Milestone (of sorts) and some Random Thoughts
OH YEAH! See that!? Starts with a 16X!!! WHOOO HOO!!
Been watching for this for months!
Seeing that number (Barely out of the 170′s but out none-the-less) makes me kind of proud… and at the same time it makes me think… if I hadn’t been craving sweets (and giving IN TO that craving) lately and slacking on the regular work-outs… I would have gotten here quicker! And been in better shape by getting there…
Yet? Here it is… I got here… and I am still glad and proud! My ultimate dream weight is 165! OH YEAH! Less than 5 lbs! (You know in the back of my head I DO wonder if I could actually get into the 150s!!!? But I am really not going to WORK for that!) My size 10 pants are already getting pretty loose in the waist- if it wasn’t for the fact that my legs have extra skin and fat deposits and of course all this new muslce! I think I could wear a few 8′s! We’ll see! I DID buy a size 10 PETITE Dress the other day! They didn’t have any regular size in the color I liked- so since it’s a dress and I am actually kind of short from my waist to shoulders- it was great!!
Some random thoughts…
Sleep cycles: I think our patterns of sleep ebb and flow. Sometimes we are owls and sometimes sparrows. Most of the time I am an owl. I need sleep! I LOVE Sleep! I CRAVE Sleep! Do not even try to talk to me if I LACK sleep!! LOL but lately? I have def been a sparrow. I finally “realized” this and it is helping me to not be so frustrated with not being able to sleep… sometimes I just do not need as much sleep as others! Last summer? I met my trainer at 6am three days a week- and I didn’t even kill anyone in the midst of it all! So… I am going to try to be a bit more “Zen” and reasonable about the whole sleep thing. Just because I am used to sleeping more- doesn’t mean I HAVE to sleep more. When my body is ready to sleep again- it will. In the meantime- I can read more, run more (I actually got up and out of the house and did 4 miles before 8am!!) play more, whatever! Fill those extra hours with something… or just relax!
Running: I was talking to one of you on Facebook the other day (www.facebook.com/thecurvylife join us there!) and we were talking about running. I have been running for a little over a year now and I am currently training for my half marathon in October. But one thing you should know… I still do intervals… I still walk! I do! Every mile- to mile and half… I walk half a block or so to let my heart rate come down a bit.. and then I get going again. I have come to realize… it is ok. It is part of how I will get there. There is no shame in a walk (or 7! LOL) The other day I did 7 miles! I was sooo excited- it has felt like I was never going to make 7 again without walking more than 1.5 of it… but this past Saturday on a cool morning… I DID IT! AND I did it without walking mile 4!! I realized how much the heat has been impacting my ability to move. And I let myself have a little slack… who knew!? LOL I could have run 8 that day! I felt good… I knew I had it! (But I was only a block from my apt- and my brain just could not keep me going away from the apt when I was so close to getting IN to the apt! LOL) My race isn’t until October- so I know with already being on the verge of doing 8? I will be FINE in time for the race! YAY!! So don’t be discouraged- don’t be too hard on yourself… accept YOUR speed, your pace, your ability -but don’t get too comfy- always be pushing yourself at least a little! You will achieve your goal!! Whether that is a 5K or a marathon! YOU CAN DO IT!
Hope you have a happy, healthy and MOVING weekend!
Don’t forget if you are participating in the Fitness Challenge,
check in on FB on Sunday!
And don’t forget I am looking for your photos to showcase all of our amazing Curvy Life followers who are working hard and creating a healthy lifestyle!!