I’m back for another edition of Non-Scale Victories!
It is so common to focus completely on that number when it is really only one aspect of being healthy. I had a couple of non-scale victories this week!
- I had to buy a new pair of pants to work out in! Since earlier in the summer, I’ve been wearing these pretty often.
Awful, I know, but extremely comfortable. They’re a size extra large from Old Navy. When I was doing my 5K training on Monday, I was so uncomfortable because I had to keep pulling my pants up! It was annoying, but I wasn’t mad about it. I ventured on over to Target and bought these bad boys.
- My second victory also came on Monday during my run, so I guess it was a really great day! There I was, chugging along for the last couple of minutes of the run, and I get passed by a guy who was about my age. You know the type – hot, thin, but also buff. He was obviously someone who ran regularly and for long periods of time. I’ll be honest, I was embarrassed to be ‘running’ next to him. My face looked like a tomato (damn redhead complexion), my thighs were slapping together at every bounce, and I’m pretty sure I can walk faster than I was running at that point. Even with all of that, he looked over at me, gave me a thumbs up, and kept on going. For all I know, that could have been the runner’s secret club sign for ‘run faster, fatty,’ but it made me feel amazing. Here was someone who was actually acknowledging what I was trying to do and wasn’t judging me. He was actually encouraging me. It was awesome. Too bad I couldn’t get a picture. I’ m creepy, but I’m not that creepy.
Although I’m really proud of my non-scale victories this week, I’m also hoping for a victory on the scale tomorrow. We’ll both have to wait and see! Happy almost-Friday!