This week was awesome. I have added a few things into my regimen like listening to @Audible_com while I do my morning runs. (I’m adding a book review section on the website to list all the books I’m listening to while I’m running.) In the few books I’ve finished this week, a lot of messaging that I’m getting is to:
Run your own race. Stop comparing yourself to others and focus on you and what works for you. As I continue to weigh, measure and focus on myself I’ve started telling myself positive affirmations, well really telling my body. The biggest affirmation I tell myself daily is to my skin. I say, “Okay! I know this is hard but you can do this! You can morph yourself into a normal size body. I’m doing the work all you have to do is go back!” I’m a dork. I know this about myself.
Surround yourself with like minded people. This weekend I was on the phone with two of my besties who live states away from me. One is in Cali and one in DC and together we are all getting our shit back on track. We are all getting healthy and have made plans to do a Disney Race together. This is great motivation for me to stay the course and keep going because when these ladies say they are going to do something, they have already started training! @talvesrn I’m looking at you! 😀
Be grateful. Even if it is the simplest thing in the world, you can still be grateful for it. I’m grateful the sun comes up each morning. Could you imagine what it would be like if the sun didn’t come up each morning? It would be fucking COLD AS SHIT. So see even the simplest things can be huge things if they didn’t happen. I’m also grateful to my body that I have treated horribly for the past ten years because I was chasing a career dream for sticking with me and not giving up. I am also grateful to it for giving me the signs that I was destroying it. Without those signs I would still be in the shitty place I was. I am so happy and grateful to not be that girl anymore.
That’s what I’ve learned so far. Hope you’re having a gnarly Monday.
I have been eating condiments with all my food (all things I am allowed to have) though I am wanting to cut them out. They taste fantastic, but I want to just have the mentality of using food for fuel. It’s not about taste, it’s about fueling a locomotive. Granted don’t get me wrong, I still love food and the taste of it, just being a person who used to use food to calm feelings, stress, boredom, etc. I want to redefine my relationship and really drill down to what it is for.
Workouts are good. We are doing well with the AM static sessions with afternoon/night weight lifting and three time interval training weekly. It’s hard and takes all my time, but I love it. I’m seeing results and my body is starting to take shape. I can see a baby bicep bump and my quads are starting to take form. I freaking love it.
Life is a bit stressful right now just because I am on deadline at work. This means late nights and getting creative about when I can fit in my workouts and meals. Again, no excuses, just a life obstacle I need to work out. I am totally digging how I am feeling. I feel a lot more confident. I feel strong and happy. I know I still have a lot more to go, but I’m super stoked to be where I’m at and continue chugging forward.
Total weight loss: 46.1#
Weekly weight loss: 5.7#
Total inches lost: 39.75”
Weekly inches lost: 6.5”
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