Remember when I said yesterday that if this were easy everyone would be thin? That’s because it isn’t. And one day you’ll be highly motivated and other days, you’ll get the fuck-its.
I got up this morning and saw 130.4. So I inched down a little. But then I looked at last year’s blog post to see that the Sunday after New Year’s I was bragging about being 118.2. So that’s a 12 pound gain.
The weather outside was a miserable freezing rain. But I resolutely began cutting stuff up for the beef stew I planned to cook in the slow cooker.
When I got on Facebook, someone had posted this and it was exactly how I was feeling!
I felt antsy but I didn’t want to do shit.
But after eating a huge lunch, I knew I had to get my ass moving. So I headed downstairs and started the treadmill, feeling oh so very sorry for myself.
But I persisted, watching the football game, and was shocked when I lifted the towel after being POSITIVE I had run approximately 1200 miles to find I had run 3.08.
So I gritted my teeth and kept going. The first half came to an end and I continued to run and realized that I had virtually NO ACHILLES PAIN. Which meant no excuse to stop.
I ended up doing my longest run in what feels like FOREVER – 11 miles. I came upstairs and felt somewhat victorious.
The beef stew is looking good!
So it’s not always easy and it’s not always fun. But I certainly won’t regret the workout!! And I hope the scale will reward my efforts!!