Saturday, July 24, 2010

He said "YES!"

I was moping around the house yesterday after the big sneak peak weigh in.  My fiance tried to cheer me up a bit...but I guess he wasn't saying what I wanted to hear.  So, I went to the blogs:)  Everyone at Blog to Lose was so supportive...and had helpful advice.  Maria from Oh Healthy Day was super sweet and took the time out to send me a really nice and very insightful email (I'm starting to get why people like this blogging thing so much). 

Anyway, I was sitting on the couch with my fiance and kinda out of no where I asked him if he would do a 5K with me.  He said "When?"  I said, "I dunno...September!?"  He said, "Okay."  He said okay!!!  I was super happy. 

My happiness is twofold.  One, I've been trying to get the nerve up to sign up for a 5K.  I did two a couple of years ago...but I didn't train at all, ran/walked the whole way, and didn't give it my all either time.  This time, I feel physically fit!  I feel ready!  Even though, I've primarily been running on the treadmill...I figured I have a month to transition to outdoor running to train.

My second reason for being happy is that my fiance is not a very healthy person right now.  His eating habits are very poor...and he doesn't exercise (He would cringe to read this...but it's true).  I'm hoping committing to a 5K will give him a little jump start.  He said that we could start running in the evenings.  (I pray that this really happens).

So in other news, I have a little confession.  Since my declaration of banishing the scale for the month starting Monday...I have hopped on the scale TWO TIMES!!!  I know...I know.  I figured I would get it all out before I say goodbye for four weeks...right?!  Anyway, the first time was yesterday afternoon...still said 131.0. 

Then this morning.  Can you believe when I got on the scale this morning it said 129.something. *mouth drops open*  That makes absolutely no sense!  I did not burn 3500+ calories in less than 24 hours.  And to make it even more interesting my body fat dropped a percentage point too!!  I really don't know what to say.  And of course, quiet celebrations in my head started...I felt like I looked skinnier than yesterday...and all of that lunacy.  Anyway, I think that I need to re-read Maria's email.  She said so many good and poignant things in support of trading the scale for a healthy lifestyle. 

Okay...I promised myself only 30 minutes on the computer and then I "want to" do C210K (I read somewhere yesterday to replace "have to" with "want to" when talking about your daily workout).  Thanks again blog world!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Carla! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the sweet birthday note :)

    Congratulations on convincing him to join you in the 5k! Training with somebody has got to be a huge motivator, and so does watching your healthy habits influence somebody else! I can't wait to read more of your blog, especially to find out how the training goes!