Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I am NAILING IT. Wait... Doing well. I'm doing really well.

So I've been dieting for a while now and the deal is that while I'm feeling pretty awesome, (imagine me waggling my fanny at you right now) I'm not even losing that much weight. I thought I'd give you a quick update  - not that you care, and that's cool - because it keeps me honest and it lets you know I haven't quit. So here's where I'm at:

I've finished a couple of weeks of the Couch to 5K program and you guys, it's not even that hard. And I'm totally out of shape. Or I was. Because last week I ran for ten minutes in a row like a total boss. I was red-faced and sweaty and may have looked like I was stroking out a little bit on the treadmill.  And when I got to the 10 minute mark, I threw up my hands Rocky-style and then I almost fell down but I didn't fall down because I am a champion. While I get that running for 10 minutes is a really small thing, it's also a really big thing. And seriously, if I can do it than literally anyone can. It made me feel like this:

Nailed It

Why was I running? Because I signed up for Zombie 5K at the end of October and to my total surprise 14 of my friends are going to do it with me. We are going to run and be chased by zombies and then pound free beer in a tent with all of the younger cooler other runners. I'm so excited that I'm making them shirts that will look like this:

So I'm training and eating right and hell yeah! But like I said, I'm not really losing any weight. And to my great surprise, instead of being frustrated by this - I don't really care. OK, it's a little bit surprising and annoying that weight isn't coming off right now but honestly? I don't want to go back to not caring and not paying attention. Also, I have faith that eventually it will happen because I know I'm doing the right stuff. I really don't miss feeling crappy about how I was taking care of myself. It's sort of like this:

So I feel good. Also, I mentioned on FB to you guys that all the working out was making me lumberjack hungry and one of you was like "eat lots of protein and that will stop". Yeah, you were totally right. Thank you for that reminder. Also, thanks to my shitty PCOS diagnosis, losing weight and busting through plateaus means laying off the carbs and anything sweet. Usually, this is torture but right now it's not. Also wine, which totally sucks ranchballs but is still OK.

Wish me luck, hookers! Imma keep on going and giving myself lots of high fives! I really want to thank you for making me feel so good about this and for all your amazing advice. Imagine me giving you a meaningful glance as I thank you, and it lasting a few seconds too long, and getting kind of awkward. Except I don't stop because I really mean it. That's what's happening between us right now.

xo, Lydia

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