Wednesday, April 2, 2014

It wasn't that bad!

Back in the middle of March I blogged about some goals I set for myself for the week. One of them being to do the 30 Day Shred 5 times/week. And while I started off strong, completing 3 days in a row, I never actually pulled through and finished.

So the following week I made it a goal again, minus blogging about it. I crashed and burned after completing one day. And since then I've been a huge couch potato.

Until today.

After reading Carolyn's blog yesterday I felt like I was in a V8 commercial where someone bops you on the head saying, "you could've had a V8" only she was saying "you could be active and on the wagon!" And because Carolyn is a runner {a kick ass one too} I was beginning to think about starting to run again.

The Shred just wasn't working for me. Doing the same work out 5 days in a row, and not one that I particularly look forward to completing was becoming torture. And while I know a work out isn't supposed to be easy I also know there is a difference between something being hard but doable and hard but dreadful. So I knew it was time to start looking for another work out.

Finally around 5:30 yesterday I sent out a text to Carolyn and my other favorite running blogger Tammy Jo simply telling them I was thinking about starting to run again. And I'm so glad I sent that text. Those ladies gave me nothing but support and encouragement that I could do it {and should do it}. Carolyn even helped push me to start today instead of Monday {because everything starts on a Monday, right?}.

And even after a 6:30am wake up call, 1.91 miles, and 29:25 minutes later I'm still so glad I sent that text! Thank you, thank you ladies!

It wasn't that bad!
It's Wednesday so that also means that it is time to link up for Weigh In Wednesday.

And oh boy has it been a while since I participated in one of these. But here goes.

Starting Weight {highest recorded weight}: 207.7
Today's Weigh In, Apr. 2: 205.5
Loss: 1.3
Overall Loss: 2.2

Heck yes! Seeing that I'm losing some weight, even if it's small amounts here and there, is encouraging! And honestly, I would rather lose it slowly {although frustrating sometimes} and keep it off long term than lose it quickly and see it come back just as quickly.

Pretty Strong Medicine

And that's it. That's all I've got to report this fine Wednesday morning. Can you tell I'm in a good mood? :)

Do you need a push from friends/family to take an idea you're thinking about to something you're actually doing?

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  1. Congrats on your run and that loss!!! You are doing great!! It helps to share your goals AND fears with others--because they will keep you accountable!

  2. Great job getting that run it!! I had the same feelings about Shred. I restarted like 5 times, but just couldn't make myself do it daily. It gets sooo boring. "Just keep running" (read in Dory's voice) and you'll feel like a million bucks! Good luck!

  3. Fantastic job with that run and with the loss! Way to go!!! I loathe 30DS. I've tried many times to get through it but just can't..

  4. Sometimes you just need to figure out what works for you. I couldnt make it through more than a day or two of the shred. I got bored that quickly.

  5. I'm proud of you-- and especially proud that you didn't talk yourself out of just doing the damn thing and getting started today!! You are obviously ready to make some big changes, so I'm glad you're not letting your excuses hold you back. Cheers to getting out there and pounding the pavement (before work, no less), and taking the next big step in this journey!! :)

  6. Well done on the weight loss and for starting to run again

  7. Congrats on your loss! I need to take your lead and go running!

  8. Great loss! You look like you are in an area that your can change up your route which will help with boredom I have found.

  9. Congrats!! I need to start working out!! I need someone to actually hit me on the head and tell me to get off my butt and to go do something!! So proud!! Hopefully I can follow in your footsteps!!


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