I have been trying to figure out all day how to go about doing this post, with no luck. So I am just going to say it. After a full week of being totally on point with my exercising and mostly good food days, plus an on-track weekend, I weighed myself this morning. ***drumroll*** I have lost 3.5 pounds since last Monday!! Eek! And yes, I know that the scale is not the only (or most important) tool out there to track how we are doing, but it sure is nice when it cooperates like that! Lol! I actually looked back over my weight log that I keep and figured out that I have only had that big of a weight loss three other times… And I was eating WAY less calories then than I am now!
One nice thing about such a fantastic weigh-in is that it really helped motivate me today. I was totally not feeling the workout groove today. I have been fighting a lingering migraine since yesterday, plus have my pinched nerve being finicky, and have just felt drained. So exercising was the last thing that felt good. But I reminded myself that I had a rest day yesterday. And I remembered how fantastic it felt to have such a great week last week. And how I am finally starting to feel like I am getting out of this glump that I feel like I have been in the past couple of months. So I turned on my DVD and got to work. And I tried to talk myself into doing just two miles instead of three. Actually, Satan tried to talk me into it. I was still feeling super tired and that second mile felt like the longest mile of my life. But I had committed to three, so I pushed those thoughts away and kept on.
And you know what? That third mile really felt great. It woke me up and it had my favorite moves. It was totally worth it! To me, the crazy thing about exercise is that it can be soooo hard to get into the habit of doing it. But once you get into that habit, and have been consistent for a while, you actually miss it if you take a “break” from it. That is totally how it has been for me. I have actually missed working out, but I was not willing to do what it took to get it back into my life… Until now!
Here’s to another fantastic week!