Week 1 is DONE!
I'm doing the Couch to 5K training for our Virtual 5K over at the 'Hood. I did the program on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this week. And by Friday, each time it was a tad bit easier and I could feel myself gaining strength and confidence. I'm excited about the possibilities!
In other great news....
At my WW meeting this morning, I was down 1.6 lbs!!! AND I reached my 5 percent. Now, the people at my meeting, were they to read this, would be shaking their heads in confusion. They have seen me at these meetings for what seems like forever. Surely I would have made more progress than this by now?! BUT they do not know that one day in June, after weeks or even months of beating myself up over gains at the scale, or wimping out by using a "no weigh in" pass week after week so I wouldn't have to face the music, I told my leader I'd like a Week 1 book again, and a new starting weight. I told her I wanted to start over entirely. New day. New starting weight (which was not pretty and difficult to "own". A new outlook. And NO looking back!
It worked for me. Ever since then I began to focus and not just show up at the meetings. I paid attention to what was going on with me in between the meetings. And of course not long after that Shrinkvivor came and my awesome tribe mates! I am seeing progress now. Steady losses. Better habits. Better choices. It's starting to show, and most importantly, I have the right message in my head -- the message that I CAN do this. I'm excited about the possibilities ahead!!
Another small victory -- we went to go see Blue Man Group tonight. Amazing show! After, we went to dinner. I boxed half, and had a salad in place of fries. Felt great to walk out of there not feeling stuffed!