Friday, March 9, 2012

Back on the Track.

Winter has been rough for me and being healthy. I LOATHE the treadmill and yet couldn't really bring myself to run outside on dreary, slushy days. So, by the beginning of February, I was beginning to feel pretty icky and to see my clothes start tightening up... Not good. Enter slightly better weather and a need for new jeans. I started to get afraid if I went to the store right then to buy new jeans that I'd end up with the next size up and thus start that subtle cycle of weight gain... You know the one, the one where your jeans are tight, you buy the next size up and they fit great until they too get tight... And so on and so forth.

So, instead, I hopped back on the bandwagon. I'd been squeezing in a few 3-milers here and there, but I started to get more consistent AND I finally started logging into that My Fitness Pal account I'd made on a whim a year ago and never really used. Plus I started doing the 30 Day Shred. And it felt GOOD. And the inches started to fall off-ish. Even though Jillian is mean and my old jeans kept dropping out of the line-up due to wear one by one.

Thankfully, next Saturday is jeans buying day. But, just to be safe, I went ahead and trotted over to Old Navy to see where I stood on the getting new jeans front... and much to my surprise I fit into a size BELOW the pair that was starting to get tight. A size SIX. I don't think I've EVER worn a size 6. Now I'm sure that this 6 in Old Navy is probably an 8-10 elsewhere, but I don't care. I've had this exact same pair of jeans in a 16, 14, 12, 10, 8... and now, when I go to the Outlet on Saturday, I'll be buying them in a 6. Pretty sweet feeling.  See? I even took photos to prove it. Yeah, there's a bit of a muffin top going on there, but nothing that a week or two of pilates won't fix. So exciting!


Anyway, hopefully I can get back into blogging a bit more now that I don't feel as guilty about not running, not watching what I eat, and only focusing on reading in grad school. The rest of this year looks interesting for running--I have till the end of the month to bite the bullet and sign up for my first marathon... who knows what 2012 will hold. 

So anyway, here I am, just letting you know that I'm finally back on track... and it feels pretty good.

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