I cannot believe it's November already! Laura, the Ladybug had a blasty blast trick-or-treating for the first time and Daddy enjoyed all the loot she collected with her cute little smile. October held our big trip to Michigan and we're just now all settled back in and into our new routine.
Once we got back from our ten day fun fest I knew it was time to get to business with working out. My dear friend and kick butt accountability partner, Stephanie, is the most perfect person to help me workout on a regular basis. We started the Couch to 5K program on the Monday after we got back. Holy crapoly...I thought I was going to die during the first, and who are we kidding, second run. My only goal besides survival was to keep moving...just keep moving. It worked and by week two I was feeling awesome. Stephanie and I would meet up and do our timed runs according to the plan and since she's in better shape and just the get 'er done type, I was pushed and I LOVED it.
Then Stephanie went on a cruise...NOT BLAMING HER at all. I'd have gone if she'd asked me ;) My sinful nature took over and I made every excuse in the book to not do my runs. This totally sucks and I'm wickedly embarrassed and not looking forward to Stephanie's face when she sees me next (please, oh sweet Stephanie, have mercy!). The only consolation is that I've decided that in writing this I'm shaking off this past week and moving forward. No matter how hard the beginning of the week 3 runs are, I'm going to get back on the horse this week. People, any one reading this, HELP ME stay on course!
I've found this happens every time I notice that I'm losing weight or I get compliments on how I'm doing...I mess it up somehow. I sabotage myself. I'm just thankful I caught myself doing it this time and if that's the good that comes from skipping this week then I'm content with that. I've learned that if I continue to beat myself up for being human then I only defeat myself mentally and emotionally.
So I'm brushing it off and I'm ready to run... :)
Pounds Lost: 5.5! So, so, so incredibly happy about those 5!!
Clothing Size: 18/20
How I FEEL: Rededicated & Re-energized!