I was so excited about this week’s weigh in. I worked ridiculously hard last week and I couldn’t wait to see if it had paid off…
And it had!
Which is officially lower than I was on my wedding day, which also means I’ve hit my very first goal.
I know that I can’t expect every week to be this way, but it was certainly a much needed reinforcement. I know that if I eat right and get my ass off the couch then the weight is going to come off.
I’ve found myself actually excited about going to the gym this week (which I also know I shouldn’t expect every week) and I’m trying to embrace that feeling while I can. I even pushed myself a little harder on the elliptical today and went up a level and added over half a mile to my distance.
Cliff and I are planning to walk a cross country trail at a local park Saturday morning that is a 3.1 mile loop. I’m interested in seeing if I could walk a 5K at this point and how long it would take me. I would really like to get it done in under an hour (which would be a 20 minute mile, which is beyond leisurely) but I’m trying to keep in mind that I’m still 280+ pounds and Cliff is still 430+ pounds and just finishing it will be a huge accomplishment.
One of my goals this year (before July 2014) is to run a 5K. Notice that’s run and not walk and I haven’t even walked one yet. I would like to be down to 250 before I actually try to run again. I tried to run on our treadmill one time and I could barely walk for days. I think I still have a bit too much “jiggle” to be be putting that much pressure on my body. I know that there are many people out there that have started running at a heavier weight for me, but I’m going to stick to what feels good to me as long as it keeps working.
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~Francis of Assisi