Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tales from beyond the scale

Sometimes I just need to step away from the scale and evaluate what else is going on with me. This came up because I was complaining to the trainer that I only lost 5 lbs. in one month and she pointed out that it was 5 lbs. I wasn't carrying anymore. It's a GOOD point too because carrying less weight will really help me as I'm running down Peachtree in 100 degree heat.

After my training session on Monday, I came home and walked the dogs a mile before my husband got home. I was thinking how that mile used to be the extent of my exercise. I would be totally wiped out and out of breath. Now it seems like nothing - even after the trainer. Even when its 98 degrees.

Today I ran all the way around the golf course at sunrise. 3.2 miles. I still walk up one nasty hill but I remember a time where that distance was unfathomable. I even have a cute guy that works on the grounds of the golf course that waves to me every time. I've been really consistent and even my Nike + noticed.So the countdown to the race begins. The race I said I would never do. Never say never!


  1. I don't know which I'm more excited about for you, Tina - losing 5 pounds or running 3.2 miles!!! LOOK at you! So impressive!!! P.S. Getting out there in this brutal heat earns you bonus were aware of that, right? ;)

  2. It's a great week, Tina. You have the breeze at your back!

  3. Jeepers! Exercising in that sort of heat gets you brownie points, who cares about the dumb scale?

    But you LOST 5 pounds!!!! That's fantastic.

  4. 5 pounds is amazing!! It makes me so happy to read your progress with your running.

  5. You can do it!! I'm SO excited for you!! I think we are running 10k races very near each other. Can't wait to hear your report.

    PS: I wish I had a cute guy wave at me when I run. ;)