150.2 and holding... Better choices paying off.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
It's okay that I am holding, I'm not going up. I am not in any huge hurry for this weight to get lost, as long as it does eventually get lost.... it's only 8.2 lbs at this point. Although, I will admit, getting under that 150 mark again will be pretty t'riffic.
I am currently on day 11 of a 12 day stretch of work (this happens monthly when I have drill weekend). I prepare the best I can, but it still takes its toll by the end of it all. I was actually better prepared this time, not dreading it, just ready for the reality of it. But it's Thursday now and I am really bone-tired.
Weeks like this, it is harder to get in my exercise since by this time, all I wanna do is sleep. I am an evening exerciser and by the time I get home I barely have any brain and only want to become one with my chair. However, I did great last night and started a 10K training program on my treadmill. I walked 3 minutes both before and after the running portion, which was a steady 45 minute jog that started at 4.8 mph and then switched up to 4.9 mph. I usually run at a faster pace, but the easy constant pace felt good and I was just able to fall into it. I need to learn what the easy pace feels like, so I can learn to regulate myself when I am running my 5K races, and when I run that 10K this fall.
I am also finding blogging here to be a big key in staying focused and making good choices. I can reflect sort of "out loud" my intentions, triumphs, failures and in-betweens... and it's here. I can go back and look at what I have said... for better or worse. It just helps me make it real and keep it real. Also helps me remember what has worked in the past.
I still didn't eat any of those doughnuts!