This is officially my last day on Nutrisystem. I’ve been putting off writing this post because goodbyes are always hard, especially if you’ve really enjoyed it. I’ve been putting off writing this post because I’m scared of the unknown hope that I take what I’ve learned from the program and run with it. I’ve also been putting off writing this post because, if you couldn’t already tell, I’m sorta in a weight loss/running funk right now and I don’t want to leave on a bad note.
Ya’ll already know that I signed up for my very first half marathon
and I’m completely insane for it, well I haven’t had a good run in 2 weeks. Usually when I run, I feel the endorphins kicking in and it totally clears my mind. That hasn’t been the case for 2 weeks. I dread running now, like really dread it. When I’m running, I’m thinking about how much longer I have to go and all I want to do is stop. Something that was once therapy and “me time” for me is now work. On top of that, I haven’t been getting enough sleep (my own fault) and I’ve been dealing with shin splits. I’m nervous about not being able to finish the half. I’m nervous that I might have jumped the gun a bit and I should have started with a more realistic goal. Basically, I have the runners low (google it, it totally exists).
After taking a much needed break off last week from buff mama monday and running, perspective hit me. A year ago, I couldn’t run for a minute straight to save my life. I was 20lbs heavier. Look at how much I’ve accomplished in a year! I once thought that running a 5k was a far fetched, unattainable goal…but I did it. Not only did I do it, but I’m now doing it basically every other day! That is a huge accomplishment people! I say that not to toot my own horn, but because I’m genuinely proud and amazed of the hard work I’ve put in. I honestly didn’t think I could do it.
THIS is what I’ve learned from Nutrisystem. To get back up on the
horse treadmill and keep going. That you are going to have good weeks and bad weeks, and that your bad weeks will make you stronger. That this is a journey, a painfully slow journey, and not a race. That you don’t have to starve yourself to lose weight, but that you can and should be healthy about it.
Even though I’m in this strange running funk right now, I’m going to keep going. Keep pushing myself in this journey. We’ll see what happens, I might just surprise myself. Thank you Nutrisystem, from the bottom of my heart, for jump starting my weight loss journey and teaching me so much more in the process.
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