Non Scale Victories

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I am writing these down so I can embrace the slow changes that are happening since my scale isn't moving a lot.

* I am in the middle of Week 3 of Couch to 5K - and the first day was rough, but last night I was able to run for three straight minutes, twice.
* I was able to hold a real plank twice this morning - not on the knees, up on the toes.
* I lost one inch off my hips since my last measurement.
* I am sleeping like a baby.
* I am drinking LOTS of water
* I am standing taller - doing the right thing for myself feels amazing!
* I am researching "Clean" recipes for treats that I can have that are sugar free and yummy but healthy
* I've inspired my younger stepson to start working out, too - and he's putting his OWN stickers (silver stars) on the calendar next to my puffy stickers and Hello Kitty stickers. I think that's pretty cool, if we can suck the older stepson into our new "healthier" lifestyle our whole family would be on board and maybe we can do that Presidents Active Lifestyle Challenge and get awards!

The biggest non scale victory is that I am actively engaged in this journey, I am truly committed and I'm doing it FOR ME and not to try to make someone like me or because I think I "have to". I am doing this because I want to, because I deserve good health and a strong body. I can't do it alone, and I know that and honor that. I am giving myself credit for being active on Sparkpeople again after years of half-a*sedness. I'm in this all the way, that's the biggest victory of all.
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  • BOOKWORM2011
    emoticon I love that you have made a list of your victories. My scale hasn't really moved since January, and I don't know how many times I have had to look back at my journal to keep me focused. The little things count SO much.
    2225 days ago
    Good for you!!

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    2228 days ago
    I'm doing Couch to 5K too and it really makes you feel good especially at each milestone. Keep it up! Also, don't be afraid to repeat a day if you need to. I'm in the middle of week 4 right now and never would have thought that I'd be able to run for 5 minute intervals and not be a sweaty, out of breath mess, but here I am! Good luck and keep thinking positive!
    2228 days ago
    I love your NSV's!! Specially the one with your stepson- you inspired him!!! emoticon Ignore that scale and keep doing what you are doing!!
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    2228 days ago
    Oh I LOVE the positive energy of this blog. You sound really focused and there are so many things we achieve that are nothing to do with the scale. And as for being able to run for 3 mins twice...that's an outstanding achievement...I don't think I could do it for 1 minute!! I'm proud of how you're doing emoticon emoticon
    2228 days ago
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