Tuesday, November 01, 2011
So I finished my 31 day challenge and I exercised 31 days straight with no breaks and no off days. I'm very proud of myself and happy that was able to complete all 30 days. I finished my 2nd 5k this past Saturday and I shaved six minutes off my time coming in at 46:11 from 52.04 from my first 5k. I am currently taking the next three days off because my left knee has been hurting for the last three weeks so hopefully the rest will help. I didn't lose a bunch of weight like I thought I would but I did lose some inches. Some days it's hard and some days its easy, but I know it's worth it no matter what the scale says each week. I read somewhere that losing weight is like a marathon that requires consistency and dedication. That's the element everyone leaves out. Seeing results takes hard work and patience, and that there's a complex psychology involved in fighting for something you desperately want, but is so difficult to achieve. And then sticking with it and fighting even when you don't see results. I believe this because some weeks I don't lose and in the beginning it made me want to give up, but inside I knew that even if I didn't see any changes I needed to continue for myself. I needed to say I gave it my best shot, I gave all that I had and since that time has not come yet, I'm going to keep going.
So, I there are two months until the end of the year and my goal is to break into the one hundreds. Wish me luck :-)
King Tiger 5k @240 June 2011 #420
Huntersville Fall Harvest Run @220 October 2011 #1004
Can you tell a difference?