Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ten pounds!!

YAY!  I woke up this morning and stood on the scale and was shocked to see that I've lost another 1.2 pounds! I didn't expect that! That brings me up to 10.2 pounds lost! I'm super exctited about that. I still have more to lose, but it feels really good to be on the right track.

I also managed to go the full five miles on my bike today. It's really kicking my behind this week for some reason. I had to stop and catch my breath twice. I did it though, even though I really wanted to cut it short. One thing that helped was that I decided to ditch the iPod playlist for now and download an audiobook. I was getting bored of the same songs every day and thought that I might get through my workouts easier if I got engrossed in a book. 

I spent yesterday browsing audiobooks and I thought about getting something deep or devouring some heavy piece of literature or listening to a self help book or something and finally decided that I needed something light and silly, so I chose Mindy Kalings book called "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)." It's definitely light and silly, lol. The audiobook is actually read by Mindy Kaling and it's basically just a bunch of funny stories from her life so it kind of feels like she's riding along beside me having a conversation with me while I ride. I like it. That should keep me entertained on my bike for a while.

I checked my bike stats this morning since its the last day of the month. I rode 133 miles in July! I'm proud of me! I'm now at 189 miles total since I started riding. I really thought that I would hit 10 pounds of weight loss and 200 miles on my bike at about the same time, but I surprised myself and managed the 10 pounds a little faster. I'm really proud of my progress. Making these changes in my life was really hard for me and I'm proud of what I've accomplished. I still weigh too much and I'm still out of shape, but I'm making progress and I'm finally headed in the right direction. That feels really good.

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