Yesterday I did NOT want to run. It was the first time since I started this program that I started feeding myself excuses as to why I shouldn't run that day. First it was too hot. Okay. Sounds fair enough. But then it started raining and the temperature dove about 20 degrees. So now it's cool but it's raining. Then the rain stopped. So I sucked it up and looked back at how far I'd come and remembered all you guys cheering me on. I put on my running shoes, strapped my MP3 player to my arm, grabbed my stopwatch and headed out the door.
It was an easy run. The schedule called for 5 min. walking & 5 min. running repeated 3 times. And I felt good when I was done. That sense of accomplishment can be beat by little else! So I'm still on schedule and making progress. And today I'm subbing or that teacher I mentioned before (the one who turned her life around by running) so I'll get an extra dose of "go get 'em" just by being in her classroom and seeing all her awards and posters and pics about her marathons.
I took my measurements again yesterday and I've lost 3/4 of an inch on my waist and a 1/2 on my hips. Not much - but I'll take it. Not sure about Mr. Scale because my dear little grandson discovered the buttons and decided to randomly push them. Now the numbers are up and I'm not sure how to get them back down. It's one of those fancy scales with all the bells and whistles that of course I never bothered to learn how to use because excuse me - but no scale can tell your body fat just by you standing on it. So I only learned how to set the weight (which I've since forgotten how to do).
Well, I'm off to work folks. Hope you have a great one and get a little respite from the heat. We seem to have cooler air today and I plan on enjoying that!