Anyway, current thoughts/feelings (in no particular order):
- This week went by fantastically fast (note to self: stop with the alliteration). The last few weeks have crawled by, but I woke up this morning surprised to discover that it was the end of the work week. Holla! This brings me joy.
- It's been extra windy in Utah this week. My morning runs have been pretty entertaining because I do a loop run and when I turn around I go from dead silent (and speedy running) to feeling like (and sounding like) I'm running in a hurricane. It's good fun. I actually kind of like the challenge it presents to me. It's like running in an invisible obstacle course.
- I'm down 4 pounds from last Friday. Halle-freakin-lujah!! This morning my scale said 158.8 and while a few months ago that would've been horrifying to me, I was SO happy to see that my hard work (and healthy eating--boo) have been paying off. It's been a great reminder to know that I AM capable of losing weight if I just reign my temptations in.
- Tonight I go to Round 4 of the Crossfit Games to watch Hubster perform the workout. As you might remember, last week I was feeling particularly down on myself after being surrounded by such healthy and fit women. I felt like a fat cow. To say that I left last week's event looking forward to going this week would be a lie. At the time, I didn't even know how I was going to talk myself into being okay feeling that way again. And to be honest, I guess I couldn't talk myself into it because it was the wake up call that had me back on track this week. And thankfully, even though those four pounds probably aren't even noticeable, I FEEL better. I know I am doing things to take care of the weight I don't like, and I feel like I'm moving forward. I'm not dreading tonight's event at all.
So yeah, that's what's on my mind today. It's pretty insane how much of a difference mental perception makes when it comes to feeling good about oneself. When I weigh 158 lbs and I don't work out, I feel fat, look fat, and want to cry. When I weigh 158 lbs and I'm working out, I feel thinner, I look thinner to myself, and I want to celebrate my successes. Dear Brain: Please remember this!
|Another proof of running photo! And my delicious fruit smoothie/protein drink!|
And since I've been posting nasty running photos of myself, I decided that I should probably remind you that I normally don't look like I've been running in a hurricane and share a recent photo. Well, in my mind I don't think I normally look like that but others might beg to differ! Ha!
Any fun Friday plans? What's on your mind today? Share it in the comments!