Wednesday, April 09, 2014
I am not much of a blogger, but I am so excited I just want to write this and maybe I will want to come back to read it for motivation at a later date. Hopefully I won't "need" to.
I have been on a semi diet since the beginning of the year and I was training for a 10k the end of March. We had such a crappy winter that I really didn't stick to it the way I should have. I still did the 10k, but walked a lot. I never trained in the rain because I was a wimp, but the 10k started at a light drizzle and ended in a the pouring rain. Now I know that I won't melt and it really isn't a good excuse. I am going to restart the training and find another race to do before it gets too hot. Since the beginning of the year I have lost 16 pounds. Not great, but not bad. 6 of those pounds I lost in the last two weeks. I started a new eating plan and joined two challenges on Facebook. One is a group of people, mostly runners, who want to lose 10-15 lbs by 4/26. I joined on time, but started the following week because I didn't want to change anything before the race. The other group is an April running challenge that has morphed into 3 challenges - Run or walk at least a mile every day, Boys vs Girls and Beat Stan who has vowed to run 200 miles this month. I have done at least 1 or 2 miles a day at home and then I have been meeting my daughter once a week and we do 3 miles. Maybe more this week.
The biggest motivation of all was being able to wear a cute pair of cropped jeans last week. I had bought them on super sale even though they were too small. I knew I would wear them one day. I did that last week. Today I am wearing a pair of dress pant for work that I haven't worn in about 18 months. They are not even tight at all. They are actually a little loose in the legs.
So there it is. That is my big motivation right now. It's exciting to me.
Not only that, I am feeling better. Not really drinking at all during the week either and I know that is helping. I will keep doing the challenges as well. Seeing and feeling success is what keeps you going.