It was a day for circles, again! I’ve become a pathetically fair weather runner. Today I felt lazy and going outside seemed miserable for no good reason. The sun was out, the air was balmy, no rain… But I didn’t want to. I wanted to watch Gilmore Girls with Gigi while she and I ran nice and easy circles in our kitchen. I was planning on running three miles, then I bumped it up to five in order to get my 10,000 steps done in one go, and then Gigi begged for a 10k. We didn’t quite make it to 6.2, we were just a hair under six, for some reason, but I’m going to go ahead and count it. 😉 It was ever so pleasant to run with my girl, too. Nice and cozy, in our very own home.
I can’t believe it but I forgot to celebrate the anniversary of starting my body project with the annual Runs For Cookies virtual 5k! I’ve done it every year and honestly feel sad that I forgot. It took place on 1/25, but I did secretly run it today in my kitchen, too. It wasn’t timed, but it was done.
After our run we headed to the Goodwill. Originally Gigi and I were planning to run the My Better Half 10k as Daphne and Velma from the Scooby gang, but we were looking for race costumes on Pinterest and she spied Russell and Kevin from the Pixar movie Up. So, guess what we did? Shopped for costumes! While we were there I decided to prove to myself that I’m really a size 12 now. I grabbed a couple of pairs of size 12 jeans from the rack and, while the jeans didn’t fit me with a flattering cut, they did fit. I’m kind of in shock that it’s really true. I keep metaphorically rubbing my eyes in disbelief.
Finally, I hopped on the scale after breakfast, expecting to weigh around 196, and was pleasantly surprised that I weighed 192.6!!!! I’ve really been working out and applying myself both physically and nutritionally. I’m eating tons of veggies and whole grains, I’m getting a solid cardio workout around six days a week, I’m hitting my step count of 10,000 or more per day and you’d better believe I’m sleeping hard! I feel my body changing, stronger. I feel so stinking good. I’m excited to feel this momentum building. I think it means good things are in store for me in 2016. Perhaps I might finally make my goal weight!
“20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” …..Mark Twain