So the first week is now officially over and the second week has begun. I completed the first three workouts on my Couch-to-5K app and I’ve been tracking calories all week with the MyFitnessPal app. How did the results reflect this morning?
One pound lost.
Hey…I’m not trying to complain about that, though. This isn’t Biggest Loser or anything. Losing one pound in a week is a solid effort. I would have preferred two, but I’ll certainly take one. Here’s the thing…if I continue and lose one pound a week for the rest of the year, I’ll be a skinny bastard when 2016 rolls around!
This isn’t a sprint. That, I think, is the toughest thing to remember when making this lifestyle change. I’ve told myself before that it’s not a race to lose weight, but I’ve always lost the ability to stay focused and not be disheartened by a low weekly number. I don’t think I’m in that headspace anymore, though…so I’m prepared for whatever number happens to pop up on that scale.
The scale won’t determine my mood, nor will it tell me how I’m going to act that day. It won’t control me. I refuse to let it.
My calories have been okay. My FitBit tells MyFitnessPal how many steps I’ve had, and MapMyRun tells MyFitnessPal whenever I go for a run, so my calorie goal for each day changes. So far, though, I’ve done a pretty good job to stay under my daily goal.
So all in all, I’m doing okay at this point. I started Week 2 of the Couch-to-5K app yesterday morning. It was a little tough, but that’s okay. I used to be able to run 10 minutes at a time, so if I’m having issues at 90 seconds then that just tells me I’ve got some work to do.
Staying focused; staying positive. I’m still planning to tackle a half-marathon in the fall and I’m still planning to own 2015.
Let’s do this!