Saturday, December 04, 2010
I want to reach or surpass my 100 lb weight loss mile marker by the end of 2010.
You would think that for someone who has lost 95+ LBS that 5 pounds would not be that big of a deal. I am finding that it is taking everything I have to make this happen. I have learned alot of bad habits when i was distance training this year. my intense calorie burns doing the 10 mile + runs gave me alot of liberty with the eating and allowed me to get away with alot of stuff that would make your hair stand on end if you were a dietician.
This is my confession to you.
now that i have been forced to decrease my intensity, I can see where my sloppiness has taken its toll, almost a year without any real losses except for the last month. I have some mental blocks to overcome, such as the idea that I am stuck. Stuck in bad habits yes, stuck weight loss-wise - NO. Unlearninig bad habits - YES, wallowing in it - NO.
This is where the mental dicipline of running comes into play. I have had this scenario play out a million times in running that I know what to do. I am XX distance from the finishline, Im tired, tight, and running out of gas. get your focus and think about the next bend in the road, not the 4 miles to the finish. the mental toughness i gained from all of the training this year is exactly what I need at this moment.
Forget about all of the tough talk and psyching myself up. That usually results in a noisy, flash in the pan but no bang, experience. Its the quiet confidence, the one foot in front of the other, with or without cheering section, kind of commitment that will see this through.
The bigger the challenge, the bigger the Woo Hoo and you guys that know me KNOW I love my Woo Hoo's.