When the miracle mile finally arrived one day, I was on a treadmill doing C25K. The mile came......and went. No confetti streamers. Just here and gone. Life went on and so did the treadmill.
It wasn't a sad moment. Just a moment. A milestone, so to speak. Then it was time to keep moving forward.
I imagine that's how reaching goal weight is going to be. I'll step on the scale alone, see the number, rejoice, and move on. Weight loss is a journey but I don't think that journey ever ends. I'll reach goal and make new goals for myself that are non-weight related. I'm ok with that. Actually, that's how I run my life. I must have goals whether it's planning for a trip in a couple of months, losing 5 pounds, starting a new challenge or training program, planning a hike or camping trip.....goals make my world go round.
Yesterday I was going to take Charlie along for my final 5K while Rachel was in biology lab but when we got out of the car it was cold and the wind was blowing. Charlie said, "Can't we do this on the treadmill?"
So instead we went to Borders and I got some disco ball ornaments and some battery operated lights. Fun! I plan to wrap myself in lights when we go looking at Christmas lights on Saturday. :D
We didn't get home and have dinner until 6pm. By this time it is much colder outside. I put on a hat, sweater, hoodie, two pairs of pants, and gloves. Ok, it was only 48 degrees but that is cold to a Bahama Mamma.
Chuck kept me company during the walk. We didn't talk much on the dark walk. If he was like me, we just wanted to hurry and get back to the warm house and watch Modern Family.
So we're walking back towards the house and my Garmin shows 3.1. "I did it," I say. Chuck gives me a hug and we go inside. 30 days done!
I've run sometimes. Mostly walked. In rain. At 11pm. On vacation. In the dark. On Thanksgiving. While on medicine that made me sick. No matter what. I did it. I'm really proud of me. I stuck with something!
Total mileage: 98 miles in 30 days.
|Thank you, sweety. I love it!|
Moment of truth. What will the devil scale say?
- drinking 3 quarts of fluids per day
- counting my calories
- strength training
- begin walk/run training schedule for a half marathon
Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement through my self challenge. I've had a lot of good times doing this but I'm happy to be moving on to something new.
I've gained muscle and endurance while losing weight. I also got back into the habit of exercising which is something that I needed.
On to the next.......