Today was pretty great. My mom stayed over last night and today I talked her into decorating our place for Christmas. The kids were very excited! We haven't got a tree yet or put the lights up outside, but the rest looks pretty cute...and I didn't do any of it. My mom has the magic touch with decorating, I do not.
I was dreading today's workout. Really, really dreading it. Even though I was grouchy and didn't want to go work out at all, I got myself ready and went to the same track I did on Thanksgiving and got started. I thought I would try alternating between 3 minutes jogging and a minute and a half walking. I did okay, so I decided to walk for only a minute between jogs. After doing this for 15 minutes, I decided to try to run for longer. I wasn't sure how much longer, but I made it to 5 minutes...then 10, 15, 30, 45 and finally started my cool down after I had jogged for 60 minutes. It was unreal. I found a good pace and then the Maroon 5 song, "Moves Like Jagger" came on and I just found my groove. I don't even like that song, but something about running to music made me think of Rocky and I just loved it! I didn't want to stop, so I didn't and before I knew it, I had burned through 1053 calories. I think that might make up for the extra calories I ate on Thanksgiving.
I can't believe that less than 2 weeks ago, I could barely run for 2 and half minutes. And when I did, I thought I was going to collapse. It's amazing to me that I would make this much progress in 2 weeks! I know I've been working really hard, but there have been moments that I wasn't completely convinced I could do this. I'm still a little unsure about how far I will come in the next 10 weeks, but I'm getting a lot less nervous about it and way more excited!