okay with body

I’m Okay With My Body

I kicked my own ass Wednesday night at the gym! It was a fantastic, refreshing workout. First, I ran 3.56 miles. But I alternated between no incline and 2.0 incline at 5.0 pace.

All winter long I’ve run on the treadmill with zero incline because I didn’t want to aggravate my IT Band. I shied away hills for fear of re-injury, when I used to run hills all the time! When I was running my neighborhood training for Hood to Coast, I was running humongous hills. It was time to get back to it! It felt awesome to run “hills” again (even if they were small hills).

After my kick-ass run, I spent some quality time in the Scary Weight Room area where all the big guys were. I don’t often use those machines with the weight plates, or the free weights because I feel unsure of myself. I’m glad I got back to it because I was able to get in a fantastic weight session after weeks of mediocre weight lifting. It was clearly time for a change from the “machines.”

I focused on Chest, Shoulders and Back.

I felt stronger and could lift more last night compared to what I used to be able to lift!

I spent about 30 minutes lifting weights, feeling really good about my abilities, and ended with some stretching.

Gym Stats:

Time: 1:28
Calories Burned: 693

After the gym I cleaned up and Michael and I went out to dinner for our Date Night. He was craving Mexican and since he’s still on The Diet, we chose The Matador. He ordered a steak with broccolini (on the plan!).

I decided that I was no longer on The Diet. I will eat what Michael eats (on the diet) but in smaller portions and I won’t be avoiding carbs or restricting fruit anymore. I decided that I am okay with my body and I am okay with not losing weight!

I ordered a glass of Shiraz to go with dinner. But we skipped the chips and salsa. Despite the fact that I will be eating whatever I want, I’m not going to try and sabotage Michael’s efforts. I didn’t need the chips and salsa anyway.

I ordered the shredded chicken enchilada. It came with rice (carbs!), black beans, guacamole and sour cream. It was delish!

I ate one of the enchiladas, most of the rice and half the beans. I saved the rest for lunch.

I also had dessert when we got home. A little bit of vanilla ice cream, low calorie fudge sauce and some chocolate chips. I was under my calories for the day and happy I was able to eat whatever I wanted!

I am happy with what I see in the mirror. I am happy that my jeans aren’t tight anymore and I’m happy with what I’m eating. And I feel SOOO good today from last night’s weight lifting! I’m sore and it’s awesome!

QUESTION: Are you okay with your body?