I don't know when the last time was that I took a week off from writing. (Guess I could check, but that would take away from writing, now wouldn't it?) Life's been really busy. Remember when I said I wasn't taking any new clients? Well, that changed, because some people who expressed an interest in training a long time ago, well, they are now coming back, which is a great thing. But that means I really have to have my systems in place. So any computer time this week has been spent working on what I think of as "infrastructure" -- all the stuff that helps you to stay organized and on track as you run a business.
My intention is to set aside some time and answer comments -- I save every single one -- but now is not that time. So let's talk fitness, ok?
At last week's weigh in, I was exactly the same weight as the week before, which just sucked and led to a 24 hour sugar festival. I KNOW in my mind that you can't lose weight every single week. I also know that weight fluctuates. But I was feeling rather adolescent -- I WANT TO BE LIGHTER AND IT'S NOT FAIR THAT I'M NOT BECAUSE I'M WORKING REALLY HARD, SO SCREW IT -- that was the overriding thought. Oh, and I'd gone to TWO movies and eaten a protein bar each time, while my companion(s) ate yummy stuff, and that my friends, should result in negative calories, don't you think?
Anyway, it's a new week and I'm back on track. In fact, I'm getting some feedback that I don't need to lose any more weight. Whaaaat???? I've needed to lose 5 (10? 15? 20?) pounds for my entire adult life practically. Plus I'm not at my dream weight yet -- you know, that magical number where life will be perfect .... ok, so I know that's not how it works, but I still really like my number. But I can see the vein that runs along the top of the bicep all the time now (even when I'm not lifting) and that kind of freaks me out. And I did take measurements. Here they are:
So maybe the reality is that I'm at a good weight for me? For some reason, I'm incredibly uncomfortable with that thought. Like it seriously makes me uneasy. In fact, I don't want to talk about that anymore, ok?
(This is the great thing about typing a monologue -- abrupt subject changes are just fine!)
On the workout front, I'm trying to get acclimated to the heat. So yesterday I did a 5 mile run/walk at 11:00 when it was in the mid-80s or so. I could tell I wasn't feeling all that energetic, but it only takes a few of those planned heat runs to get used to the warmer temperatures. I may be able to fit in another run later today or tomorrow -- we'll see.
Time to do Junior High pickup, so must run. Hugs to all friends -- stay healthy and know that you are appreciated!