Fall is here and there have been lots of chances for fun outdoor activities, and more to come. I have been fitting in lots of workouts and outdoor activity lately. I thought I would share some of the goings on and an update on my weight right now.
My runs have been amazing lately. This Sunday was one of the best. We are out of the hazy hot humid weather and that means good things for our runs. It might make it harder to bear the cold and get going but once I start to warm up I embrace the cold weather. This weekend I got home from my long run and my skin was cold and pink. That always happens to me in the winter, I was actually surprised to see myself, I didn’t think it was that cold. Oh well I will take this weather, especially if it means a super awesome race weekend this coming week.
Today my mom and I decided to take a fall walk. There is an amazing trail behind their house that is long and flat. Its the best place to take in the changing season. You are surrounded by trees, plants, fields and animals. We walked out to an old train bridge to take in the view. My mom loves the bridge but it freaks me out. Even though there is a huge railing and is very much safe I never feel safe walking or biking over it. Maybe I am overreacting but it is quite high and I feel I could be blown over by the wind.
Boot camp was wet, wet, wet. It started to rain the minute I got in my car to go to the class and only got harder and wetter as time went on. The workout was great, full of wall sits and running to keep us warm from the cold water pouring down our backs. I think my bum is going to feel it tomorrow. I came home looking like a wet rat and got shuffled into the shower immediately by Josh. Hopefully I don’t get sick, I am huddled under a blanket trying to ward off the chills right now, but still thankful for a good workout.
I haven’t done an update on my weight in quite some time. That is mostly because I have been in a plateau and haven’t wanted to do an update until I saw some real change. It has been really frustrating to be stuck bopping around at one weight for so long. It has really pushed me to make choices I am not proud of, seeing numbers I don’t like makes me think ‘what’s the point?’
However, I don’t only want weight loss. I want a healthy lifestyle and balance. Which means I am really trying to look beyond the number on the scale. I have stronger arms, stronger legs, my runs are easier, I feel lighter and move easier, I can do more burpees than I could a month ago. These are things that are not to be ignored, they are important. But even still, the number still matters and it still ways on my mind.
I am now 15 pounds lost. I can confidently say that even though the exact number hops up and down a bit. I am also three pounds lighter than the last time I did a weight loss update. This is not where I meant to be half way through September and its bothering me. But, you know what, its okay. Even if my weight moves down at a glacier pace it is still moving down. Plus I have managed to not give up my favourite treats and I do not feel deprived. Rather I am finding myself making more and more better choices, crackers instead of chips on a Saturday night, one cookie instead of the whole pan, turning down treats I didn’t think were that good, drinking tea instead of hot chocolate. Lets celebrate the little things and know that I am moving forward.