I’m STILL 190 this week.
I’ll be honest — I’m frustrated. I ran every day this week in preparation for Tuesday’s run around Central Park; I made it to the gym 3 times and added new weight machines to my normal circuit (my inner thighs are STILL hurting after using some of those new leg machines). I stayed on top of my water and was very careful about portions.
And . . once again, the scale said 190.
But, a plateau can’t last forever right? Yeah, I’m on week four . . . but that’s not forever. I have to keep reminding myself that being 190 today isn’t an indicator of failure. I didn’t fail this week — look at my list up there. There were many accomplishments this week; the scale sticking at 190 does NOT mean Rachel is a failure.
First of all, I ran. RAN! Do you know how big this is? I am most definitely not a runner, but I did it. Each and every day.
Did I run a lot? No — I can only go about a mile before I want to melt into a puddle and never move again, but it’s a start. It’s enough for today.
The journey to living healthy is just that — a journey over an entire lifetime. I have to continually remind myself of this. . . to remind myself that I must keep going. I will never reach a point where I can say “that’s it — I’m finished.” Not hardly! I’m still in the beginning stages of all of this! Aren’t we all?
Friday, I finally watched a Youtube video that has been floating around Facebook and Twitter this week. I should have watched it sooner, but (to be perfectly honest) I tend to avoid the “OH YOU MUST WATCH THIS” kind of videos. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I’m stubborn like that. If someone says I “must” do it, I wait until *I* want to watch.
BUT . . . I shouldn’t have waited to watch the following video and you shouldn’t either.
It’s that amazing and exactly what so many of us need to see as a reminder that becoming the healthy person we want to be takes time.
In the video below, Ben loses 120 pounds. ONE HUNDRED and TWENTY pounds. Amazing — and he does it by diligently exercising/running. He took control and changed his life.
Just like so many of us are trying to do.
If you have a few minutes, watch it — it’s perfectly motivating. (no cheese, I promise)
Don’t forget to be watching Twitter for Leah, Lisa, and I as we tweet about our time in NYC; we’ll be using the hashtag #commit2fit. Commit to Fit is the new campaign being launched by Subway (who, incidentally, is a new sponsor of Mamavation).