And I totally meant that in a good way!
DOWN 1.8 LBS!
It was a total surprise to look down and see that number. It feels so good to see that I am accomplishing my goal, albeit a bitter slower than I would like, but then I have always been impatient. 🙂
I’m sticking to my Couch to 5K training plan. Last week threw me for a loop. It usually calls for the same thing 3 days a week, i.e. run for 5 minutes, walk for 3 minutes, repeat twice. I glanced at the screen on Monday and saw that I would be doing just that, so on Wednesday I just assumed that I would be doing the same thing. You know what happens when you assume right? So there I am jogging away, and I suddenly think to myself, “Sheesh, it feels like I’ve been running for longer than 5 minutes.” I glance down and sure enough I’m nearing the 8 minute mark. Turns out that day called for me to jog for 8 minutes, walk for 5, then job for 8 more. It was a bit of a shock but I did it!
My second accomplishment for the week was finally breaking a 13 minute mile! I have been trying really hard to do it the last couple of weeks. I’ve come close but still miss it by 3-5 seconds. On Thursday I didn’t only break it, I punched it in the face!
And lastly, my Hubs told me how proud he was of me and my journey. See on Friday both my kids were sick. That meant no school and no gym for me. I texted the Hubs and asked if I could head to the gym once he got home. He agreed so the wait was on. Then of course traffic was a bear and he was an hour late getting home. I was itching to go so when he walked in the door, I tried to hide my eagerness by asking him about his day. He took one look at me, smiled and told me to go.
When I got home he gave me a big hug and told me how impressed and proud he was that I followed through and went.
My goal for next week is to lose 3lbs and see 190! If I can do this I will have lost 10lbs since beginning this journey the first of the year.
For the Blog Carnival our question was: “What does wellness mean to you?”
To me it not only means being healthy in the body but also the mind. Since starting this new adventure I have not only noticed a change physically but also mentally. By working out my self confidence has grown as well as my self reliance and tenacity. When I’m running there is at least one moment when I think I can’t do it anymore but I keep telling myself that I can. I take the reminder one minute at a time instead of focusing on how much longer I have left. This has transferred to my every day life as well. Instead of staring at the clock wondering when my hubs will be home and take over, I focus on smaller portions of time, thinking up things keep the kids occupied. Then the next thing I know my prince charming is walking in the door. 🙂