I said back in May that I wanted to start running. I did want to, I always have. I never got around to it. There was always someone telling me that I couldn't/shouldn't do it. However, this time around, that person was me! I have let my mind get the best of me and this morning when I woke up and checked FB, two of my friends has already gotten runs in. And, one of them was on vacation in THAILAND! What the heck is my excuse?
So, I got up, threw my hair in a pony tail and drove (I know) over to the bike path by my house. It's about a 2 mile path one way for bikers, rollerbladers, walkers and runners. Here's a pic!
Pretty huh? I thought I might be the only person there and I was a little scared because I didn't want it to be like my old city where it was unsafe to walk by yourself early in the morning or late at night. But guess what? I got there at 7:30a and there were a ton of people out getting their exercise too! I even thought...hey, why don't I try jogging a little and see how I do. I know I don't breathe properly, but this is the perfect place to try.
36 minutes later, I had jogged/walked 2.36 miles! Yes, I know it's not very fast, I think I average about a 16 minutes mile. I am still learning to use Runkeeper and duh, should have paused it when waiting for street lights even though I was moving, it goes off of GPS. But, I am learning and that's the point! I am still going to go to Zumba tonight because I love it and it's fun to me. It's a great de-stresser. But, I have a feeling running (using the term loosely here) in the morning is going to really help my weight loss AND my self-esteem.
Also, I made it to 10 days without a binge. Last night I had a little mini one, but I tracked all my points and I still have some weeklies left. I now realize WHY it happened. I had even gone for a walk with some friends and thought I would be fine. But I found out last night that one of the key people in our company is voluntarily exiting the company. Which means, we may not have a job soon. So...I forgave myself before I went to bed last night and I woke up with a better sense of what I know I can accomplish.
I am not going to beat myself up anymore. I just need to learn from it and move on. Life shouldn't be consecutive days of shame. I know that now. I need to accept myself as I am at this moment, faults and all, and just try to do the very best I can do each day.
Let's make this a great one friends and fat fighters! =)