1. At my new job (a new role in an organization I've worked in on an intern/consultancy basis for almost 4 years now), we have these chairs that have been my nemesis. I've hated them for all 4 years I've been there. They have metal arms and they've been just too narrow, so the arms cut into my hips and legs and there's just not been a lot of room for movement or even to sit comfortably in them. As I was sitting in a meeting this past week, I made a mental note that the chairs were still a bit uncomfortable but also noticed that I had more room and was able to sit sideways and CROSS MY LEGS!!! I had a little moment. I had to take a picture in the middle of the meeting just to share.
|That's me. Legs crossed.|
I'm still not able to sit and cross my legs without shifting myself to one side, but I have noticed that it's getting easier!
2. I have lost 28.25 inches total from my body so far. That's 2 feet and 4.25 inches!! Since the last time I measured in mid-November, I've lost 8.25 inches. And look - I've lost 14.5% in my hips which is why I could fit my ass in the chairs at work! Yee-haw!
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3. And since I've been neglecting my regular gym schedule the last few weeks (since Christmas, really), I was prepared to have to go back to square one on my running schedule. However, yesterday I went to the gym, got on the treadmill, put on Green Day and Third Eye Blind and ran 4.5 minutes consecutively. I'm toying with the idea of ditching the Couch-to-5K training program and just pushing myself to run longer and longer each time instead. Josie at At The Starting Line had to do the same, recognizing that she was relying too heavily on the walking intervals, and I was intrigued and recognized that I may be doing the same. So I may try to just run until I can't run any longer for a while and see how it goes. So I'll be making that 5 minute consecutive run goal in the near future!
4. The elliptical machine is no longer my nemesis. In fact, I look forward to doing it! When I started this journey, I could barely do 3 minutes without dying of pain. Now, I can easily do 10 minutes and am usually doing 12-15 minutes to push myself further.
Question: What are some victories you have had this week that aren't scale-related? What celebrations do you have this week?