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As you can probably tell from my post yesterday, I cheated just a little bit this last week because of Valentine's day but I don't regret one little bite of that delicious chocolate cake! However, I should have stopped there. I have to be completely honest here and say that I indulged again on Friday and split some pasta primavera with my sister when we went out for my grandmother's birthday dinner. Other than those two cheats, I did pretty well the rest of the time.
I'm not the picture of perfection here either, I only hit the gym three times last week and ran on Sunday while it was nice outside. I've been averaging four to five days a week at the gym but with such a hectic week, it was hard to make myself go. I never did pick up any DVD's to work out to at home but I really need to, having that extra push on the days I can't drive 25 minutes to my gym will help keep me on track.
As far as my C25K program goes, I've finished week three and hope to start week four today. Running is getting easier and easier for me as the weeks go by. I thought when I increased my running times, it would get harder but it seems to be the exact opposite. I feel much better and don't lose my breath like I used to but I know that I need to strengthen my legs if I plan to run a 5k by April. Shin splints aren't fun and have made an appearance once or twice.
When I weighed in yesterday morning, I felt like breaking down. It was seriously frustrating to not lose any this week. Letting myself indulge may have played a role in not losing but like I said, I don't regret anything, if I'm going to lose weight without losing my MIND first, I need my chocolate. At least every once in a while, but I need to make up for it in exercise if I have a cheat now and then.
Alright, enough excuses. I need to be real, and honestly, shows like The Biggest Loser and I Used To Be Fat are putting false goals in my head. Who loses 10 pounds in a week? Not me, so why would I even consider that a realistic goal? There's no possible way I can hit the gym for more than an hour a day even when I do have the time. I need to trust my body and trust that since I've gone down a pant size, that's good enough. Even though I yearn to see my weight drop quickly, I know that's not going to happen. This is going to be a marathon, not a sprint. I have to learn to be patient if I'm going to do this the right way for me.
How have you done this week? Did you have any sweet treats last Monday?