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
- 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