Friday, April 12, 2013

A Milestone Week

I now weigh the same as when I ran my 
half marathon! 

Why is this important to me? Do you ever have a time that you look back on and say, "I felt so good back then" or "I was really in good shape then" or "I looked really, really good back then"? Well, almost three years ago was that time for me.
And NOW I am there again! Actually, I feel like now I am in better shape than I was back then. Sure, the numbers on the scale are the same but then I was solely running. Now I do run four days a week, but I also focus on weight training, cross training and core exercises. I feel I am a little more well-rounded (not literally) this time around.

What else has changed? 
A few things have stuck out in my mind this week. 
For one, eating is no longer my very favorite past time. Sleep has surpassed eating for me as my favorite way to spend time.  Thank goodness, sleep is healthy for me! 

Second, I don't dread long runs anymore! Why? I think it is because I just run more now. I took to heart that something gets easier the more you do it. Back home, I had to run everyday since I had no other source of cardio, now my four day a week runs are feeling great for my body. Really!

Third, while I still crave sugar every single day, I do not crave bread, chips, potatoes, crackers, etc at all anymore. It has been well over a month since I have had white starches and that is a feat when living in a place that is made up of rice and noodles. 

It really is true that your body is made more in the kitchen than the gym. I had been exercising forever with minimal results and once I cut out those white things from my diet I saw drastic results. 
Onward to the next milestone!
How do you reward yourself when you reach a health goal? Share with us in the comments.

1 comment:

Liz R. said...

i'm so proud of you! i bed last just last night thinking "how can i make exercise (and cleaning) a hobby??"

i decided i'm going to "pay" myself $1 every time i exercise. it's not much, but cheaper than a gym, and at the end of the month i've got $30 to save or spend on whatever i want.