Another week is in the books with the Stong Body Cyber Training. As I predicted last week, I only dropped a pound. BUT . . . I've lost another 3 inches overall. And to me, that is even better. When I first started this, I told Rebecca that in the past my weight loss efforts have often seen more inches lost than actual pounds dropped. So I tend to put my focus more on the measuring tape than the scale. Honestly, my overall goal is to feel better and to have my clothes fit (or shoot -- ultimately drop a size or two) and I really don't care what the number on the scale is (is it bad that I care more about the number on the size of my pants? And don't get me started on how retailers are making clothes smaller these days . . . that's a whole 'nother profanity laced post for another time!). This week when I report back to Rebecca my big accomplishment for the week is that I fit into capri pants I haven't been able to wear in over a year. :)
This week my struggle has been to get to the gym (though I'm going as soon as I publish this. I pinkie swear!). I'm not sure why it has been so hard to fit it in this week . . . earlier in the week I was nursing a bum leg, but that isn't really an excuse to stay away from the gym (I could have easily done upper body). So I'm planning to make this next work out really count!
Here are my measurements for the week:
In other news, I ran FIVE miles again last Sunday. And I beat my previous time by 3 minutes. Jenn came running with me again, which so helps the "mental" thing -- I don't really have to worry about occupying my mind for over an hour because we can chat along the way (and I promise I tried to talk more this time!). But it was pretty humid and after about 3 miles my body was basically saying "chickie, I need a break!". So I walked quite a bit between miles 3 - 4. Yet I still made it in a bit head of my previous time. I'll take it. This weekend I'm running in another 5k on Saturday and then my plan calls for a 6 mile run on Sunday. Yikes!
Lastly, if you look over at my Dailymile log over there --> you'll notice I've hit 100 miles this year. CRAZY!