So I have hit a little bump in the road with running and weight loss. I haven't worked out since Thursday's run. No running, no cross training, no weight lifting. I can't really explain what happened- the week was fine and I was jazzed about Thursday's run and then bam, nada. I had a lot going on Friday so I decided to use it as my "rest" day. Saturday came around and I went on a long walk with the BF and dog. I planned to run later in the day but it didn't happen. I decided to do weights instead but that didn't happen. I thought I would just move it to Sunday but nope, no workout. I think I have hit a bit of a wall. Not the losing weight plateau or time to change the exercise routine slump- I just started to think about how far I have to go to get where I want to be. It's been about three months since I started running and about a month since I started paying attention to what I'm eating and the sad thing is I still have a long, long, long way to go. I think it will be 6 months to a year before I am at the weight I want to be and probably just as long to get into the physical shape I want to be in. The last couple of months have been going pretty good but it's hard when you realize that results aren't instant, it takes a lot of time and a lot of continuous effort (naive to think otherwise I know). I'm sorry that this is a downer post- I think the three days without a workout is affecting my mood :-). I know that tomorrow is a new day and I have already planned when I am going to run and what I am going to eat for the day and for most of the week. Monday is a fresh week and I am really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. Even with the "feeling down" attitude I know it's just a phase, part of realizing that it took a lot of time for me to get to where I am (pounds to lose, metabolism to reboot, stamina to rebuild), so it will take time to get back to a lighter, fitter me. As long as I keep pushing forward and go on that run tomorrow I will be fine- it's just a bump in the road.
On to other, better, news...I lost 1/2 of a pound this week. Nothing like last week's big loss but I am ok with it. I figure that since I lost double my weekly goal last week I can afford a smaller loss this week- and the good news is that at least I didn't gain any poundage :-)! This week I am going to focus on what I eat and the calories I am taking in. If I figure out the amount of calories of the food I want, before eating it, it really helps me keep the overeating in check. I also want to stay away from all prepackaged, processed foods this week. I am think about making weekly challenges/goals like that for myself but need to take a hard look at what I actually eat before deciding what needs to go.
I am also really excited about another giveaway that TMB @ Racing with Babes is putting on. It is for a Moving Comfort sports bra- I don't know about everyone else but a good sports bra is pretty essential for me! To find out all the ways to get an entry in go here. I love all the giveaways! So much fun and great prizes. Might have to think of one to put on myself in the near future :-).
Hope no one was discouraged by my ranting blog today- just needed to get it all out :-).
Have a great week!!
'Once your a runner, it's always there in the back of your head'