Saturday, July 16, 2011
I feel like my new 'old' self...ya get me?
Starting to feel like the girl in the bikini photo. Today, I woke up, had some breakfast and changed into my clothes for my run. Then..my stomach started having issues. So I waited, had water and then around 10:30 felt good enough to go out. Drove to my favorite spot for a run (along the paved path around the back bay). And started. The deal I made with myself was to go as far as it felt good (wanted to do 8 since thats what I should have done last weekend, and this week is a recovery week). Off I went! And honestly, the first 3 miles are ALWAYS rough for me. That wall that runners talk about? well, my wall is always the first 3 miles. My ankle starts to ache, my knee bugs me, I get a million excuses in my head about why I should just turn around now. But once I get past those 3? I get in my groove. Its almost like its auto pilot..and today, I ended up going all 8 miles. WOO HOOOOOO!
I was so proud at the end. It was HOT by the time I finished (around 12), I didnt wear my fuel belt so I didnt have any water with me along the way (not good but managed!) And worst of all (for me) my ipod shut off at mile 6! I do not run well without my music!!!!
Today has been a great day back on track and I am feeling SO much better. Which brings me to the title for my blog tonight.
I used to have Operation: bikini as my 'motto' in my head. I wanted to be able to wear the bikini out in public and feel confident. Well, mission accomplished..pretty much LOL. I wear it in public, as for the confidence, well I want a lot of my body to stop jiggling but I dont feel embarrassed when I'm in my suit (for the most part). Which now brings me to my next goal in this phase of my journey..
Sure, I still have my goal of being a size 4 universally (sp?) meaning, every store, every style. And I have my weight goal of 125-130. But this..well this? its OPERATION: Knockout. THATS RIGHT.
OPERATION: knockout? You all know the girl. Turns heads. Stops traffic. When she walks into the gym and gets on the treadmill next to yours you think, ohh great, I better just get off now. She walks in to the pool next to you and you scramble to get your cover up on as fast as you can. Girls want to be her, guys want to be with her..