Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Weigh In Wednesday

Got up this morning and I almost forgot it was Weigh in Wednesday. I dutifully got the scale out and saw that I had lost two pounds of weight and gained two pounds of accomplishment. I won't lie and say I was excited about the number. If I would have given myself time to think about it, I would have thought that I should have lost more weight. But, I keep reminding myself it doesn't matter. 2 Pounds accomplished is awesome, and that will eventually add up to big numbers. So I'm happy. But more than anything I'm happy about what I did to get to those two pounds.

Here a random list of things I'm proud of:

Since last Wednesday I have covered 63 miles!
Almost 10 of those miles were running.
And it looks like next Wednesday the mileage will be even higher!
And even more of the miles will be from running.
I have been tracking my workouts.
I have been waking up in the morning and doing 30-60 minutes on the elliptical.
Then I get ready and ride my bike to work.
Then When I get home I run/walk 45 minutes.
I have gone from running 90 seconds to running two minutes and walking 60 seconds in between.
Yesterday I forgot my shoes at work, but I didn't let that stop me from running.
I borrowed a pair of Aaron's and headed out the door.
Yesterday I didn't feel tired so I ran for 5 minutes strait.
Then I took a short break and ran for 8 minutes strait.
I have been watching my calories and eating, and I have been writing it down for the last three days.
I have been bringing my lunch to work and cooking dinner at night.
I have actually done my sit-ups the last two days.
I feel better.
I like myself more.
My calves are starting to look toned again and the rolls on my stomach and back are not as prominent.
I'm starting to dream athletic dreams again.
I'm challenging myself.
I'm not backing down.

Those 2 pounds had a lot of stuff in them :) It is a good day!