Stuff I did this week.
Bootcamp, twice. I really enjoyed it, too. I needed a good run with bootcamps, because last week, I was ready to quit. I was doing whole thirty and I would run completely out of energy before it was over. There were a lot of factors at play here, but I think not having any non-fruit carbs was really kicking my butt. I brought some Ezekiel bread back in and I've now got enough energy to make it through about 90 minutes of strenuous exercise.
3 training runs. Sunday morning's run was ok, I really struggled on Wednesday- had to keep talking myself through it until I finished and today's run was an absolute dream. I loved every second. One of my BFFs met me for the last half-mile or so and it was such a joy to see her pretty face and hear her ramp it up beside me. I've come a long way. I can now run and talk a little at the same time. It used to be that I needed to spend ALL of my attention on watching my breathing. I'm really starting to think I can run these 10Ks. Total mileage for the week was 13.11. That's 3 3.5 mile runs and a shorty before bootcamp on Tuesday.
Not knit. I've got projects on deck, really I do, but I keep turning my head away from them. They are pretty much all straight knitting and that's so damned boring that I just want to do something else. I need to stop, because I can't pick up something more interesting until I have these things off the needles. BECAUSE I SAY SO.
Ran a webinar. At work, I've taken over running our team's weekly webinar. I get a good amount of stage fright, but I am getting more confident week by week. I'm starting to get to a place where I believe I can be good at it. That's a good place to be.
Boxing class. I LOVE TO BOX. REALLY REALLY. Something about boxing class makes me feel like all is well in the world for at least 3 hours after. A friend I haven't seen for too long came to class today for the first time and she seemed to enjoy it. This makes me happy. Everyone should hit some stuff once a week. It's good for the soul.
Counted calories- Even when it was inconvenient. I may not lose weight this week. I really can't be arsed to care too much. But if I don't, it won't be because I didn't make myself accountable.
All in all, I am really great with where I am. I had an epiphany today. I honestly don't care if I stay this weight forever, so long as this body will allow me to do the things I want to do. I want to fuel it with healthy foods, do a better job of getting enough sleep and keep pushing myself to be better, faster, and stronger. I am not defined by what the scale says. Do I wish I looked better? Sure. I think we all have that voice in our heads telling us to feel a certain way about ourselves. But I am taking myself back from that voice. I may not always feel this way, but today I do. And I would like to feel this way tomorrow. And that's a really, really great start.
So, how the heck are you?