Saturday, July 12, 2014

Back on Track

Half Marathon training was scheduled to start this past Tuesday. Unfortunately, I was lazy and didn't do the first training so my training started on Thursday. 

I ran after work since I didn't get myself up early enough to run before work. 3 miles was on the schedule. I am sticking with my run 3 minutes, walk 1 minute ratio for now since it's been awhile since I've run. I was ready to quit at mile 2 but I pushed through and finished!

Today's schedule was for 3 miles as well. After I weighed in at Weight Watchers I came home and ran. It felt a lot harder than Thursday's run. It was more humid and I was sweating like crazy. 

You can tell by the picture I took when I finished that I was feeling kind of miserable.

Last Saturday when I weighed in I had gained 1.8 pounds. I knew it was coming and I knew why I gained the weight. I stayed on plan this week and didn't go over my points and guess what happened...

4.2 pounds gone!!! It's a great feeling when you're hard work pays off. We planned meals for the week and stuck to the plan for the most part. We still went to El Nopal one night and ate out Friday night, but that's a lot better than we have been doing in the past. Small steps lead to big changes.

Lastly, I wanted to share this picture because it makes me smile. One night this week a storm came through. Afterwards, when we looked outside, everything looked pink. So I stepped outside and was able to take this beautiful picture. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

A New Leaf

This week's weigh in at Weight Watchers was just as bad as I expected. I ate very poorly and I didn't exercise. What does this result in? A gain of 1.8 pounds. Normally I would have been really upset with myself. I would have felt defeated. I would have continued in a pattern of bad eating and given up. This is where the new leaf comes in...

It's okay to make mistakes. It's okay to have a bad week. This weight loss journey has had ups and downs. I'm human and that is perfectly fine. I know what I did wrong and now it's time to move on. Dwelling on it doesn't do anyone any good so what's the point? I have to make better choices in the future. Each day is its own battle. Some battles are won and some are lost miserably, but you get back up.

This week will be better. My half marathon training starts on Tuesday and I know running will definitely help the weight loss process. This week is also the last week of this round of the Dietbet. I am already under the goal so as long as I don't eat everything in sight, I should be good.

We have had a pretty eventful summer so far. We went to the Newport Aquarium and a Cincinnati Reds Game. The next weekend we went to the Nascar race at Kentucky Speedway. Thursday night we went to a Louisville Bats game and Friday we went to French Lick for a train ride. I'm exhausted, but it has all been worth it. I don't have all the pics on my computer yet, but here's a little bit of the fun we've been having.