10 weeks, wow. My weight is up a little bit this week, but I'm not worried about it in the least. Over the weekend I tried on some of my smaller clothes, and I fit into them. The regular clothes I have been wearing seem to just hang off me. Workouts that were once hard, have become easier. Making better food choices has become almost natural! I am building a foundation.
Having a strong foundation is how I will survive life's earthquakes, and ensure my structure lasts a long time. Progress is not entirely measured by the scale, just as my overall health is not just about my weight. As I mentioned last week, I feel good, physically and mentally.
Week one of completing a 20 minute Jillian Michaels circuit after work is done! Today I was able to run for 5 minutes at 0.2 miles/hr faster then my previous 0.2 mile/hr increase (so 0.4 mile/hr faster then I have been), I backed it down 0.2 miles/hr and ran for an additional 10 minutes (all this was after 20 minutes on the elliptical, of course). I will be doing the Jillian video this week, and for the next 2 weeks after that. This week, I also plan on running Greenlake two mornings, perhaps Tuesday/Thursday, depending on the weather. I know it sounds strange, but I always feel like running outside is harder then running on a treadmill. I want to make sure I'm used to running outside, since that's where all the races take place!
It literally feels like big leaps in my fitness level happened over night. I don't know how much of this I can attribute to the Jillian video, or if all my weeks of putting in time finally made something happen? It doesn't matter anyway, because I'm going to keep moving forward. I still have plenty more leaps to take.