Forget what the scale says, yesterday I ran a personal best
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
So I'm back in plateau land. Been losing and gaining the same 2 pounds for over a month. But yesterday I ran my fastest mile ever. Ran it - not ran and walked it. OK... on a treadmill in the a/c. But still ran it. Yay me.
Looking back at my history, I can see that my workouts haven't been as long or intense as they had been a couple of months ago. Speaks to time constraints I'm facing now that I wasn't facing then. My caloric intake has also been a bit higher more recently due to travel and houseguests but still mostly within range. And when I have been outside of range it hasn't been by much. I could do a better job of cutting out processed foods and staying away from the soft serve ice cream at work (I've only succumbed three times).
So I'm thinking through what I can do to get back on the weight loss road. More intense workouts. I've started a streak around doing something active during my lunch break at work every day - either getting to the gym or taking a walk. The campus at work includes a one mile loop. Very handy. Soft serve ice cream in the cafeteria, less so. (I tried to rationalize if I got the baby sized cone and ate it while I walked the 1 mile loop....yeah, just wrong).
I'm open to whatever suggestions anybody wants to make about plateau busting - my food and fitness logs are open if you want to go that far. Meanwhile I'm still celebrating that non-scale victory. Its a big one for me.