Seems the setbacks I deemed minor actually were minor. I’m down 1.2 lbs from yesterday, and right back on track with where I was two days ago. I could see that as a defeat, but I’m choosing to see it as a victory. this is a marathon, not a sprint, and I’ve not given up. Everyday I don’t give up is a victory.
For the record, my lowest recorded weight of the past 5 months is 187.2, which I hit 5 days ago. So my goal for the week is to get to 187.1. Or lower. We will see.
I’m finding that my outlook is changing. I’m actually having better results when I’m easier on myself. I beat myself up less, hold myself to lower standards, than I have in the past. This doesn’t mean I don’t have goals, I do, they just come with the realistic understanding that the road to my ideal weight doesn’t have to be a straight line. In fact, so far, it looks like this:
Sure, it’s bumpy, but I’m clearly headed in the right direction.
I completed the second day of week two in Couch to 5K this morning. Today is my Friday, so tomorrow I’m going to do some house cleaning, visit with some family members, and have game night plans with friends.
My hip flexor was giving me some trouble last week when I walked for an hour in between my C to 5K days, so I think, at this point, laying off the cardio on my days off is very important for recovery. So I’ll take the day off the gym tomorrow, but keep an eye on what I eat because of it. My wrist is feeling better, but it’s still not 100%, so I’m hoping to start my body weight exercises next week.