Thursday, November 14, 2013

Non-Scale Victories - Inside Transformation

As I worked yesterday morning, I had an internal debate going on. To run or not to run. I'd been icing my knee all morning and was weary about working it too hard. As I wrote yesterday's post, I decided to lace up on my lunch break and at least attempt it. Even if I had to walk the entire time, it was better than nothing. Lunch time rolled around and I picked up my running bag just to drop it again about 10 times in a 5 minute period. Yes, I'm going to do this. No... I have work to do and my knee hurts. Around the merry-go-round I went.

Finally I just sucked it up and geared up for the cold. The first quarter mile was painful, honestly. Then, I just got into a groove. This is something I haven't experienced since recovering from my last illness. As I was nearing the end of the first mile, I glanced at my phone to check my time. I was set to PR! Once I reached the mile mark, I stopped to take a screen shot. It seemed too good to be true so I wanted proof for myself.

I'm so competitive with myself, especially when it comes to runs. Sooo close to be under a 9 minute mile. Even as an athlete in high school, I couldn't run a mile in that time. I finished one more mile and then headed home for a quick lunch. This one moment made up for all the other stress and overall crappy week I've had. Had I listened to the Negative Sally in my head, I would have missed out on that experience.

Despite the added work stress and other things going on this week, I have managed to stick pretty close to my workout schedule (I did skip my evening workout yesterday to rest my knee) and have been right on point with my eating. There was a time, not so long ago, that I would have taken this opportunity to order all the fast food and skip all the workouts. I would have justified it by telling myself it's been a bad day and I deserve the junk and nights spent on the couch.  The new me looks at it differently: Yes, it's been a rough week. I deserve to take extra good care of myself.

And that's exactly what I've done. No matter what obstacles have been thrown my way this week, I have stayed the course. I'm proud of that and feel as though true transformation is finally taking place. Knock on Wood.


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  1. Way to go!! That is such a great time, and I'm SO impressed that you got out there!!! Great NSV!

  2. An athlete in the making! You are rockin it!

  3. Awesome! It takes a lot to keep pushing when you are stressed and hurting!

  4. Good job this week! Exercise always makes the difference in my day.


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