Happy Monday all!
Yes you may all be hating me right now but I only have 2 more days until 2 much needed days off and I'm hoping those 2 days will fly by!
Today after my man left for work I set out on my walk (I have been leaving for a walk pretty much as soon as he leaves because I know that if I sit down and start relaxing I will not want to go for a walk at all). I did 2kms today but the best part about it was that I ran all the downhill parts. I figured running the downhill parts will be easier to actually GET running if I start with what I know I can do. Also it kept my heart rate up so I could burn those Taco Bell calories! At one point I ran for at least 2 minutes straight (didn't occur to me to time it). However I felt sooooo silly. I know that I must have looked awful running. Everything was either bouncing or jiggling and I was just concentrating on not tripping and falling on my head. I felt more self conscious in those few minutes than I have in a very long time. But I didn't allow that to stop me. I kept going because, who cares what other people think? Is that lady who's sitting on her butt on her deck and eating a plate full of food I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole out running? I think not! So screw em. Screw em all. If I wanna jiggle down the road, I'm gonna do just that!
There are 2 things I learned while I was running though:
1) I need a sports bra that will hold the girls where they're supposed to be. I don't want to knock myself out
2) I need earphones for my iPod that will not fall out of my ears.
I love having my iPod on me when I'm walking. I don't take it when Chris is with me cuz that's our tine to just hang out and talk so the iPod would be counterproductive. But when I'm by myself, I find it keeps my pace up and really motivates me to get movin. I was talking to the lovely Katelyn about such a thing and she suggested that we do a joint post where we each pick 25 songs we love to work out to. She was nice enough to type up the post for me and you can see it here. The bottom 25 songs are my picks. As you can see I have a wide range of taste in music. And as I was going through my iPod and picking songs...I realized I really like angry songs when I'm working out. I tend to put them at the middle of my playlist as the middle of my workout is when I tend to wanna quit. The beginning you're still energetic, the end you're almost done, but the middle is a bitch! My picks are in no way in order of a playlist that I have, I was going through all my music and started picking. Would love to see more "copycat" posts like Teresa did here as it allows me to peruse songs and build new playlists too! I don't know about you guys but I'll hear a song and be like "ooo I gotta download that one" then by the time you get to your computer you've forgotten what it was or who was the artist or even what the lyrics were. Drives me nuts.
Anyways...3 days til weigh in day!!! I'm actually kind of excited because I really don't think the Taco Bell is going to affect me as much as I have been fretting it would because I've really been doing well with the eating thing as well as the exercise thing. So I do think I'm going to see another loss. Which will be fantaaaaastic. Look for my weigh in on Thursday (yes I'll probably blog between now and then too!) and hopefully some updated photos for my first 10lb increment! Only 1.1 lbs away!!!!