St. Patty’s Weekend!

Saturday weigh in day…. AND St Patty’s weekend. Add those two together and what do you get? Only 1.8lbs lost this week. I would love to blame it on St. Patty’s but truth is, I’m not exactly sure what happened. I’m not too upset, because I’ve read that 1-2 lbs per week is actually healthy, but I really haven’t been eating as much as usual, so I’m a little surprised. Plus, week 3 in C25k was a little tougher than other weeks, and I’ve heard that when you begin exercising, you may see a plateau in weight loss because of your muscles retaining water. Regardless, progress is progress, so Ill take it.

Today I did Week 4, Day 1 on C25k program. HOLY SHIT, it was hard. I said earlier this week that I had looked ahead and was feeling some anxiety… well that continued for a few days and then finally today was the day that I had to step up. Although there were a few times that I was sure that I couldn’t keep going, I somehow did. I was going reeeally slow, but I was going! I’m really proud of myself. I had no idea that I could do that. I know that I’ve been feeling excited each week as the run gets easier, but I had no idea that I’d be able to keep going for two separate 5 minute segments. If you would have told me that a month ago, I would have laughed out loud. I probably say that every week, but this week should have more emphasis.

On another note…  its St Patty’s weekend! Yay! I’m heading up to my home town today to go out with one of my closest girlfriends (the one who visited on Tuesday). St. Patty’s is my second favorite holiday of the year, so it’s only natural that I am going out to celebrate! Aaaand doing so in my favorite bar in Clarion.. Toby! It’s also Toby Bar’s birthday (6 years old), so its like a double-whammy. Yay! Much to be happy about!

ImageThat’s the shirt that I made for the occasion! I have prob made like 50 home-made t shirts in my lifetime, but they’re so fun and easy that I can’t help it. I’m a little excited about wearing it for two reasons: I love beer, and it’s a size XL and it fits! I’ve been wearing 2XL for the last six months or year, so fitting into this is a pretty exciting thing for me! I know that 16lbs isn’t a lot at my weight, but if it is enough to help me feel good in a shirt that I had contemplated throwing away not 2 months ago. A mens XL is still not my goal size, but it reminds me that I’m not working hard for no reason! Its nice to have these little reminders every once in a while… especially because I lost about half as much weight this week as I had in the previous 3. Nonetheless, I’m at about 1/8th of my goal right now. That’s awesome!

On that note, I’m gonna jump in the car and head out. Thank goodness I have an awesome little brother who will DD for me tonight! It’s so easy to let loose when there is no fear of needing to drive home 😉

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