Well wouldn’t you know it. I got my days confused last week and forgot to do my weekly weigh in post! That’s the first time I’ve completely missed a weigh in since I started in July! I was so bummed when I realized it! Oh well, c’est la vie.
These two weeks have been pretty good! I feel like they’ve been a blur. Right now, my main focus is this weekend’s Skirt Chaser 5K. It’s my first timed race, so I’ll be establishing my PR. I can’t wait! I am so hoping for a 36:00 or better. On Saturday, I was able to get out of the house solo and run 3.1 miles around my subdivision. It was so awesome to run without the jogging stroller! I can’t believe how much lighter I feel and how much more stamina I have. I’m sure that the reason I am able to go faster and longer is because I’ve conditioned myself by pushing that thing around with a 25 pound sack of potatoes — I mean, Maisy — riding along ;).
When I run, I listen to Pandora’s workout station. It only plays songs that are above such-and-such beats per minute to help you stay on pace during a workout. It’s pretty cool, and it plays a lot of Pitbull, so it’s basically made for me, lol. Anyway, I had just warmed up and started to run when “Let’s Go” by Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo came on. I’m a top 40 radio junkie, so I’ve heard it billions of times while waiting in carpool lines or driving to the grocery store. This time I actually had nothing else distracting me while I ran, so I just listened. The lyrics were just making me feel like a beast! I was pumped, I was ready, and I was going to slay this run.
“Let’s go! Make no excuses now. I’m talking here and now, I’m talking here and now. Let’s go!”
So I went. I was ready to book it, and I just pounded the pavement. I don’t think it’s possible to describe the surge of endorphins you get from running without sounding like someone on Intervention, but I bet it comes close to how Honey Boo Boo feels when she’s hopped up on Go Go Juice.
Then the bridge starts playing, and I started to feel an ugly cry coming on.
“It’s not about what you’ve done, it’s about what you doing.”
Y’all. I so needed to hear this. I have such a hard time letting go of the fat guilt. I beat myself up over and over — “Why did you let it get that bad?” and even nowadays “Why did you eat that extra slice of pizza?” But it’s not about that. Whatever you did is done, and the only thing you can do now is change it. Instead of putting that energy into wallowing in the past, I’m going to kick my own ass and pour that energy into my fitness.
Once I made that decision, it was like Jillian fucking Michaels took over my body or something. I hammered out the fastest 5K I’ve ever run (35:46) and the fastest mile I’ve ever run (11:14).
I. am. amazing.
The Weigh In
I woke up this morning and I was nervous. I am trying my absolute hardest to eat ALL of my Points Plus, every single day. It’s really a struggle sometimes. Part of it is physical — I’m just full! but part of it is definitely mental — “I don’t want to eat this because then I’ll gain weight” even though I’m ALLOWED to eat it! So I’m working on getting my head right in that aspect. Yesterday, I ate all but 1 of my Points Plus. I was proud, but scared to get on the scale.
Today, I weighed in at 164.4 pounds — a 3.2 pound loss from week 28 (two weeks ago)! That brings my total weight loss to 43 pounds.
I’ve been fluctuating around 164.6-166, and I’ll be damned if I see 164 again on my scale next week. This week I am kicking into overdrive and eating all of my PP.
Also! I want your ideas! I need to think of some way to celebrate losing 50 pounds. I will just DIE when I can say I’ve lost 50 pounds, so I want to do something BIG! What should I do?