Monday, March 18, 2013
Weekly Weight In and My Non-Scale Victory
Stepped on the scale this morning to find I had lost again, but only about 0.6 of a lb. Thought I would see more, but have to remind myself that it is still a loss. I didn't get as much activity in as I would have liked last week and I also had a not so good eating weekend!
Weekends are my worst. My hubby is home and we tend to have a higher fat and calorie breakfast. We had dinner out once and I ordered bad (pulled pork and fries, but they were oh so good). I also ended up eating frozen pizza, not once, but 2 TIMES! I'm telling ya, pizza is my thing. I LOVE IT, like honestly you could put sauce, cheese and pepperoni on a piece of cardboard and I would eat it (hangs head in shame)!
Anyways, all in all it wasn't a bad week. Had a loss, tried out a new Zumba class that I loved and plan on going back to at least once a week. I have noticed that my jeans are feeling a little looser again, so that's awesome!
I did have a great Non-Scale victory this past week. Yesterday I went for my wog (walk/jog). I always start out walking until I am warmed up then I add some jogging in. I am not a jogger/runner. Never have been, but it does feel natural to me now to jog at times. I have never really ever jogged more than .4 of a mile straight since I started walking regularly last year, which isn't much, but for me it's good since I use to have a hard time jogging to my mailbox and back.
Anyways, yesterday, I was feeling good, the sun was shining, I had some rocking music in my ears and I decided that I was going to push myself a little harder this time and go a little further than I usually do. Well, I ended up running .8 of a mile straight! That's almost a mile! I should have kept running because once I got past the leg pain and heavy breathing, I actually felt pretty good and it felt natural. I stopped once I got to my driveway. Still a little mad about that, but still really happy with what I accomplished. I honestly haven't ran that much straight since gym class in high school which was a loooonnnnggggg time ago! ;)
So I might not have lost as much as I wanted last week, but in my mind, I am getting stronger, fitter and healthier every day! A year ago, I was 50 lbs heavier, a whole lot lazier, couldn't barely walk a mile without shin splints and was stuffing my face with whatever I wanted all day long!
So I will remind myself when I feel discouraged that "the scales aren't telling me the whole story"!
For any of you that might be working on fitness, etc., did you have a non-scale success this week? Share it with me!