I love it! Nice job all you smarties that figured it out ~ and to all the resourceful bloggers that figured it easier just to read the preceding comments ;)
Several of the team members from American Odyssey pointed out that it could make a great team name! Dang, you guys are thinking!!! I think a few simple letters ~ translated into two simple words ~ goes a long way. At least, it usually does for me.
I had many great victories last week and over the weekend, and funny enough, only one of them was related to running. I had a great run on Saturday morning ~ up and out the door by 5:55am to beat the heat ~ and knocked out 6.75 miles. I revisited interval running with R5/W1 intervals, thinking it might help me pickup my over all pace (my last couple 5-6 mile runs were continuous and slow as molasses). But……..it didn’t!! I was still slow ;) But it didn’t matter ~ I felt great for most of the run. The last 2 miles were my strongest, and I ran them continuously with no walk breaks. I was tempted to keep going longer, but I actually used my brain and remember that I need to rebuild mileage gradually. It’s just hard when a run feels so good.
Almost more importantly that my run, I realized over the course of the week that I was having many other small victories unrelated to running. No wait ~ they are actually very BIG victories for me.
Back in my Weight Watcher days, we used to call them NSV’s ~ Non-Scale Victories. This meant good choices and habits during the week, which didn’t always necessarily lead to pounds lost on the scale ~ but were personal victories nonetheless.
I am proud to say I had many NSV’s last week, which for me simply translates into good food choices. Specifically, things like throwing away the last bit of my boys’ french fries from McDonald’s (which I loooooooove) instead of chowing them myself; or having one Entemann’s donut hole and not being tempted to eat the entire box. It meant having salads over burgers, fruit and yogurt for snacks over junk food ~ and the best part……not even feeling like I was depriving myself. I felt fabulous!
I am not sure what switched in my brain last week ~ nor am I totally naïve enough to think that it will last there permanently without struggle….or if it is just a temporary phase of “being good” ~ but whatever happened, I like it. I feel a bit different about it than I have in the past ~ wondering if this is really THE time that it will stick with me.
Only time will tell that ~ but for now, all is well. And as a bonus, I was treated to a real *scale victory* and turned up down 3 pounds ;)
Now the plan is to get through my outpatient surgery tomorrow ~ just a little elective girlie-type procedure ~ and come back running in a couple days…..and keep eating healthy this week when I won’t exercise much.
I have a new weight loss goal: 10 pounds by June 1st. Anyone else up for a 10 pound challenge? Any wagers huh, huh, huh?
Remember: No Excuses!