Wednesday, April 03, 2013
I'm sitting here relaxing, feeling great. I really kicked my workout today.
I ran C25K Week3day1. Run5min, walk1min and repeat 5x. I couldn't get my hr to drop down, so that made it that much harder today. I still found a way to push through it. I am counting today as a successful training run.
I've got that sort of heavy feeling in my chest - from working so hard.
But I'm also feeling like I just might be able to meet my goal this fall. It feels great.
I tracked all of todays food - I'm within my calorie range, but low on carbs. I'm going to have to fix that. I've come up low on carbs a few days this week.
So overall, I feel like I've done everything I can today to reach my goal.
I've been thinking though. I have a difficult decision coming up. I'm supposed to weigh in on Saturday for the 5% challenge. I don't know if I really want to. I'm struggling right now. Struggling with the fact that the scale doesn't seem to move for me. I'm trying to find non-scale victories to pin my progress on instead. I'm starting to find what I want to track, and trying to figure out how to make it more concrete for myself.
I'm worried jumping on the scale could ruin that. Either because I don't see a weight loss and it frustrates me. Or even worse, if I do see a loss. It'll make it so much harder to want to stick to my non-scale victories.
I can contact the team leaders and tell them I won't be able to weigh in this week. I'm really trying to decide this route, and to stick to it. That will buy me an extra week to work on this issue. And realistically, if I find myself still in this same quandry, I can choose to just not weigh in again until I'm ready. That may mean having to drop out of the Daisies. I sure hope not.
I really don't know what to do.
So I'll put this away and focus on what I can do, and what I need to do for tonight. I still need to shower after my workout. My lunch for tomorrow is already done. I need to fold my laundry. And I need to get a good nights sleep.
I'm also thinking of starting a new streak. I want to go to the gym to strength train at least 3x/week. I have a HUGE block around this, and I know it. That's why I'm thinking if I set it up as a streak, it might help. Or maybe that's too much to take on right now?
I'm feeling so much stronger. So much better. the exercise is starting to pull me out of my depression. My abdominal pain is not as bad either lately.
Long story short, today was a successful day. Successful nutrition (80%). Successful exercise (95%+). Successful water.