The Choices are Ours to Make (& Other Random Thoughts)
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I loved that phrase from the Motivation article Vandal sent me yesterday. That's just been ricocheting around in my head all day.
I had another good day so I am on a roll. The good choices were mine to make and I made 'em!
During the half marathon last Saturday, TC and I decided to jog for a few minutes to give our "walking muscles" a break. We started at mile 6, and I was ASTOUNDED that I kept it up until nearly Mile 7! Meanwhile, poor TC was quite a ways behind and walking. (He is in better shape but has a bad knee.)
As a result of that I've decided to do the couch to 5K. Nancy15's really got me inspired as well. I started today with week 4 -- walk 5 minutes, jog 3 minutes, walk 90 seconds, jog 5 minutes and repeat. I could do the 5 minutes without much huffing or puffing. I'm excited about this new challenge!
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only TWO WEEKS FROM TOMORROW?! Where has this year gone? Vandal and I first met up last May, I think about May 16-17, sometime around there, so we've been partnered in this weight loss effort for 6 months now. He's down nearly 60 pounds and I'm still hanging in at my 20+. That's WELL over 2 pounds a week for the ol' VD and a little less than 1 pound a week for me.
I'm so grateful that we stumbled on each other, and all of you, because truly -- this would NOT have been possible without the support, humor, encouragement and understanding that has been available here for the asking. What a gift.
I feel strong and motivated, and I am looking forward to joining Nancy15 on the other side of 160.
Have a good evening everyone!