Ding! Achievement Unlocked
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Hehe, gamer geeks will get that title.
So when I posted this news on Twitter, that title was a response from a friend and it was so fitting.
I RAN A MILE WITHOUT STOPPING.
For reals. An entire mile for the first time ever! My previous best was only half a mile!
So here's how it happened. I was totally putting off exercising today. I was super sore from my Biggest Loser Boot Camp DVD yesterday and just didn't feel like it. Finally I dragged myself down to my home gym in my basement around noon. I did my core strength exercises, then hopped on the treadmill. I decided, like I often do, to just run as long as I could and see what happened. I have a 5k in a month and a half so I want to do some real training. Well I was running, and running, and as I peeked and saw I was past half a mile, I thought, "Wouldn't it be crazy if I ran a whole mile?" So I kept running, and running...peeked, 3/4 of a mile, I can do this, just 5 more minutes...and I made it. One whole mile in 15 min. without stopping. I almost cried, I was so happy.
I walked for 10 min., then ran again, and cranked another entire half a mile! Walked some more, then ran and walked in spurts till I got to 5k. I ran for 30 min. total out of 57. Not my best 5k time ever, as I walked REALLY slow to recover at times, but that one mile is my biggest achievement yet. I still can't believe I did it. 3 min. at a time used to kill me. I ran for 15 min. straight at 4 mph and an incline of 1. WOOT.
30.8 lbs. gone. A mile of solid running under my belt. Feeling pretty good till I got a message on Facebook from a certain supportive, well-meaning aunt congratulating me on my weight loss this week. She then proceeded to encourage me to get to 40 lbs. lost by my next wedding gown fitting, Sept. 16. I love her. I'm so glad she supports me. But numbers and dates only stress me out and make it HARDER to stick with this. Deadlines and goal weights. It's enough to make me crazy.
This has been going on ever since she saw my gown. I had to put my foot down and finally told her firmly and politely that the support is great, but the dates and weights are stressing me out and to please stop. She's probably going to be pissed. I really can't bring myself to regret it. I'm stressed enough about the wedding as it is!
Simon and I are so blissfully happy, apparently I have to make issues up in my dreams. My latest wedding nightmare was last night, in which Simon and I broke up but went ahead with the wedding anyways cuz it was already paid for. Seriously? But then I wake up all depressed and stressed and it's just so frustrating. I know everything's going to be okay. I know the wedding is about our love for each other. Somebody tell my subconscious that!
That's where things stand right now. An absolute roller coaster of emotions. Please, I wanna get off!