Thursday, June 2, 2011

Holding steady

Weighed in today, and we're holding steady at 209.2

Am I thrilled? Nah. But I'm not beating myself up, either. I'm a hungry girl. Did I maybe overdo it a little bit over the long weekend? Perhaps. Could I have made better choices? Sure. But I didn't gain a thing. That is something to be proud of.

This week I've done well at keeping active, too. I did my usual killer Tuesday night workout (an hour of strength training and an hour of cardio dance, both led by the incredible Donna Thomas). Then on Wednesday (which was June 1 - National Running Day) I not only got a two-mile trail walk in at lunch, but I did a two-mile treadmill run before hot yoga.

Speaking of ... sweet bearded Jesus, is it tough to do hot yoga after a run! The sweat was literally dripping off my everything. Into my eyes. Beading up at the ends of my hair. It was not pretty! But I got it done. We have a new Wednesday night instructor, and she's more than a little bit tough. I think perhaps she was trying to kill me. But today, I feel stronger for having survived her class, and I will be back.

The truth is, you really can only do what you can do. It's a cliche, because it's true. So I set my intention to do the best I can, and be engaged in the workout while I'm doing it. Living "in the moment" while working out increases the enjoyment of the work at hand, and it also keeps your focus where it needs to be: on you, right now, where you are - whole, complete and perfect.

Which circles back nicely to the weigh in. I give myself permission to have rough weeks. Heck, rough periods of several months, if need be. Because where I am on this journey is exactly where I'm meant to be. I'm recovering from an injury, and making lots of discoveries. I may not be where I want to be yet, but I'm not sure I ever want to be done with this particular journey.

The ride itself is pretty awesome.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Love that last paragraph. That's something I strive to remember every day-- I am right here because this is where I am supposed to be. I also try to stay in this moment only. No regrets about yesterday and no concern over tomorrow...just fully being in this time. Ok, before I go all Buddah New Agey, I'll shut up :)