January 15, 2012

Week in Review No.2

Weight: 174
Loss/Gain: -2 lbs

Physical: My body is feeling so much better. It's a weird thing that happens--when I stop eating well and exercising, slowly my body begins to feel blah. And more blah. And more blah. But it happens slowly so I don't notice until I start taking care of my body again. Then it returns to it's happy place and I realize how very, very happy it is. :)  I was thrilled on Saturday when I did a 4 mile run that my legs felt very strong and I never felt that I needed to walk. I am still running at a considerably slower pace than I was last year but that's okay. Burning those calories no matter what.

Mental: Getting the 4 miles in did a lot for my mental state. I have to keep pushing myself and reaching these goals to remind my mind that I can do hard things.

Emotional: Receiving thoughtful feedback from other bloggers is so helpful to me in this emotional battle. It does wonders for the heart to be reminded that I am not alone and to know that people are rooting and praying for me.

Spiritual: I used my memory verse this week as a prayer: Search me, O God, and know my heart. Test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24... and boy did He deliver on showing me my offensive ways. Ouch. It's been a week of deep introspection. But I definitely need those.

Highlights of the week:
  • Running 4 miles!
  • Fact that running 4 miles is a highlight of my week:)
  • Walked away from a binge
Goals for next week:
  • Go for all smiles again
  • 2 shorts runs, 2 bike rides, one 4 mile run, 2 rest days
  • Do something fun and out of the ordinary


Sharlie said...

You are so awesome..I'm sure u get tired of hearing me say that, but you are :)..you are what inspires me to keep going! This weekend has been a rough one~emotionally..I just feel really blaah too, but hopefully this will pass.

Can do mom said...

You go, girl! Keep up the good work. It's a battle we all must fight on so many fronts. Do we do what we know is in our best interest or do we take the easy way?

I'm proud of you!

Absolutely, Positively Josie said...

Love you, Keelie. I'm sorry I feel compelled to comment on your every entry, but you are an inspiration and a blessing!

thursdays child said...

Thank you for reminding me that part of why I feel so "blah" is because I haven't been eating well and I haven't been moving as much as I used to.

That I know after the next couple of weeks I'm going to feel 100 times better - but I have to get through it.

Thank you!

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

Great job on your loss!

Todd Swanson said...

4 miles I am impressed. I hope to start running again soon.