I have a lot of thoughts flowing through my head this morning. As it is raining, and therefore dampening my plans to run 3 miles before work (see my pun?!) I figure now is as good of a time as any to check in.
Tonight is my Weight Watchers meeting. It marks 1 week on the program and I have stuck to it to a T. The first three days I had a lot of cravings and struggled with the smaller portion sizes.
It was like my brain wanted me to keep eating (because that’s what I’ve always done) despite being satisfied. I feel like I turned a corner over the weekend and between all the food prep and workouts I’ve been doing I am feeling pretty good. I can’t wait to see what the scale says!
(On the left, 3 PTs worth of cookie cake. On the right, 1 million PTs worth!)
On the marathon training front I am still chugging along. Sunday Josh and I did 10 miles.
The run went well until mile 5 when we got lost, mile 7 when he got a nosebleed, and mile 9-10 which were straight uphill. The pattern during this training cycle seems to be great weekday runs followed by a crappy long run. Hopefully that will change as I continue to get stronger.
Speaking of strength, last night my sis, a friend and I all took and Insanity class at the gym. It is based off the videos that were really popular a couple years ago and it was a really tough workout! I was dripping sweat within 10 minutes and loved that the entire class was based off of bodyweight exercises meant to strengthen while getting your heart rate up. The class is an 8-week commitment (1 class per week) that I wasn’t sure I wanted to make with training going on but the instructor encouraged me to sign up as she said it could be a great source of cross-training and could even help me get a bit faster! So now I have a standing Tuesday night commitment!
I can’t remember the last time I felt this content with exactly where I am and what I am doing. When I lived in DC, I constantly found myself striving for more…something better that would bring me internal peace. Moving to Pittsburgh has been an adjustment for sure, but I really believe this is where I am meant to be right now. Working from home is such a blessing, as is spending my days with this guy…
…and for the first time in who knows how long, I am not on a countdown for life. I am just living and being and feel so good about that!