Feeling great! Week 11, Day 4

 

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I am feeling GREAT today.

Yesterday, I finished week 7 of my c25k app. 25 mins of running! 6 weeks ago, I would have called myself crazy and thought that I could never get to where I am now. But, I am here! It hasn’t been the easiest of roads, my main obstacle has been my mind. The nagging inner voice of ” Oh this is getting hard, you should quit” and having to push through it instead of saying ” I can’t do this”, and changing it to ” I can totally do this, look how far I’ve come”. It feels really good. I know that I am still in the middle of my journey, I know it’s not celebration time yet, but seeing all my progress really gets me amped up to keep going.

Today, I made it to the gym. I spent 45 mins on the elliptical and broke the biggest sweat I have had in a long time and kept pushing myself. It feels so satisfying and lifts my mood to cheery and smiley. I love this version of myself. Such an upgrade from the chubby, grumpy girl of nearly 3 months ago.

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I am a little concerned about the vacation I am going to be taking in a week.  I will be around my parents who are “feeders” for an entire week, and there will be lots of long car rides which means cheap nasty food will be around me all the time.  Which means temptations will be greater than usual.  After that, it’s a vacation to Wyoming, and staying there for a week. Lord knows I am going to have everything forbidden thrown in my face over there. Its time to make a list of things I need to buy at the grocery store when I get there.  I guess the reason why I am sharing this is because I need to validate and mentally prepare for it.  Two whole weeks of vacation!  How am I going to work out?! Will I be able to maintain Keto?! I think the 11 weeks of keto I have done are a good solid base for me to stand on. I have MFP and my self-discipline, that should keep me straight, right?!  I would like it if I came back from vacation having lost some weight rather than having gained weight. Let’s see if I can do it!

In the meantime, I will Keep Calm and Keto On, continue to kick ass at the gym, pool and pavement.

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Funny little side note : A friend admitted to me that she didn’t think I could keep up my diet and exercise for long, thought I would have quit weeks ago…. and I am still going! HA!

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2 thoughts on “Feeling great! Week 11, Day 4

  1. Great work with the C25K! Very inspiring!

    You’ve totally got this vacation, you’ve come this far, you won’t give in now, you’re too strong for that!

    Maybe try to preplan what you’re having at different stops/restaurants (nothing crazy just maybe a check quick on MFP before ordering to see what the best choice is) and since fast foods and things of that nature aren’t very filling maybe carry some nuts or something to fill you so you don’t overeat?

    I don’t really go on vacations…like ever, so I don’t know if that’s good advice or not but hopefully it is. 🙂

    Also, have a great trip!!!

  2. pjao13 says:

    Hey Shann I’m happy to see all the progress you’ve made and I know how moving from where you are at can disrupt your workouts.

    And getting out of a slump can be a total bummer, but when you fall in love with it you’ll find a way to get some form of exercise in evening if it’s just jogging or something at home.

    As for the food it’s one of my biggest challenges. With that said I think you are on the right track preparing yourself for what is to come and mapping out what you are and should be eating from now.

    Have an awesome trip!

    Cheers,
    Paul

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