Another Sunday, another update. This was a rough week. And it's not because my parents are in town since Wednesday - which has been excellent - but because my kiddo got sick this week after her shots last Monday. High fever, which turned into a sort of cold, and ultimately turned into a stomach-y thing. Not fun. Needless to say it impacted my working out opportunities.
Which made me quite hesitant to step on the scale this morning. Especially after that Hershey's with Almonds chocolate bar I had yesterday. The one I practically wolfed down in the front seat of the car. Yeah - that one. Not good.
I am on Week 3 of the Couch to 5K running program. I probably could have been a lot further into it, but that first few weeks I stayed in week one because I didn't want to push myself too hard. I am not a runner - or I wasn't. I'm probably still not quite one, but I'm trying, ya know? I'm out there - as regularly as I can be - and trying to MOVE and motivate myself.
So this morning I stepped on that scale. I said to myself, screw it, I might have a gain, but I might not, so we'll see. And when I stepped on and saw the number I said to myself, OK, fine, you stayed the same. That's alright. You kind of expected that. Then I went over to my phone and my trusty LoseIt app. I checked my previous weight and what do you know? I lost a pound! I can't believe it. I guess that even though my working out slowed down this week, my eating stayed within reason (even with a chocolate bar - no kidding!) and I upped my water intake, and it all came together.
So some people might be ticked off at just a pound, but for me, slow and steady is winning this race. And even better, my mom, who I haven't seen in way too many months, noticed I'm slimming down. I told her I'm in it for real this time, and she even said my arms are "getting tight," seriously. I kind of feel it, so I'm proud enough to keep at it. Believe me. I have good and bad days. And weeks. And moments. I wasn't proud of wolfing down that chocolate bar by any means. But I needed it, wanted it and had it. And then I moved on.
You can, too. Move on with me. We'll keep at this as best we can - TOGETHER.
Thanks for sticking with me, friends. I feel really good and continue to stay motivated having you all along for the ride. It's like an accountability tool for myself to incorporate this into my blog. And if it's boring for any of you, sorry. Too bad. hee hee. I kid. But seriously. Sorry. I'll just tell you to move back a post and read something else. Or skip my Sunday week in review updates. Because I'm having at it and giving it my all. And pretty soon my numbers will be at a point where I'll look at the total I'm down and say, holy crap - no kidding! In the meantime, as crappy as I might feel, or as tired as I am, I'm going to continue to attack this mission WITH MY HEART.