Non-scale Victory: stairs!
Friday, March 08, 2013
I had a really great non-scale victory last night!
I have been really struggling with my food and I have gained a couple of pounds, which is frustrating. I know that I am in this for the long haul, so learning to deal with stress in a way other than eating is part of this process. I have to assume there will be some ups and downs(mostly downs I hope!) as I begin this new healthy lifestyle.
One way that I am dealing with stress is my C25k running program. I love it and feel so good when I get out and run! However, it is only three days a week and I don't want to over-do it and injure myself, so I am taking it slowly. I mentioned in a previous blog that we switched training programs and went backwards a couple of weeks. Yesterday I finished week #3 workout #3!!!
I am making such great progress but I don't always see it, which brings me to my non-scale victory! Last night was freshman orientation for the high school. My daughter and I went and got to see the elective classrooms and meet some of the teachers. We met up with one of her friends and her mom to walk around. Well, this is a two story school and two young girls were leading us all over in a random order up and down stairs, back & forth across the campus. It was fun, but it was something I would have struggled to do before the C25K. I would not have been able to repeatedly climb the stairs and walk so far with out getting winded. I did great! It was totally doable. In the past, I would have made up an excuse to use the elevator and it would have been humiliating. I would have been so self conscious that it could have ruined the whole evening. Instead, I could do it no problem and we had a great night!