Week 42: GOOD NEWS [and bad news]

All week, I have been trying to find time to sit down and write. It’s just been one of those weeks where every second of my day seems filled up with a whirlwind of design work, emails, research, running, errands, and the list goes on… You know what I mean; we’ve all been there.

But, I really wanted to share with you my good news (okay, and bad news) this week.

The good news: I asked you last week to wish me luck for my long run of the week. With the help of your well-wishes, my friend Sami running along with me, and the thought of a nice cold brew awaiting my finish, I was able to run 8 miles last Friday! This is such a huge accomplishment for me, and I am so proud of myself!

[insert big cheesy smile here]

But now, for the bad news: I gained weight!

Drat.

I am back up to 150 pounds. I have to admit, the gain doesn’t really bother me too much, except that I am once again five whole pounds away from my goal weight. But honestly, I think any of the weight I have gained has been mostly muscle weight (after all, these legs have to beef up if they’re going to carry me 13 miles through the half-marathon in May). So, with my body becoming stronger, I don’t mind the number on the scale going up.

…Except for the tiny part of me that’s bothered, because I know I haven’t been eating too healthy the last week or two. That might account for some of that rise. Who really knows…

But, what can you do? Just keep trying!

And that’s what I’ll do.

What do you do when you face a setback? How do you get back in the groove of things?

Fat Stats:
Starting weight: 166 pounds
Last week: 148 pounds
This week: 150 pounds
Goal weight: 145 pounds

Cheers to the weekend,
Amanda
@jockey_amanda

One thought on “Week 42: GOOD NEWS [and bad news]

  1. Getting in shape is so tough but you will build muscle as you get stronger so let the pounds go! That is awesome that you are running a half marathon and the most important thing is how you feel and your health – not the number on the scale. Good luck!

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