First off, for the fun part…The Polar Watch giveaway was amazing and I had no idea so many people would love this watch! I know I love it, but it's sure exciting to see so many others too! The winner is
Thank you to all who entered! I will most likely be doing more giveaways soon!
Now onto my weight loss update!
I haven't done one in a long time because I forgot! I guess once I reached 100 lbs, the updates weren't as exciting. Well I should probably still keep it updated on my blog for journaling purposes and hope that some of you still care! Weight loss is slow! I think I am in a plateau. My body is definitely used to the hard workouts and the healthy eating. Ever since we went to Disney World, it's been a weird transition coming back to real life. I am still pretty good at eating and exercising but the weight is taking a lot longer to come off. Honestly, I haven't weighed myself in a week or two because I just don't care as much anymore about the scale. I really only care about how I feel and how my clothes fit. I think when you get to the last few pounds that you want to lose, this is what is going to happen because I will have to work really hard for it. I told myself that once I hit 100 lbs that I will let myself be a little relaxed and live life a little. I don't want to get so caught up in completing my days perfectly because I am a mom and a wife. However, I still have very healthy habits and don't see myself ever going back to my old ways. That I am sure of.
I honestly feel really good though. I love the way my body fits in clothes and I love seeing my clothes getting smaller and smaller. I have come a long ways so for me to get so upset about what the scale says one week shouldn't matter! I have definitely tried to just not care.
My body is getting so much stronger. I am lifting heavier weights. I am running faster and longer. On Friday, I went running thinking I would do 6 miles. I ended up doing 8 and it felt incredible. The next day I had a chunk of time where my mother in law was taking my kids for the afternoon. I decided to try and run those 8 miles again but even faster. I ended up shaving 6 minutes off my time. I did the 8 miles in 1hr 24 minutes. Just 8 months ago, I ran/walked my first 8 miles ever in 2 hrs. I remember being so proud that I finished that. But here I am now running as fast as I can for the same mileage only to do it in a fraction of the time. That to me is so exciting and makes up for not losing weight as much these days. I definitely have been looking for more non scale victories because of course progress is what keeps everyone going when it comes to hard things. I don't even officially start half marathon training until April 1st but I am doing so good before and to think that I can actually PR is so exciting. I also decided while running that I want to do a full marathon before I turn 30. I've got some time before that happens, but before my mind was thinking that I never wanted to do a full. But just to say that you did one is pretty incredible to me at least so I think I will open my mind to that possibility.