-It has been a not-so-good selfesteem week. I've been struggling with staying positive and trying not to be frustrated with the lack of weight loss. To add to that, I missed several workouts - including last night.
Last night, I went to a surprise party with a friend of mine, and then had a girls night. You know how I mentioned when I first started blogging about how people closest to me will think I've lost my mind for signing up for the Warrior Dash and how it's very unlike me. At this party, we started talking about it. My friends husband said, "I can't believe you're doing this!" I agreed and then told him about my sister and how she wants a Team WP t-shirt. He said, "Ya, more like Team WTF!" I cracked up, and texted my sister right away. Too funny!
Anyhow, this morning started a brand new day. Grace Kelly had declared this a bad workout week, so we were determined to start the day off right. I got to the rec center early, so I hit the track first. I only had a few minutes so I thought I would run for 5 minutes before heading to class. So I look at the clock and take off. I made it around 4 1/4 times within the 5 minutes. You can imagine how excited I was when I got home and calculated it and realized that the pace was 5 mph!! 5 mph!! No wonder I felt like I was going to pass out after 5 minutes! So excited!
Off to zumba! I love zumba! Music starts and we start dancing. Then we start sweating. But there was something in our attitudes. We both really started letting go. After two months of zumba, we are finally letting loose and having even more fun. It was great! Even the instructor noticed because she told me after class that I was a great dancer. Tee hee! AND Kelly bought a belly dancing skirt! She's going to be styling and jingling next week!
After class, the instructor started talking about her audition and how nervous she was. She was really inspiring though talking about taking chances and how you'll always wonder if you don't go for things and hold back. She asked, what's holding us back? What are we not trying? What a loaded question!
When I got home, my little one wanted to go to her school carnival. We walked since it's only 1/2 a mile away. We saw some friends and neighbors, and she had a great time. I have to say though the 1/2 mile walk home was tough. I was getting tired and my legs were starting to hurt. And I realized I had not had any coffee today! And it was 2 pm!! I guess I'll go start a pot now and relax for a little while. I'll have time to ponder what I'm holding back on.
I've lowered my calorie intake by 130 calories. On my sister's advice I'll eliminate bread and pasta, and I'll see if that makes a difference in the pounds coming off. I feel like I'm a little smaller, but I want the smaller number too! There's no way that I'm not improving myself. I just have to stay focused. It's been a good day, and I know it will be a better week.