Same old, same old in my corner of the world. Right now my focus is on maintaining. Life is a bit crazy on many fronts and I can’t deal with the added pressure of weight loss right now. I am still running 3-4 times a week, walking almost every day and yoga practice once a week. Although I am not “counting” what I eat, I am mindful and have not gone into free for all mode.
I am planning to take a Weights for Women (hand weights, resistance bands) class starting in July with Hamilton Parks and Rec. It’s just 9 weeks over the summer and will replace my yoga class until new classes start in the Fall, and hopefully teach me some basics that I can continue on my own.
My weight has been holding steady within 1.5 lbs either side of my lowest 196.5 and fluctuates on a daily basis depending on hydration, exercise, sodium, phase of the moon, colour of my toenail polish….I can’t find the rhyme or reason or logic to it.
I am doing a 5k race tomorrow, Run For Wells, with my Running Room Crew girls and although I don’t feel ready to run a 5k race, I know I can run 5k so I’m focusing on just enjoying the scenery and the company and whatever my time is, it is just a point in time right now. When I start to think about the slowness of my pace and if I compare myself to others – it brings my mood even further down and discourage me and that is the last thing I need in my life right now. I’ll update my Events page at some point over the weekend.
Like my weight loss, my running progress has stalled and it may be partly a physical capability of needing to drop more weight before seeing a major improvement in pace and some of it is definitely mental because I am so focused on so many other things going on that I know when I’m running, my mind is not on the run but sorting through so many other issues.
I am enjoying the lovely weather we’re having and am trying to get outside as much as possible. Hiking is definitely on my agenda for the weekends all summer.