sometimes i come across a quote that bears some kind of significance and i want to share it with you dear readers. sometimes it's based on where i am in life or a certain event, sometimes a quote just reminds me of a friend, or sometimes it makes me think.
progress is a funny thing. it makes you play mind games with yourself. lately i've been working hard to keep myself motivated and continue to set new goals.
guess what? i've set another goal.
i am going to run a 5k.
no seriously...i'm really gonna do it. i'm starting my training tomorrow because i have never been a runner and really need to focus on making it happen if i want to succeed in this goal.
i thought doing a 'color run' this year would be a fun way to fulfill my goal. there's one in boston in july...so i thought 'maybe'.
then i learned there will be a 5k 'fun run' at my 10 year college reunion in june. i decided: that would be my 5k. i would be back at my alma mater, with all my friends, celebrating all the progress i've made.
then this morning i learned there's a color vibe run in new hampshire the week before the one at my reunion!
so, like i said, progress is a funny thing. it makes you play mind games with yourself.
one year ago i thought about trying a 5k, but never actually got that far.
today, i'm considering doing two 5ks, on back to back weekends. and if i don't do both - i will do one.
seriously? that is progress!
since joining kdr fitness and changing my life in september, i look at so much so differently. i'm enjoying the fresh food i'm eating. i'm making new friends at the gym. i'm seeing people running and i'm incorporating it into my life.
and as far as weight loss goes, i have made progress. and i view every pound i've lost differently than i did before september.
before, when i was down 1 pound, i thought 'really? just one pound?'
today, i celebrate each and every pound i lose because a.) i can and b.) i worked my @$$ off for it. is losing 1 pound in a week or two frustrating sometimes? yup. i won't lie. but is it satisfying to lose weight, even if it's one pound at a time?
hell yeah it is...because that's how you lose weight.
and now, being twenty-something pounds lighter than in september, i do feel better. i do feel a sense of accomplishment.
now...off to accomplish my goals.
tomorrow: day one of c25k. wish me luck!
p.s. the 'new year, new you' contest is almost over! next week is week 6 and our final weigh-ins! our team has made awesome progress...losing overall weight, burning fat, and gaining muscle. brenda, marileigh, and i have been exchanging emails of motivation...whether it's a recipe or a tip or a few words of encouragement. we've been working hard, both in our individual programs and also at bootcamps. and we'll continue to work out and eat right...because that's what a lifestyle change is all about...changing your life.