I was so proud of myself for setting some fitness goals for this week! And I’m still proud of myself, even though I didn’t quite hit every mark. I have a slew of excuses, but that doesn’t really matter. What does matter, is that I did what I could do, in spite of unexpected changes to schedules and way-too-stinkin’-hot temperatures. Ten miles of running ended up only being 5 miles. Never did get out on the bike, but did make it to they gym several times, including one yoga class. And I was bang on with nutrition. All in all, I lost another 2 pounds this week. That’s one pound shy of where I wanted to be, but I was also on my feet for 13 hours on Saturday, standing in 106 degree temperatures, drinking tons of water, so once my water retention gets back to normal, I may find that I did hit the 3 pound mark.
Goals for next week are going to be pretty much the same as for last week. I’m running the Red, White, & Blue Shoes 5K on Wednesday morning. I’m not expecting a PR, but I am looking forward to adding another racing bib to my collection. That’ll make five 5Ks for this summer.
This new job I have is… not… fun, or exciting. But is getting me out and about, and I find myself growing increasingly confident. I feel a lot more like the gal I used to be before I got married and wasn’t allowed to be myself. Being more fit than I’ve ever been before in my life helps, too. In fact, I bought myself a pair of shorts this week. Real, actual shorts. Not capris, not Bermudas. Shorts– and a size 12 at that. They didn’t bunch up when I walked. VICTORY! And today I had to swing by Bed, Bath & Beyond to get something, and walked past Old Navy. There was this cute strapless summer dress in the window (purple, of course). I decided to try it on. I grabbed a Large and a Medium. The Medium actually fit me. I tiptoed out of the dressing room and asked the cutie patootie gal who worked there to be completely honest with me– did I look like a fat chic trying to dress like a skinny girl? “No!” she said. “You totally have the arms for that dress!” Arms? I wasn’t even thinking about arms. So I am the proud owner of a strapless summer dress. Give me another week or two, and I might actually have the confidence to wear it out in public.