Friday, August 12, 2011
I'm 26 years old today. :) It's not an age that I'm nervous about. It's not very significant to me actually. It is what it is.
An excuse to celebrate, that's what it is.
But I've got an even better reason to celebrate!
Last night, for the first time EVER, I ran for 20 minutes straight. And I could have kept going! It was W5D3 of my C25K training, and it couldn't have gone better. Not only was it the longest time I've ever run (seriously, EVER), but it was the longest distance too! I tracked my route and it seems I went roughly 1.3 miles! That means it was around a 15 minute mile pace! WHAT?!?! How great!! I mean, c'mon. For someone that struggled making it 90 seconds 4 weeks ago, this is SIG.NI.FI.CANT! That's worth celebrating.
Sparkpeople is yelling at me again for burning more than I'm eating. (Again, luckily I make up for it by eating a little too many carbs most days....hehe.) This week they're gonna be extra mad since the way my schedule works out, I'm adding one more run into this week on Saturday. (I had to do Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday this week instead of my normal Saturday, Monday, Thursday schedule.) Ooooh well. :) Sparkpeople yelling at me for that is something to celebrate I think! (Disclaimer: Trust me, I'm being safe...I'm not starving myself or purging with exercise! Honestly, the weekends are my downfall as far as eating goes...plus I sometimes don't track then...the weekdays are my start over. Plus, like I said, at least 1 or 2 days I go over on calories...um and most days over on carbs. Whoops. I'm sure that will get me sometime soon, so I'm making plans. And probably going to change my calories burned...once AGAIN...for my weekly goals. But yeah....anyyyyywayyys....)
Celebrating having to tighten my heart rate monitor strap at least once a week!
Celebrating needing new bras...seriously people.
Celebrating the fact that I must be making some people think about health in the office since they brought me a cake today, but instead of a sheet cake with whipped frosting and lots of artificial coloredness, they brought an angle food cake with lite cool whip and fresh berries with no sugar! HOW COOL IS THAT!!?!?
Celebrating the fact that I love the way I feel when I workout...especially when I have my hair in a high ponytale that swings back and forth like the girls in fitness magazines! (I was totally channeling YOOVIE here!)
Celebrating the fact that some bermuda shorts I tried on 6 weeks ago were so tight on my thighs that I wouldn't even DREAM of wearing them in public...and now I wear them every weekend!!
Celebrating the fact that I put on my jeans today and didn't have a poochy pooch muffin top under my shirt!
Celebrating that with only 6 pounds gone in 5 full weeks of running and 4 weeks of tracking food, I have found so many other motivators to keep moving forward beyond the scale!
I didn't do any starting measurements, but maybe for my birthday I can do that. :) I did do some when I began INSANITY in January, but I think I actually gained since then (especially when I stopped three weeks in...haha, that'll do it!) So maybe I'll do that!
But like I told a friend recently, my number one goal at this moment is to finish C25K and complete the 5K I signed up for in October without walking. My secondary goal is weight loss right now. I know it will come by being consistant and being conscious of what I put in my body and what I do with my body... I'm just at a place right now that just wants to really see what I can physcially do!
So today, I'm celebrating. Not just because I'm a year older, but because I have SOOOO MUCH that I get to celebrate every single day! :)