I feel so good today. It feels like everything I’ve been doing to get fit and healthy is finally coming together. I’ve got the eating healthy part down thanks to the Game On Diet. I’ve got the exercise part down thanks to Zumba, CrossFit and FINALLY I’ve started running again. Well, I have been doing the Couch to 5K program on the elliptical for about 2 weeks now. I’m sure that helped with being able to run the full 30 minutes today.
I forgot how great I feel after a run. That was 6 hours ago and I’m still feeling that high. I think this is what gets you hooked on running. During the run, I feel pretty good. Sometimes not so good. It just depends on how the run goes. But afterwards, it’s amazing. As I was laying on the floor reveling in the feeling right afterwards, I thought,
Running. You are excited to get out there and go, halfway through you just can’t wait for it to be over, and once it’s all done, you can’t wait to go again.
I’m as surprised as anyone that I love it so much. I was in Cross Country in 7th grade. I joined mainly because my best friend Karen did. I hated it from the get go. There is only one race that I remember actually enjoying. I don’t remember where it was, but it had rained and rained, so the race ended up being super muddy. I had a blast. It was like running through the mud and puddles set me free. Kids were losing shoes left and right and slipping and falling. One of the last puddles we had to go through was clear up to my thighs. I had my best time on that race. No wonder I liked the Warrior Dash so much!
Weight wise, I’ve lost 7 pounds since the beginning of February. Nothing I can really see yet other than on the scale. My larger pants are slightly looser and my not larger pants are fitting better. Adrian said that he can tell so that’s definitely something.
It feels good though, and I feel good. I’m so glad to have my motivation back. I can’t really say what stole it away other than being lazy and what brought it back other than just doing it. I do think that is the same I was able to do it before though. I started Weight Watchers, then Zumba, then I started running and I lost a lot of weight. So I feel like I’m on the right path again and that’s a great place to be.
In other news, I got my hair cut yesterday. 6″ of it! It’s still pretty long, down below my shoulders and layered up from there. And I finally took the plunge and had her cut me some long bangs. So far I love my bangs. I’m still trying to figure out the rest of my hair. It lays a little different now and my waves are being weird. I think I just need to wash it and start over again. Luckily I love playing with my hair, so I’ll have fun experimenting.
So what do you do to find or keep your motivation? Have you been surprised by something that you really enjoy doing now that you might not have liked so well in the past?