Monday, April 2, 2012

PROGRESS!!

Kinda....

Not the weight loss kind of progress (yet) but another type of progress that has kept me smiling for the past 24 hours!

Since the past 2 weekends have been full of drinking and eating like an ahole, I decided to stay in NJ this weekend and concentrate on myself.  I didn't run home to DE to see friends nor did I really go out and do anything. Except, exercise.  I think it is important to have weekends like that, esp if you have gotten off track from achieving your goals.  Which I clearly have been off track for 6 months!!!

Saturday morning I woke up early to go to Zumba at the gym at 9:45am.  After Zumba I felt great!  Disgustingly sweaty, motivated and wanting more.  I lifted some weights and then went home to watch mad men. My new freakin obsession.  I could write a blog just on all my crazy ass obsessions, but that is for another day....So Saturday was gloomy and rainy but after about 5 episodes hours of mad men I was craving more exercise.  I decided to go out and walk/run in the nasty ass sorta rain.  I ended up doing a 2.6 mile walk with a lot of running.  More running than usual. It was a pleasant surprise really!  I was tired after and was ready to sit on my ass and watch more mad men...

On Sunday I woke up SUPER early to take my dog to the groomers.  I thought since I was early I mine as well go to the gym 1 hour early before Zumba started. I did alot more weights and then got bored.  I had about 35 minutes to kill so I decided to walk on the treadmill.  I usually walk at 3.3mph on the treadmill but after about 15 minutes I started to get booooored.  So I remembered what my work friend said...I was running too fast.  In the past when I ran on the treadmill I would run between 5.5-6.5mph and could only make it about 1/4 mile or 3-4mins before dying.  I decided to experiment and started running at 4.5mph.  It was a slow pace but I was still running.  So 2 minutes went by (not bad), then 4 minutes (holy shit), then 6 minutes (am I really running 6 mins??), then 8 minutes (OMG 8 minutes!!!!), then 10 MINUTES went by and I was still RUNNING. HOLY. SHIT.  I ran 10 minutes without stopping.  It was over 1/2 a mile!!!!! AHHH I was on cloud 9 and I could not stop smiling. I was so happy!!! And the most amazing thing, is while I was running, I felt like I could have gone LONGER!!! I stopped only because Zumba was starting. Omg...10 minutes!!!

I know some of you are laughing and being like..."wow who the f cares....10 minutes woop."  But for me...it is a HUGE deal.  I don't think I have been able to run that long in.....forever? Maybe in my high school days when I was playing soccer and basketball but def not in the past 10 years.  So this is amazing for me and I am so excited.  I may not be losing the weight I want to at the moment, but being able to run this long is just amazing.  It really shows that my hard work is paying off.  It is great motivation and I am so excited to go out tonight and try to run that long again!!!  I want to be the type of person who is addicted to running and runs 5ks all the time.  I want it so bad!!!!!

And it will happen! :)  eventually...

1 comment:

  1. Awesome job! I have totally been there and felt that- great post and great job!

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