Friday, July 11, 2014
I'm bad. I gained a few pounds. Can't blame it on anything, anybody, but myself. I keep trying to pick my head up but it wasn't working. I bought the wrong foods, half-heartedly did my workouts and just tried to skate by.
No more! No more adding fluff to my gut! I can't take a break from this. This is life. Even if the scale isn't showing my hard work, and it's depressing, I can't give up on trying. I just need to find something different.
So this "different" rolled in. My husband said he mapped us a 5k and he ordered me a new sports bra (one of my many excuses why I couldn't workout well) and he said he wanted to start trying to lower our time. Score! Competition against myself and my time! I'm game!
My bra fit perfectly! It's amazing. I have a big chest, but not big ladies.... if that makes sense, and therefor I had the hardest time finding something in my size. Most bra companies don't even carry a large number with a small letter. But my amazing husband found one and he did great! I'm even going to order a few more!
Enough about my lady bits though... onto the 5k!
We did our 5k today. The sidewalks were rough trying to push Olivia in the jogging stroller. We had to walk a few times when we could have ran. We did run as much as we could though on the flat areas. I didn't time any of the running parts. We would just say, "ok, run to that blue house, go!" and then we would get to that house and every time I would try to push myself at least one or two houses further. I did the 5k in 50 minutes and 40 seconds. Awesome! Way better than I though! Next goal is to get it under 50 minutes! EASY!!! I can totally shave 41 seconds off!
Our plan is to do that specific route once a week. Since the terrain isn't flat the whole way we figured this was the best way to judge how well our progress is. The other days we can map out different 5ks or less or more... but every week we will return to this loop and check how we do!
I'm excited! Let the game against my self begin! (and let the scale show that this girl means business!!)