Yesterday we celebrated Vickie (my co-worker/workout buddy's) 27th Anniversary at the Y. Of course, there was cake. And I ate a piece. It was delicious, but because I rarely eat sweets anymore... it kind of made me nauseous! I guess it's a good thing to equate cake with feelings of nausea.
So anyway, we decided we better go hit the gym. I was on my treadmill, running my normal 6.0 for 10 minutes, then 1 min. at 7.0 and 2 at 5.5 and repeating. When I got to my last minute of 7.0, I decided that just to make sure I burned off the cake calories, I'd try 8.0... which is like, a 7.5 minute mile or something crazy like that... and I did it! I ran my little legs off! It felt soooo good! I really do have little legs too, I'm all torso. I'm 5'6", but I have short extremeties.
I weighed in this morning, and no change... still stuck! Ugh, it's so frusterating! I'm still 20 lbs. away from -100. I'm sure that I'm going over in my calories every day because I've stopped counting them exactly, and I feel so hungry all of the time. It just gets so exhausting. Seriously, losing weight makes you go a little crazy. It becomes obsessive and I hate that.
I don't know if I need to just take a break from trying to lose or if I should just really focus and get the last 20 off. I know if I lose the last 20, I can maintain. I've had no problem with maintenance... maybe I will just shoot for slower progess... isntead of trying for -2 a week and feeling sad when I don't get it, I'll shoot for -1/week, and be thrilled when I reach my weekly goal... and if it would JUST WARM UP I could go for long runs outside, which really help me drop the weight quickly. Running does wonders on my body!
This weekend I'm going to Cincinnati to visit my parents. My mom got me a guest pass to her gym. She goes to Victory Lady Fitness or something like that... I can't remember. Anyway, she loves it there, she takes all different classes and she's doing great, so I'm excited to go with her. I haven't taken a fitness class in a gym ever (besides yoga).
At first, I was a little worried about it being hard and feeling stupid, but the more I thought about it (and did Jillians 2 new workouts flawlessly), I'm so confident in my workout abilities right now. I'm literally in the best shape of my life. I'm seeing muscle definition like never before, and I feel stronger every day. It's so great!
Totally not fitness related, but I'm so excited to go to Cincinnati because my mom and I have a little routine when I go visit without my husband. We always go to Trader Joe's and I bring my cooler and stock up, we usually go shopping at Rookwood (and sometimes I can say, Mom! Look, I dropped another size, I need new pants!) and she'll buy me something, and then we'll go to a movie or IMAX, and out to lunch. On Saturday nights after church, we'll get dinner to go and my parents and I will eat and hang out, watch sports, or whatever. I love weekends with my parents. It gives me a chance to really relax, feel taken care of again, not have to be a grown up. I can galavant around the city, stop by starbucks and read, go running in my old neighborhood... I think it's really going to be good for me, clear my head a bit.
Back to the blog - I've had a few people ask me for some specific posts, so in the near future, I'll be doing posts on portion size, eating in restaurants, and super foods/anti oxidants.
If there's anything else you'd like to see, let me know!