It's going so SLOWLY
Monday, June 03, 2013
It's true, I haven't totally gotten a handle on my eating. But I've been working out so well, and it just seems like the scale isn't budging. I sort of felt leaner, until I took some photos of myself, which looked exactly like the photos I took several months ago when I had my moment of "this must change!" So what gives?
I want to look at the positives: I'm building babits of working out. My overall athleticism has increased. But I just feel like I'm not getting any closer to my goal, which is to be able to wear my own clothes without looking like a stuffed sausage.
Even more morale-crushing, I started training this weekend for a half marathon in September. As always, sounds like that would be a recipe for weight loss, but anyone who's ever trained for a race knows that's not how it works. So what do I do? Surely training for a marathon will not keep me from fitting into my clothes... or will it?
Sigh.... I guess I really needed to see a better number on the scale this morning. At least this won't trigger a reaction of, "What great progress I'm making; I can slow down my efforts!" There's no slowing down here. It's going slowly enough on its own.