A New Push
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
I joined the "Plateau Buster" challenge on Spark, and 1 week in, I'm realizing that I'm less plateau-ing than I am letting things get loosey-goosey around the edges. :)
It's been a fabulous August, full of fun, friends, family... I haven't gained anything, but I haven't lost anything in about 3 weeks either. That's okay. I'm not going to beat myself up about it (and actually, I believe I'm in for a loss again this week... since I've jump started things again). I really wasn't being exceptionally indulgent. I had a few, intentional (birthday-related) meals out--and I LOVED them. Sushi at a very fun, trendy place with my best friend. Steak with my dear family. Thai with my husband for a few-and-far-between date night out.
Anyway... despite these dinners (and some birthday cake!) I mostly stayed within my points each day. I rode the high end a bit more than I usually do. And last week, my exercise intentions fell apart as a household project I've been dying to finish took over. So I was active (cleaning, painting, re-doing our filthy, icky mudroom)... but not really THAT active.
Anyway... I spent some time thinking through where I've become just a little lax. Really, it's only a few choices during the week that I need to be more conscious of. That and re-energizing my exercise routine (and making it a bit more regular again).
The kids started back to school today (*sentimental sniff*) which means it's a great time to settle back into my schedule, since things are changing anyway.
Yesterday I did a LONG run (4 miles--the longest I'm able to do). Today I hiked my Devil's Lake route THREE times instead of the usual two. It nearly killed me. Really. But I felt awesome afterward--and also peaceful and centered again.
Oh! And I replaced my 2-year-old running shoes today. That's the most $$ I spend on working out and it always gives me sticker shock... but they are sooooo cushy. It was definitely time.
So... just checking in because I have a few moments and I want to recommit "publicly" to pushing hard. I even made myself a little motivational calendar.... I figure even at my slowest weight loss pace, I ought to be nearly to my goal in another 3 months. (Provided I get my butt losing again.) I'm pumped.