I got up early this morning and did a T5K. That is 3.1 miles on the treadmill. It was still a challenge, but not as much as actually running in the snow, slush, grit and grime, wind, cold, and hills. I then did a tiny bit of yoga moves to stretch the muscles that burned on mile 2.5. The right knee started to ache. The left ankle twinged with some discomfort. But I pushed myself. I even sprinted to the "finish line" after hitting mile 3. I am proud.
Now, I must confess that I got on the scale and nothing good happened. No weight loss. I kept moving the scale around the tile flooring of my bathroom and got many different readings around 1 to 2 lbs difference. I am thinking it is time for a new scale because I actually changed the battery 2 months ago. I do weigh in everyday, but Saturday is supposed to be my "official weigh in" day (there are varying opinions on this practice). I was a bit disappointed. I woke up and felt so much slimmer and stronger. I put in great efforts this week to workout 5 times; my goal is actually everyday, but I accept and commend 5 days. I had really well balanced and low cal meals and portions. And nada! *sigh*
I am not going to let myself feel down about the fact that I may not have lost a pound. I will check out the scales at my local Target--I have one in mind that I read about at Jewelia Goulia. I also need some slacks for work. You know it is time for a new pair of slacks when you can pull down your fully buttoned, non elastic trousers over your hips to go to the bathroom.