FINALLY!!!!! I am covering new ground this week and seeing a new number for the first time in like 7-8-ish years. I cannot tell you how happy I was when I looked at the scale this morning and saw this new number it made my hard work this week extra worth it.
It was also a relief as all week I had been kinda down on myself for not making any real progress for the past 3+ months. Not hiking this weekend really threw off my whole psyche in that suddenly it seemed really easy to give up if I didn’t see some progress. But instead of just laying down and giving up, I fought my habit of throwing in the towel by getting in lots of extra exercise. I got in my Elliptical every morning, my walks at lunch and then in the evening Aaron and I stuck with weights and a walk before dinner 3 of the 4 nights. There was one day where I actually ended up moving 14 miles in a single day according to my fitbit, I was pretty impressed with myself on that day. My legs are thanking me for the rest I am giving them today.
This week’s real battle was in my head though, the feeling of loss of drive and determination was almost more than I could handle. We have been so good about getting out every weekend and hiking, then suddenly I could see us skipping more and more weekends and then what is the reason for any of it? Let’s just give into the frito-lay demon on my shoulder begging me to buy more cheetos…..
In the end I didn’t give up or give in, I pushed through it all, threw myself one pity party and then moved on.
We are hiking tomorrow no matter what even if I have to drive to a trail head tonight and sleep in the car to make sure it happens, I cannot afford another week of “Why?”. We aren’t supposed to have bad weather tomorrow maybe just some rain, but I think it is looking less and less likely. We are doing a repeater hike even though I have 3 new hikes I am anxious to get out on, with all the snow last weekend and the slow warm up this week I don’t want to risk injury right now because a trail in transition.
Hope you all get out on a trail near you soon, it really helps change your perspective!