Hi friends! I feel like I have been kick started right back to where I was before surgery, which is a phenomenal feeling. I lost weight this week AND I was able to go running. Seriously, I started my week out on the best note ever.
Sunday Weigh In
131.0: This bring me down 1.6lbs from the previous week. Which is great, honest, but for some reason it bummed me out and I had to give myself a kick back into reality. I had high expectations for my weight last week, and I don’t know why, or where they came from because if anything, I should have had low expectations; I wasn’t exercising. The only way I was controlling my weight was by monitoring my food, it’s possible to lose weight this way, but it’s harder. So I’m not sure why I had it in my head that I was going to enter the 120′s this week, it was very silly.
I, personally, like to look at things on a graph, it just motivates me more to see the line curve down instead of looking at a table and seeing the numbers falling.This graph starts at 1/1/12, instead of 10/28/11 because it got too big and too hard to handle.
Tomorrow I’m going to have a blog post up about how to lose weight when you can’t exercise.
RUNNING! I CAN STILL DO IT! I woke up bright and early yesterday, like it was Christmas, to get my running stuff on. It was officially the first day that my Doctor said I could start exercising again.
I always lay my clothes out in the bathroom the night before. This way I can just jump into them and I’m not running around like a crazy person looking for my one missing sock.
No matter what kind of shoe laces I have, they are always a foot too long, either that or my feet are a foot too short (very possible). I always tuck my shoelaces into my shoes because no matter what they will trip me.
Before! Happy! Ready to Go!
I went out with not much of an idea of what was going to happen. Some people were saying it would be easy to jump back in, some people were saying I was going to start at the bottom. I didn’t exactly go out and run a half marathon, but I did do 3 miles, a very slow 3 miles. To my defense though, definitely faster than when I started this whole “getting into shape” thing. I was done in about 42 minutes, which was good, because it was really hot out and the humidity was making me very angry.
Here’s the proof. Very red and very sweaty.
Side note:my new hair, is awesome for running. I pin it back and then I never had to worry about my pony tail falling out and it isn’t long enough to stick to my neck or forehead. That’s a major win in my book.
I thought that during the run my battle was going to be my legs, I thought they would have forgotten how to move back and forth, but they didn’t, they felt fine, I didn’t even have any heaviness. My biggest challenge was my breathing, I forgot the rhythm, but I’m sure it’ll come back pretty quickly. I am not an “in through the nose, out through the mouth” person, I only breath through my mouth, it works for me, but yesterday between the lack of anything in a while, and the humidity, I felt like I was choking on air at some points.
My incision sites were a little sore after, but nothing that ice couldn’t fix. It was also nice that Monday’s at work require a lot of sitting. So much sitting that my butt hurt when I went home.
Today, I think my thighs are in panic mode, they enjoyed sitting around not doing anything for 2 months, so they’re acting like babies right now and hurting.
My Goals For This Week
- Pack my lunch every single day. This isn’t that hard to me, it’s habit now, but it’s still something that I like to put on my list every week so I don’t get lazy.
- 3 mile run Wednesday, 4 miles Friday, and 5 miles on Saturday. Slowly work my way back up. But, more importantly, listen to my body, and stop if I need to.
- Pay attention to everything that goes in my mouth. Liquid or solids, they all count.
- Smile, every day, life is beautiful.
What are your goals this week?
Are you starting to hate summer? Because I am. I need some rain!