*I hope you enjoy Jen's story. I thought it'd be a great one for BackAtSquareZero because I know some of you out there think - Lucky Abby she has already lost 25 pounds and she only wants to lose about a dozen more. Then you worry if you have a larger goal or wonder how it can be done. Well here is one amazing lady who is doing it!*
|Me - July 2010|
This past weekend I was home for a family reunion and that means FOOD. There was chicken basted with butter and beer, potatoes, cheese curds, lots of pasta salads and of course baked goods! I knew that I'd go a little off plan this weekend (and I was ok with that) because I wanted to really enjoy myself. I tried not to focus on the food but rather the people that I don't get to see nearly often enough. While we ate lunch I caught up with my cousin, Rebekah, so while we visited I ate slowly and felt satisfied without needing a second helping. I had intended on going for a run after the reunion was over but settled for taking a walk to the historical society with family. It was nice to be active and get to visit even more.
|Mom, Brenda, & Me|
I knew that no matter what I ate over the weekend, whether it was all carrot sticks or all coffee cake that Monday morning MUST be a big workout. As long as I put 100% effort into a good workout on Monday morning then I wouldn't feel guilty about what I ate over the weekend. After all, it is in the past. So, I woke up this morning, laced up my Brooks and headed out. I am about half way through a 5K to 10K training program so I've started hitting some of the longer runs and today was no exception but I nailed the workout and had great times, at least in my opinion!
|Consistency - Usually something I can spell, but never achieve!|
I realize that my journey to get healthy will never be perfect because I'm not perfect, but I feel as though I am definitely making progress. There were times throughout the weekend that I thought/reached for a treat and then realized I wasn't hungry so why was I doing that? I find that to be tremendously rewarding! I feel like those little moments, those non-scale victories, really help keep me on plan.
How about you? Do you notice/celebrate your non-scale victories? Want to continue to follow my journey? Come visit me at http://suchafunnyfat.blogspot.com
I want to thank Abby for having me here today! It's been so much fun!!