Friday, July 9, 2010

Weigh In Results -Bye Bye Negativity (Jennifer)

Today I weighed in.  After my foolish weekend I wasnt sure what to expect and since it is "my time" I figured I was game for just about any number the scale would show.  Today's weight:  162.5.  That is a loss of 1 pound this week (64 lbs down from my high weight) and to be honest, I am so excited about it!  I have been having a lot of mental games lately.  My awful run the other day made me doubt myself.   The girls being sick and not getting to the gym made me doubt myself.  And then when they got better and I didnt WANT to go to the gym I doubted myself.  My not counting calories over the weekend made me doubt myself.  But I am happy to report that the negativity seems to have passed and the enthusiasm is back! 

Today we spent the afternoon and evening with our friends on their boat.  It was such a nice outing.  We snacked some on the boat and I was feeling a little flustered not counting my calories.  Then came the ice cream cone and pizza.  But all in all I really dont think it was that bad.  I felt in control of what I was putting in.  When we got home it was late.  But knowing that I will be busy with family this weekend and I might not have a chance to get my exercise in, I decided to get on the treadmill.  And since I am working on not pressuring myself (see yesterdays negativity post) I decided I would hop on the treadmill and do 2 miles which is a little over 20 minutes.  I could handle that.  And I am so glad I did.  I got on there with my music and I went into "the zone".  I cant explain it but I will try.  I hit two miles and I didnt want to stop.  So I got to three miles and decided I was still good so why not go further?  I even did 6 mph for a llittle bit and then 7mph for a very short time(that is awfully fast for these short legs).  I had my music playing and I felt like a rockstar.  I had dragged my husband to the basement before I got on the treadmill and by this time he was sleeping on the couch.  That is... until I started singing outloud.  I guarantee it wasnt pretty to listen to or watch for that matter but hey...I was having a ball.  Did I say that?  Having a ball EXERCISING?    They always talk about this "runners high" and apparently I had it!  Some good tunes and a treadmill = ROCKSTAR.  4 miles is what I ran tonight.  I was totally into it.  And best of all, I turned my brief period of negativity of running (after my awful run the other day) back into something positive again!

My hubby is funny.  He said when I was singing  "Go Jen, its your birthday" (its almost here) again and again that he was singing along, but I didnt see him or hear him since he was laying on the couch and I was rocking out(his words) with my tunes in my ears.  For those of you who know me and my hubs I am sure this is a great mental picture!

Tomorrow I hope will be an awesome day.  I am going home to see my family and friends.  I am getting my hair done (cut and color :)  and then going to dinner with my friends Teresa(from our blog) and Ron(her hubs).  I am really looking forward to it.  I miss my people, and I desperately need something done with this hair!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow-4 miles! That is awesome! Good for you. Go, Jen it's your birthday! :)♥

Karen said...

Okay that last comment was from me. Not sure where my name went...

dawne said...

Great loss Jen! You have surpassed me on that scale, but I"ll try and catch up! You must feel amazing! I know that I've loved the 160's.

A thin friend told me that key to living as a thin woman, is falling in love with exercise. I think you're doing just that!

dawne said...

www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-Running-Women-ebook/dp/B0031OQ0W4

Here's a link to that amazing book. I LOVE it! It has so much information and encouragement. Also, good advice on nutrition for the runner.

I didn't give you the full title and I gave you the wrong last name for the author. No wonder you couldn't find it!!!!

Charlene said...

Thanks for stopping by the office you made my week. You're looking amazing. So much more stunning in person then in the pictures you put on here. Enjoy your birthday and the running!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

You ARE a rockstar... 4 miles is awesome!!! Way to go. So what music do you listen to when you run? (out of curiosity) :)

~Margene