I am learning about my body! Imagine that. I think when you overeat constantly, you get used to “tuning out” so that you can continue to over eat irresponsibly and be in denial about your health. Or at least that was true with me.
So, I really am on the maintenance wagon. The training wheels have come off (mostly). I have experienced binges and cravings. I have experiences major guilt and last minute work outs to make up for calories eaten. It’s a new way of thinking. I can’t beat myself up, and I can’t let myself off the hook. I will forever be mindful of what I eat! It’s a new way and attitude about living. But it’s all good... it keeps me relying on prayer, ya know!
I have kept my weight below the 140 mark... fluctuating as low as 132 and as high as 138. This morning, the scale said 136. That’s all good... I just don’t want to get above 140. Having said that, I don’t want to be a slave to the scale either. It’s about getting more tone and building my endurance.
Which brings me to my 5K training. I am 3 weeks away from “running” my first 5k! This week was my 5 minute run / 2 min. walk. Monday, I did great but by Wednesday, I had a pretty swollen and painful knee!! I was limping and in pain. Drat!! I iced it, and took ibuprofen and tried to burn calories using my upper body... at least one day I did.
This morning, it felt better enough for me to try running. I had support wraps on both my knees and headed out. Well, I did the first 5 minute run fine, but on the 2nd run my knee started hurting after 3.5 minutes. And on the 3rd run it hurt after 1.5 minutes. Drat! So I walked the rest and walked a good hour in the BEAUTIFUL Oregon sunshine. I even found a little trail among the trees that lead to a park. It reminded me of pics that Suzi often posts... just gorgeous! I pulled off my headphones and listened to the birds and trees. I felt a rush of gratitude for such a beautiful earth we live on and for my Heavenly Father and all He’s given me. I’m going to miss Oregon, but I look forward to exploring new trails in Utah!
So here I am today in my most sexy work out clothes. Yes, those are Brent’s PJ bottoms... uber cool, don’t ya think? Had my knee braces on underneath. Major dorko. I really need to invest in active wear. But I’m so glad to even be active! I don’t care as much what people think.
My man comes home for 3 days this next week. It will be so wonderful to see him again. Our move is next month and we still don’t have a house nailed down. I KNOW the Lord has something in store and the timing will all work out SOMEHOW but right now, it’s all up in the air. I’ve learned to do all I can and then Trust HIM. Life is GOOD!!!