I am at around a seven week streak exercising. I have been making it priority, and almost feel bad on my rest day that I'm not working out. I have been getting up early in the morning to run, and if I can't drag my backside out of bed, I have been doing it in the evening. I have been running 3 days a week - and cross training every other day for three days (Zumba, Strength Training, Yoga), then resting on Sunday.
My weight has been up and down the entire time. The lowest I have seen it in this seven week stretch was 192.4. Until this morning.
So I got up to run this morning. I was tired. I wanted to sleep longer, but M had told me before we fell asleep last night that he was proud of me for how persistent I had been in running, and that gave me the little boost I needed to roll out of bed. Hobie is getting used to the routine, and got up with me to go potty before it was time to go. He loves our runs. Some might say he's just a dog... but I adore him. I can't let him down.
As I was jogging my pants felt loose. I thought I was hallucinating until I had to pull them up a couple of times. I completed my 1.6 mile route in 26 minutes (new personal best), meaning that I am now doing around 16.25 miles per minute. It may be slow by some standards, but it is wonderful compared to the 17.25 I started out with seven weeks ago. I AM becoming a runner.
I finished my run, then jumped in the shower. I went about my morning, kicking myself in the butt because I should have been up earlier to get the girls ready for school, etc. When I was getting dressed, my clothes felt like they fit me better. So when I got to work, I stepped on the scale to see if I had lost anything. On Monday it read 195.6. Imagine my shock when the scale now read 189.6. Under 190. Wow. I have been exercising for 7 weeks, and I chose to eat healthier on week 7 and suddenly drop some weight. I stepped on the scale again to see if it was a fluke. Nope. Still 189.6. WOW.
This is working. I can do this. I will stick with this. I will ROCK THIS!
I tried yoga last night. The ROCK IT team asked that we do it 2x a week, and showed us the link to Hulu where it can be done... FREE. I have chronic back pain. Upper and lower. So I chose to do a back strengthening set of Yoga last night. After my run this morning... my back is feeling noticeably better. I still have minor pain, but it is so much better than it was yesterday. I am in awe, and ready to do some yoga again... maybe even tonight if I have time..
I am so happy. I feel like I have found something that works. I am going to keep pushing toward my goal. For the first time in a long time I feel like I can do this.... YES!
P.S. I don't like Portabello burgers. They're all mushy. The taste wasn't too bad, but the texture was just gross. BUT! I tried it!!!
Monday: 5K training
Tuesday: Yoga / Str training
Wednesday: 5K training
Thursday: Yoga / Str training
Friday: 5K training
Saturday: Zumba / Str. training