Can you believe it’s already been two months since I started my treadmill journey? Be sure to check out last month and then come back here. I’ll wait.
Last month was all about self-love and learning to love ME, including a healthful, mindful me. This month, although with its own set of challenges, has taught me all about how liberating it can be to release the bondage that food can put on your life. I’m sure you’ve heard all the studies, “Food is an addiction…” and so on and so forth. You may roll your eyes or that may resonate with you, but when you live a life where you think about food all the time. Where it’s the answer to each of life’s emotions. Where if you eat one “bad” thing when you’re “dieting,” you feel a deep sense of regret so powerful that you either eat more or continue this weird, terrible relationship with something as simple as an Oreo. I don’t care what the experts say.
By now, I know what you’re probably thinking. Then don’t eat it. Unless you’ve been there, it’s hard to really understand. But if you have, then you know where I’m coming from.
But know that food doesn’t define you. I always used to laugh at this:
And while I’ll argue with you about the word SKINNY, there really is no amount of food that replaces the boatload of confidence that comes with finally being selfish and doing it for YOU. For once in my life, food doesn’t have a hold on me. If I eat something less than healthy at a party, it doesn’t control me. Why? Because I’m finally taking active steps to change the outcome. The constant in my life is that regardless of what I eat, I will exercise. I will move.
Food doesn’t have the power. I do. And that’s freeing.
So how did month two pan out?
Weight loss in Month 2: 9 lbs
Weight loss since December 9th: 19 lbs
Total since heaviest: 38 lbs
Down 2 pants sizes
May 26, 2013 || February 9, 2014
Started and stuck with a Zumba class
Continued training for the big CLIMB (that’s today!)
Exercised 25 of the last 31 days (Say what?!)
Charlie’s preschool teacher from last year notice that I had lost weight! (w00t!)
Ran 5 miles in 60 minutes
NO pop since December 9th
I physically feel better than I did during the majority 20s and guess what?
I weigh more.