Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I 'stole' the title from CONFUSEDBIRD's blog, but just because I totally agreed with her! I am on my 2nd round of 'losing weight'. I started my journey in June of 2010 & hit goal weight early in 2011. For a year I kept off the weight. Then, during the 'maintenance phase' of 2012 & the first half of 2013, I started putting the weight back on. So, I'm on to round 2 of "losing weight".... and it IS fun!
How is it fun? Well, you track your food & do your workouts & you see the scale MOVE! And your clothes fit better... then they get lose... then you buy smaller clothes... and people start to comment on how great you look. That's FUN, right?
It's also that way with learning to run. If you were like me, you could barely run when you started. I started with C25K (couch to 5K which is an AWESOME program!) just days after starting SP. The first runs are for 30 seconds each. And, it was SO HARD! When I ran my first 2.5 minutes, I felt as proud as if I'd run a marathon! And, as I ran & ran the runs got farther (I've now run 4 half marathons) & faster & faster (so far, I've set a PR with every race). It feels great the first time you complete a 5K... or a half marathon... or set a PR... or compete in a triathlon!
So, YES, losing weight is HARD! And doing the exercise is often quite HARD! But, try to remember how much FUN it is, too!