|Progress Report of Weight Loss|
While I am about to finish up the Couch 25K, I have not felt as great doing the runs this year. It has taken a lot more motivation to get me to run. When I do run, I have not felt great during the run. I have had pains in my side, legs, and chest. Those have somewhat gone away since I have made it to the point of running non-stop. Still, I do not feel the drive that I had a year ago to run.
I feel motivated to run and I like the outcome, but I am not seeing the results. I am weighing in every day, which I have heard is not a good idea, but I like seeing where I am at each day. By the third month last time, I could already tell the weight was dropping off. I could see it in my stomach, my face, and I felt great. I also had people telling me I looked great... yeah, not so much this time. I am not even sure if people know that I am running again. It is for me though which is what I have to remember....
Then looking at the side view, I really cannot see the difference. Is it frustrating? Yes, a little. As I have said a number of times, I am not cutting out alcohol completely like I did last time which I think helped to shed the weight fast. It is not as though I am drinking every night either with the current workout. I do enjoy a beer here and there or a glass of wine.
As the weather improves, I find myself wanting to run outside. I enjoy the treadmill, but running outside is a nice change. I will try to post again before the end of the month regarding my routine or how the 2 mile run goes in Manhattan.
Until then, enjoy March Madness! It is my favorite time of the year and even better when your team is playing well.