This past weekend, we were out of town for a birthday party. I didn't eat ALL bad (I had a veggie omelette for breakfast one day, for example)but I certainly ate more "bad" than good. I had pizza and cake, Chipotle (primarily the chips and salsa), Nachos, fast food, cake for breakfast on Sunday, drinks....overall it was just anything but ideal. Add that to the fact that I still have not been exercising again, and I thought for sure I would have gained at least a pound or two.
So I bravely weighed myself this morning to see what damage had been done.
I LOST 2.2 lbs?!
Say WHAT?! WTF, how did THAT happen? I shouldn't complain, and I'm not....just shocked. Could it be that being more active has helped my metabolism finally? I mean I haven't been using the treadmill, or doing Wii Fit or any exercise videos... but I do try and do some random exercises throughout the day when I can, and take walks at break time at work now and then.
Needless to say, I am thrilled and have a renewed sense of excitement. My knee is feeling a little better (still hurts when I bend it one specific way). I decided to hop back on the treadmill last night. I just walked mostly. Once I tried a very slow jog and I did feel it in my knee some, so I slowed it back down again. I will just start there and try to build it up gradually. I am trying to do lots of stretching every day and before using the treadmill too, so hopefully the gradual build up and the stretching will help me be successful and keep my knee safe.
Obviously because of my knee, there is no way I would be ready to do the 5k I wanted to in April, however later today I will be registering for the William A. Irvin 5K which is in June and is a part of Grandma's Marathon weekend. For those who don't know me or where I live, Grandma's is a marathon run on the north shore of Lake Superior, so there are gorgeous views. It brings thousands of people to my city each year (the registration limit for the full marathon is 10,000, plus in addition to the full marathon there is also a half and a 5k and tons of other activities and events). I am really excited to be a part of it, even if just in a 5k. To accomplish a 5k for me, will be absolutely mind-blowing. I can' wait!