Feeling Grounded and Determined!

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Today I met up with my old running group that I used to run with prior to my surgery. It was so great to see everyone and it helped motivate me to have the longest and fastest run that I have had to-date since my surgery. One of the girls in the group hadn’t seen me since my surgery. She told me I looked awesome and then told me after reading my last blog that she got the impression I had gained 30lbs or something from the way I was talking in my blog. It made me realize that I need to always remind myself when I am writing that not everyone sees me often so when I am in a bad head space my blog probably makes things seem worse than they are. Sure I have 10lbs of weight to loss but I still love the way I look. Some days the battle seems harder than other days. I think when I wrote my last blog I was just getting over the flu that took me down for three weeks and I was feeling pretty frustrated with the 10lbs weight gain and my lack of muscle toning.

I have had a full two weeks now of being back running, yoga and biking. It feels amazing to feel fit again. My pace for running is still slower than it used to be but I see improvements every time I go out and that is motivating in itself.

I have been enjoying Weight Watchers more now that I transferred back to online. I know its weird for some people to relate to because they get so much out of the meetings and I did enjoy them when I went but there is just something empowering about being accountable to myself only for me. I can’t explain it but it just works for me so I go with what works. I have had a solid few weeks now of tracking, aside from Beerfest last weekend. 🙂 But I did manage to still be down a pound at the end of the week so I think I a did pretty good job managing both my food and staying active even though I had a busy weekend.

Next weekend I am off to run my longest and hardest trail run yet. It will be a 12k trail run in the mountains around Whistler. It’s is definitely going to be all about finishing and less about time. The terrain is going to steep and rugged, the views are going to be stunning! I can’t wait!

Onward and upward!

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