I’m sad to say last week I didn’t quite hit my five mile mark. I am disappointed about that fact and honestly I am looking at my calendar for this week and I may not be able to get it done this week either, but I guess that’s called being negative???
Last week I went for what started as a jog and then not even 2 minutes in, it became a battle against me and my burning/cramping calves. So needless to say I did not get too much mileage in… I managed to get about a mile and a half completed. Then Saturday night after movies, popcorn and candy I went to the gym around 10 or so and got 2 miles in. I think that was my proud moment of last week, getting off my comfy couch on a Saturday night and going to the gym. And my lesson learned from last week was I am not ready for jogging!
So this week I finally got my group presentation over! But with finals, study groups and other planned activities, I’m going to have to get super creative to get my miles in. Tonight my teacher proposed that we will have to stay in class from 6-10 because we missed a day last week due to weather. Urgh, doesn’t he know I’m trying to get some gym time in? Even with my inconsiderate professors, finals, bible study, etc I will make an attempt to get three workouts in.
But there’s also been progress with food selections and my appetite. I have been purchasing more produce and lean proteins as well as going back to cooking more. I will spare you all I ate while watching the Super Bowl (no progress there), BUT I don’t think I over stuffed myself as I usually would when surrounded by so many of my favorite foods. I made sure to chomp down on a significant amount of broccoli (my new fav snack) which made me feel a little bit more responsible. And this morning I stopped and had hash browns and my body was seemingly rejecting them, like what is this greasy mess you are putting in my body? But I’m learning to listen to my body, especially paying attention to when I’m really hungry and not just wanting to eat everything I see.
I really tried to weigh myself this weekend, but my scale needed batteries, and of course it doesn’t take the A, AA or C batteries that I keep on hand. So whenever I find time to get those batteries or buy another scale that takes normal batteries I will share my current weight with you. I’ve had several doctor appointments in the past few weeks, so I’m aware of the number and let me tell you it’s a bit shocking.
I just wanted to check in and let you know I’m making progress. There are areas where I can give a greater effort, but I’m pretty content with the progress I’ve made given everything else that I’m juggling at the moment.
I wish you all luck on your goals this week. I hope next week I’ll be able to share my weight and let you all know that I made my five miles for the week. I’ll leave you with a quote I saw on the gym last week, “You don’t have to be great to start, you have to start to be great”.
Have a great week ladies and gents!