Yesterday was an amazing Sunday. I had a dance lesson with Ethan, saw the Dark Knight Rises, and went on a Khol’s shopping spree to get some new clothes that actually fit me! I was like, hellooooo size 5, let’s be friends again. I know it’s been a while, but I’m back! Seeing my progress visually has been the biggest motivator for me. I see the scale, and it says I’ve gained a few pounds back since the juice fast, but my clothes continue to swallow me, so I just stopped paying attention to the number on that stupid scale and started looking in the mirror. And I look damn good.
We got home yesterday, and I was itching for a run, so being the wonderful man he is, Ethan told me he would have dinner waiting for me when I got back. 2 miles later I had run a new personal best for the mile (9:15!) and Ethan was putting the finishing touches on sundried tomato risotto and pita.
Tell me how this man is not amazing? Yes, there was cheese on this , and I realize that cheese is NOT vegan, but honestly, the man slaved over a hot stove to make risotto and pita with herbs and vegetables from the garden, so how could I resist? It was absolutely amazing, and I wished he had made a double batch!
This morning, Ethan got up with me and we went for a run in the woods. I’m so proud of him for putting the effort in and exercising with me. He really is trying to be more active, and I love him so much for it! We made it 1.95 miles, then walked the rest of the way home. I hope I can get him up and outside again soon! Once you a person starts exercising on a regular basis, it becomes less of a chore and more of a hobby, which is what healthy habits should be! I love looking at my Nike+ account and seeing the graph showing me I ran 5 times last week. I think to myself, Do I really want to sit on the couch right now, or do I want to sit on the couch an hour from now looking at my running stats? Running wins the battle 80% of the time!