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Progress so far

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I've come a long way from my January goals. I feel the need to check in on them, after nearly 4 months.

1. Marathon running: I've sustained my first significant injury (to me at least), and I'm coming out the other side now. I'm not back to perfect yet, but I'm getting much better. I was running a 7K on 3/19, and sustained a calf tear a 1/4 mile from the finish. I walked across the finish, very bummed. I've rested, iced, compressed, elevated, massaged, etc etc. I always got discouraged by lesser injuries, but I've kept up with my gym class through all of this. I recognize this as a MAJOR victory. And I'll miss my 6/5 half marathon, but the October marathon is still very possible.

2. Wardrobe: I'm not sure who said this first: "Dress the body you have now". I went and got some cute clothes, in the same size I was in January, and I'm feeling much better. Actually, I got rid of some of the clothes I had when I was at my thinnest. I give some of the credit for this to Beatricebunny. She inspires me, whether she knows it all the time or not.

3. Liking how I look now: it's a challenge, I won't lie. The lifting I'm doing now gives me great arms, and that does help.

4. Energy: my energy level is way up, despite the scale not having budged. Victory here!

5. Nope, still not pregnant. Not stressing over it, at this point.

Overall, I think I'm in a better place than January, even though the scale is the same. Onward!
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    Thanks so much! You totally made my day! :)

    I think you have a fantastic body, and I think it's pretty frickin amazing that you've been pulling yourself to the gym despite a calf tear. I watched Jim recover from that last year, and it's not fun. You're awesome!
    2008 days ago
    I am encouraged by the fact that you remain motivated despite the scale not moving. I am not sure from your post whether it has not moved at all in 4 months or not moved only recently. Despite showing an initial loss of 5 pounds in a couple of days (I attribute this to water loss and my body's typical "Here I will give you a couple of pounds so you leave me alone" response), my scale has remained consistent. Thanks for the motivation this morning; here's to sticking to the changes.
    2008 days ago
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