So Thursday was AMAZING! I think it was quite possibly one of the proudest moments of my entire life! I talked to my parents and told them about my accomplishment because you know what… I got bragging rights from that run! My dad had always struggled with his weight, he was heavy as a kid, and for a bit of his early adult life. He was SO PROUD of me. He has become a great cheerleader for me during this weightloss and healthiness journey. When I was young there was a lot of picking on me due to my weight problems and I know he didn’t realize just how bad it hurt me. Our relationship is being repaired. He told me that he has never in his entire life been able to run a mile.
Dad was always, in my opinion, the more fit of my parents growing up. Yes he struggled with his weight, he had been near 200 pounds for as long as I can remember, but he did things like go hunting in the mountains. That meant he had to “be in shape”. Not in that “round is a shape” way. We had a treadmill, he used it. He had a gym membership, and he used it. Mom exercised too, she would swim laps while she went to night school, but I never really thought of her as active. Her job keep and kept her sedentary. So when I told them both about my accomplishment I really felt amazing when they both told me that they had never in their lives run a mile.
I felt like an athlete. I woke up wanting to go back and run again, but I resisted the urge because I know I need to hold off and wait to see how my body responds. It is sometimes so difficult for me to walk the line. I want so much to push my body, push it until it breaks and I vomit in the gym like you see, or don’t see on The Biggest Loser. I know that because of things like my fibromyalgia, and my ehlers-danlos I need to respect my body even more than normal. I know watching friends recover from injuries and how long it takes healthy active normal people to recover that an injury to me could be a potential disaster! So I strive to create balance.
So Friday begins my crazy work schedule and my next formal workout won’t be until Sunday… when I head back to the gym for another #c25k run. I am excited to try week 5. I wont lie, there is a part of me even now that is still scared to try week 5, even though I just did this amazing thing the thought of those intervals and the potential to not do it scares me.
I will be squeezing in two sessions of Just Dance or Just Dance 2 in on the Wii during Friday and Saturday as workouts since my gym isn’t available 24/7. I also need to make a shopping list and pick meals for the next week. I am setting myself up for success any way I can. #NoExcuses That mile reminded me that I really am making progress, even if I can’t see it all the time.
Have you done any amazing things lately? Surprised yourself? Got any suggestions for my dinners this week? Let me hear it!