This challenge I learned the following things about myself.
- I can't handle sugar. I just cant. I can go forever without eating sugar, but as soon as I have it I need to eat all the sugar in the world.
- I can totally handle a longer wall-sit than I feel like I can. This challenge, I went from an all time longest wall-sit of 2:38 to a 4:11 wall-sit.
- I have more mental toughness than I give myself credit for. I did 2 10ks without the fitness to run them. Granted, they both sucked the joy out of my life, but I am proud of this.
Looking towards the holidays, I have some minor goals. I want to leave this year lighter than I started it. Currently I am about 6 lbs lighter than I was on 1 January 2013. I want to keep losing, building strength and creating pride in myself. I don't have some big, sweeping goal, but I want to do strength training of some kind 3 times per week, do yoga nearly daily and be diligent with walking the dog. I'm taking a break from running, as I don't want to injure myself and sidetrack things. That being said, it's so good for the dog to run, so I might start couch to 5k again from the beginning. Let's be honest, guys. I don't particularly like to run, so I should probably get fit another way.
Stay tuned. Later today, I will be in with a post or 4 of things that I never thought I'd hear myself saying.