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And I’m feelin good

I went back and forth with whether to talk about this or not, but I’ve never been one to hold back. So, why the hell not…

I started Weight Watchers a little over a week ago.

There. I said it. That makes it real.

Don’t worry. I’m not delusional. I don’t think I’m fat by any means. Honestly, here’s what happened. I weighed myself. Yep. That’s all it too for me to snap out of my poor eating decisions.

I truthfully wouldn’t care what the scale said if I felt good, but I have been feeling like a freaking slob kabob all the time. Seriously. I’m a freaking sloth. It’s awful. I couldn’t figure out what my deal was, so I weighed myself. Usually my weight is pretty damn indicative of my “healthy living” choices… Or lack thereof. I kid you not, when I stepped on that scale, I was three pounds away from my highest weight ever. No freaking wonder I feel gross all the time!

So, I decided to take action! I started weight watchers. It is less about losing weight and more about realizing what I am putting in my body. I love that you don’t count calories with WW too. Your body needs calories to thrive, so why restrict your body of what it needs?! Instead, I am paying attention to the quality of food I am consuming. It’s something I should always be mindful of, but it can be really hard. I love me some pizza and burgers and beer and margs. Yep. That spells trouble.

I had my first weigh in today after being on WW for one week. Verdict? I am down 2.6 pounds. Not too shabby. I definitely splurged a little this weekend too since we were celebrating hubs birthday. I love that WW allowed me to do that without that lingering guilt. This is the first time I have ever done a real dieting program, but I have to say that I’m lovin it.

Something else fantastic? I started my speedwork training plan today! On tap for today was 30 minutes at an easy pace. I ran 2.55 miles in 30 minutes. While the pace was easy, my sweat was no joke.

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I’m usually not much of a sweater. My face gets bright red, but I just don’t sweat much. This workout was a different story. I was sweatin’ up a storm! Like, slip n slide status.

Tomorrow’s training calls for 45 min – 1 hour cross training. I love me some cross training.

Have you ever done WW?

Are you a sweater?

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Lucky

I have been avoiding recapping my Labor Day weekend simply because I don’t want to admit that it is over.

My MIL and FIL flew in for a long weekend visit. Boy, I sure am lucky because I honestly look forward to every chance we get to spend time with them. They are such fantastic people, and I am NOT just saying that because my MIL reads my blog. 😉

As most of you may already know, they are the people that got me started with running over two years ago. Before then, I wanted absolutely nothing to do with it. Now, running is such a major blessing in my life. It is my release, my passion, my me-time. It is the reason I have met so many fantastic people out here in Seattle. I am so incredibly thankful that they told me ‘yes, you can’ when all I could think of was ‘no, I can’t.’ Ok, swear I’m done being a total sap.

Anyways, whenever my inlaws and I are reunited I get SUPER excited to have my running buddy back. And run, we did.

We ran 4 beautiful Alki miles one day and 6 gorgeous Downtown Waterfront miles the next. I got to show off some amazing views like this:

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And this:

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Those were some of the best miles I have felt in a long time. Serious runners high. I’m tellin ya, there is nothing like it.

We did do other things besides run. We drank coffee that was way too pretty to be consumed:

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We took a $1 beer tour at Red Hook Brewery:

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And we got to spend some serious quality time shopping with Cousie D and Aunt Do. Pictures of my damage to come in a different post.

We ate, we laughed, we ate some more. Overall, it was one of the best weekends we have had in a long time. It was really hard to see them go, but it just makes me super excited for the next time we get to see them. It always gives us something to look forward to. 🙂

What did you do this Labor Day weekend? What is one thing that makes you lucky?

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