I’m seeing results. I’ve lost 5 pounds in the last 2 weeks. I knew weekends would be the hardest to deal with–there’s not as much of a schedule and a lot more temptations. Last weekend wasn’t so bad–we didn’t leave the house much and I was still at the beginning, gung-ho stage.
But this weekend we had a lot of running around to do and had to eat out for the first time in the past two weeks. Somehow, I was able to breeze right past the fried stuff and the hamburgers and order broiled scrod with steamed vegetables. Even when I’ve done this in the past I’ve never been able to keep myself from having just a few french fries, or just one desert, or whatever I rationalized I could have. But somehow I’m even more committed this time than I ever was before and I’m able to do this without feeling like I’m missing out on anything. I think I’m growing up and have discovered willpower!
I ran 2 miles on the treadmill yesterday. Two whole miles. I haven’t run in months, possibly a year. And I’m headed back to the basement to get back on that thing right now! This week, we signed up for the Indianapolis Mini Marathon in May. In order for me to get back into half marathon shape, I need to start my training now. Six months should be enough. I’ve run a half marathon before–six of them, actually–but I was much lighter and in much better shape, except for the very last one I did when I struggled to finish. My time was pretty consistent throughout the years, so my only real goal this time is to beat my previous times.
Slowly but surely.