I am now able to run 5K+ distances.
I am fitting back into my regular pants. That don't involve elastic waistbands.
I am eating healthier.
I still enjoy chocolate. But in moderate quantities.
I still enjoy coffee. But probably in too large of quantities. [Note: some things are really hard to change.] Oh, but with much less sugar in each cup!
I am stronger.
But most importantly, I simply feel better.
Since the fab hubby is pretty security-conscience (duh), I decided to take it to heart when he said he's really ok with me running the Wadi by myself. So I got past the 'it feels so desolate here!' Twice this week I ventured out solo to the Wadi for a run.
|I still feel like I'm going to be attacked by this.|
In any case, I rocked out a a 4.5 mile run today, and it felt good. (And if you're wondering, I was not attacked by Tusken Raiders.)
The rest of the week's workouts were spent at the gym or on my own elliptical at home. I've also thrown in some free weights and the fab hubby taught me some great upper arm exercises I can do with the free weights that were different from the routines I've been doing.
Things I tell myself? Even if it's only 20 minutes on the elliptical, it's worth it. Because it's much more than I was doing before.
If I eat too much, I'll be uncomfortable. And I don't miss the elastic-waist pant.
If I eat too much, I'll also have to work out a lot more, and I'm already short enough on time as it is. At work, I spend my lunch hour at the gym. There is only one lunch hour. Not two!
This coming week? I'm adding more free weights. More time on my runs (headed toward the 10K distance!). And I'm also going to work on getting to sleep earlier. My friend Jen recently blogged about giving up being a night owl for Lent. I think I'm going to hop on that train as well for Lent this year. Since I'm focused on taking better care of myself, this is definitely something I need to do.
It's been a good week! 3 weeks down in the Biggest Loser, 6.5 lbs lighter, 13 weeks to go. I'm not going to say it's been easy - because it certainly hasn't been. But I feel like I'm on the path to success.
|Half -way through my 4.5 mile run today.|
It was awesome!