Inches lost and other ramblings

I woke up super early with every intention to start week 2 of couch to 5k, until I stood up and felt my ankle. Everyone keeps telling me to listen to my body! Well my body tells me that it needs a giant Vanilla Cream dr.pepper and a Pizza so I’ve been trying to completely ignore my body.

Instead of running I did some kind of awkward yoga on one leg, I guess I just watched the video and did the arms.

I’ve been praying a lot about my healthiness journey and what to and not to blog about. I feel like this is a roller coaster just like my life. I don’t want to be lost 6 lbs, gained 9 lbs, lost some inches, gained some inches but that’s what it is. Its going to be a roller-coaster. I’m going to cheat. In fact I had a yoo-hoo this morning. Its 99% caffeine free and I feel incredibly guilty. The other night I also had a whole chicken fried steak plus taters, corn, and an appetizer. Granted I went home and burned off enough calories to stay under my daily limit but still. I carry around too much guilt for this junk. Besides that I’ve eaten at home and way under my calorie count all week. My aunt and I have had a gallon of Ice cream in our freezer for a few weeks now! GO US!
I feel like if I’m going to do this I might as well share everything.(maybe one day I’ll  put before and after pics) God is really showing me so much on this journey. I know some of you don’t care or are tired of hearing about it but its about all that’s going on right now. Work, Church (which I’ve found one I LOVE), and my quest for health.

so with that being said, last week after getting on the scale and seeing that I had gained 9 lbs I FREAKED and was so discouraged. The next day I went and got a tap measure and decided measurements were the only way to go.  So This week I dont know if I’ve lost or gained but….

I,
SARAH VICTORIA CARPENTER,
HAVE LOST 6.5 INCHES TOTAL
THIS WEEK!

-3 inches from my bust
-2.5 from my waist
-1 from my thigh

I didn’t meausre my neck or arms… now I kinda wish I did!

In other not so exciting news, my emotions have been running in a world of their own this week. One min I’m fine and the next crying. Today I’ve cried over 1% caffeine intake, my ankle, not having any mail, not being able to find a strange beeping in my car, along with  other things.I think its the weather! (dark and stormy)

After writing this I feel somewhat better. I think admitting to everyone that my efforts weren’t for nothing this week may have helped. I’m praying  that by helping my physical self my mental health will improve also. Im enjoying going for a walk/run/jog when I get upset or overwhelmed! which is often lately, so No, I’m not a workout beast, just an emotional one!

I guess that’s all for now, they are playing a saxophone very of “easy like Sunday morning” up front and it has me completely relaxed. 🙂

One thought on “Inches lost and other ramblings

  1. My body tells me those same things, like I need a rootbeer float and I really need to watch tv all the time…. it is getting out of those habits that are the hardest… everything improves with time and we are doing it one step every day. 🙂

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