Progress is better than goals!
Sunday, September 04, 2016
You know, I don't know what my "goal" is anymore - that elusive goal that I used to set, the one that meant every day I didn't get there was "fail."
I have a weight listed on my tracker, but really, I don't know what I'm going to weigh when I am satisfied. I just know I'm going to know.
So in the meantime, I'm celebrating progress. Today I finished week 5 of my Easy 5K and I ran/walked three miles! And for the first time in 5 weeks, I got back to that wonderful place - I started daydreaming while I was running. That's when I know I'm really making progress - when I forget huffing and puffing and just run. Now I know I can push my walk-run ratio a little further for next week. Progress!
I lost not one but TWO pounds this week. I'd like to be able to lose 5 pounds a week, but I'm not obsessing over it. Instead, I'm practicing "portion awareness" (which I like better than portion "control"!) and getting my exercise in five days per week - three runs, one strength workout, and one Power Yoga workout.
So some weeks I don't lose anything, and then I lose one or two. But I really did not expect that I would lose NINE pounds in August. I doubt if I'll do that every month, but again, I don't care. And it's fun when it happens. Progress!
And yesterday I hung two pair of jeans on the "I can wear this" side of the closet. W00T! Progress!
I am 2.9 pounds away from the 100s. That is progress, too! After that, I hope I can reach a BMI of "not obese." Maybe by Christmas.
So, not to be hypocritical, I do know I have goals, but more than that, MUCH more than that, I have progress to celebrate, and on those days when I'm down, I'm going to try to remember it.