I guess it all started on Monday. I just wasn't 'feeling' my run, but I pushed myself thru it. Then I had a doughnut for breakfast. Then I wanted a soda with lunch, but my hubby wouldn't let me! (Even though it was a zero calorie one) Then I was feeling like I wanted to snack after 8PM, but I didn't let myself. I guess the old me was coming out and the new me was fighting her and winning (for the most part)!
Then the old me kept coming out yesterday, too. This time, though, the new me didn't fight her as well. The new me just wanted to give up because she just didn't think that it was worth it. The new me didn't think she had made enough progress. The new me wasn't feeling the motivation!
Then I went to Zumba last night and I started getting all pumped up again. The music and dancing just have a way of lifting my spirit. After Zumba, I talked to my friend that I am signed up to run a 5K with on June 22nd. She had a minor injury last month and had to take a few weeks off of her training, but she is starting right back up! This got me thinking about my own attitude and how I am ready to quit over just some feelings I was having. My friend had a physical set back, but she is not letting it stop her! This motivated me! This helped me to come to the realization that I can't let some feelings or the old me stop me either!
So this morning I got my running clothes on and had a great run! I didn't even need to push myself. My feet were just pounding the pavement and I kept a pretty steady 12 min/mi pace pretty easily. That is the best pace I have been able to keep for so long! I am on the second to last week of my training for my 5K and I am not going to quit! I am going to finish it this time! I was always a quitter before, but not this time!
After such a great run this morning I tried on a pair of size 10 shorts I had bought 2 summers ago to work on fitting into. I was never able to fit into them, until today! I am a size 10! I put on my size 10 capris and a cute purple tank that I bought a few months back to work towards fitting into and they fit great. I feel pretty good in this cute new outfit! It gives me another reason to not quit.
So here's to not quitting!!