I've focused on nutrition for the past few weeks in an effort to lose just a couple of pounds or inches. It has definitely worked, but VERY slowly. Today is my lowest weight of the summer. by a whole 0.2 pounds!! but, hey, I'll take it. I've been working super hard and I understand the scale does not define us, but it's still nice to see a number that I'm satisfied with.
It's also good to remind myself:
In some ways, this year of maintenance has been harder than that year of weight loss. Working on fitness doesn't give the same instant gratification that weight loss does. Don't get me wrong, fitness goals are extremely rewarding and empowering. They are just different beasts!
Did it! I relive little moments of it often. Already looking forward to Twin Cities 2013.
1 pull-up, that's all I wanted. This has been a goal for a long time. I'd try to follow a plan with assisted pull-ups, DH uses some app that he tried to help me with. I'd get frustrated because it was so flippin hard and I'd give up. And because he can bust out 50 in a row and that's crazy intimidating. Well, I finally did a real one. Without jumping to help my way up! Full body weight hanging from the bar and pulling myself up, chin over bar. whew! And then last week I did 2. My whole body shakes the entire time. Working towards 3...
head stand. Not there yet. There's still a lot of time left in 2012! I'll get there.
I know this is incredibly vain, but I wanted someone to compliment my legs when I wasn't wearing workout clothes. I was wearing shorts and wedges and a stranger came up to me and said I have amazing legs. She made my day!! Give someone a compliment today. It may work wonders in a very simple way.
triathlon. my new love. Completed the Sprint, had a blast, the Olympic distance is next Saturday.
run. It's still my true love. I ran on vacation, I did my first track workout, I ran new routes all over the city seeing places I've never been & seeing familiar places in a new way, I ran pushing my kids in the double jogger, I had running dates with DH, I ran with my dad and my sister, reconnected with an old friend on runs, made new friends in a running group, ran hills, ran a 5K in 24:06, ran alone for joy. I love running.
And I am so excited for Fall running gear!
What a great summer.