I didn’t post my schedule today because it’s going to be the same the rest of the week, essentially, and I don’t need to rigorously stick to it so it’s kind of pointless in my mind to continually post something like that. As for food, I forgot, oops? Some days are better than others for remembering things…
RWRunStreak Day 24 — 1.05 miles @ 13 minutes
Stationary bike level 5 rolling hills course — 7.25 miles @ 30 minutes
Treadmill Round 2 — 1.25 miles @ 17 minutes
For a planned quiet day tons actually happened. Yesterday a friend tagged a post of me on Facebook inquiring about mfp and wanting to lose weight, which we got into a whole conversation about and continued it today. Another friend who I was suppose to run a race with (me the 10K portion, him the 5K portion) messaged me today asking how my working out is going. We got into a conversation and I find out he’s a certified personal trainer and all that, we’re going to be meeting up for coffee tomorrow just to talk some (well, him coffee, me recovery fruit shake post-workout). So that’ll be nice. And the friend that got me into running messaged me today telling me she couldn’t participate in a 5K I invited her to in July (free 5K in Citrus County for those interested! Message me and I’ll shoot you the specifics). We got to talking about weight loss, running, and all the lovely things behind it all.
And today while I was running on the treadmill I realized something. I no longer have to drag myself to the gym, no more excuses or procrastinating, if I don’t go at one time I’ll go at another. But best of all? Running is no longer something I do to get in shape, it is a part of who I am. And dare I even say it, I love running. To come to such a conclusion, despite being far away from my ideal weight is something I could never imagine. I don’t even see running as a workout but a way to clear my mind. It’s never “I’m going to the gym to get a workout in by running”, it’s “I’m going to the gym to run and get a workout in.” Amazing how my attitude has changed.
Also, I’ll spare you the scale rant because it’s the same old same old. Same scale numbers, same body measurements, no change whatsoever in over a year. I’m eating at probably the healthiest I can under current living circumstances, working out pretty darn hard and amazing, spending ample time with weight lifting and strength training, and just am completely over no physical change beyond my resting heart rate. I’m making a doc appointment to see what can be done but I’m not getting my hopes up. A year long plateau is positive but not at my weight. You win some you lose some, right?