Positive Reinforcements

I thought I’d share a nice Non Scales Victory i had today.  But before I do, a little background info so this becomes clearer.

I moved to the US from England in 2005.  When I moved here my pants size was 36.  Within 4 years I was up to size 40.  I managed to get the size down to 38 for a long while.  Then after I started watching my weight a little I managed to finally get back into my size 36 jeans, though at the time they were tight.

Since I joined MyFitnessPal.com and started really watching what I eat and exercising a lot more, I have lost five pounds.  But my waist line is visibly smaller.  And today at a store I tried on a pair of 34 jeans.  And they FIT PERFECTLY.  I didn’t even have to struggle to zip them up.  I’m wondering if I could get into size 32 jeans, but they would probably be too tight to wear comfortably and I didn’t want to spoil a great Non Scales Victory.  Another great thing is I tried on two pairs of exercise shorts, medium and small.  Guess which ones fit best?  That’s right, the small fit perfectly, while the medium were loose.  I still can’t get my head round being able to wear size 34 jeans and size small shorts.  It’s a great vindication that all my hard work is paying off.

My wife also had a great result as she now fits in jeans two sizes smaller than the ones she has been wearing.  She’s not into running (yet) but she is walking more and, like me, she’s watching what she eats more carefully.

I went for a run today.  Just a short one, about ten minutes.  After running my first mile yesterday I wanted to go easy on my legs today.  I’ll probably do a longer run tomorrow.  My calves were a bit tight this morning when I first got up, but they’ve loosened up and feel fine now.  I need to research that a bit more before I up my running game. I need to know how much is too much and how to make sure I don’t suffer any injuries.  I’ve been reading running blogs on WordPress and watching some inspirational running videos on YouTube.

I think for now I’ll do a longer run two or three times a week and maybe walk two or three times as well.  I might have one rest day a week.  I’ll see how that goes.  I’m looking forward to sharing my running journey on this blog.

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