Big news this week- I bought a wedding dress! My mom and future mother-in-law spent the day with me on Saturday as I tried on dresses at a couple of stores. It was so much fun! Honestly, it was the best day. I tried on lots of gowns and didn't have a negative thought about my body ALL DAY! I truthfully stood in front of the mirror and just smiled. Typically, I immediately pick out all my flaws and focus on the negative- especially when looking at myself in a large three-sided mirror. But this weekend it didn't happen; I was happy with what I saw. It was the most amazing feeling. I ended up getting a dress that I adore and can't wait to wear it when Matthew and I get married :-)
|I can't believe I'll be a bride!|
Tuesday- 2.09 mile run with negative splits: 10:23, 10:02, 7:37 (last .09)
Thursday- 2.25 mile run with negative splits: 11:02, 10:32, 10:18 (last .25)
Friday- 30 minute walk
Saturday- 1 mile run: 10:47
Sunday- 40 minute walk
Each of my runs this week was completed using 45/30 second intervals. It is amazing to see how my average pace has improved by using this shortened interval. While using 1/1 or 2/1, I was averaging 11-12 minute miles. Now, almost all of my training runs have been between 10 and 10:45 minute miles.
|Love seeing negative splits!|
Surprise, surprise- it's Skinnytaste again this week! I baked her Insanely Good Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins and yup, they were insanely good :-)
|Before and after.|
147.0 as of 7/29/15
+2 from last week
This past week, I did everything "right:" I tracked everything I ate, earned at least seven Activity Points every day, I didn't use any of my extra 49 weekly PPV's. In theory, I should have lost weight. But sometimes it doesn't work out that way. That scale is a jerk, I tell ya! Luckily, it's just one piece of feedback- I am proud of how I did last week, no matter what the scale says.
Instead of driving to the grocery store (just about a mile from my house) one night last week, I walked to the store, bought a watermelon, and walked home using the fruit as a barbell! I did bicep curls and overhead presses with the watermelon all the way home. Which did earn me a few car horn honks!
|"I carried a watermelon!" Bonus points for you if you get the reference :-)|
Have you ever "done everything right" but still didn't see results? Tell me about it in the comments!