Can She Train Like It’s 2010 During Her Six Month Fitness Challenge?
Last summer was magical in many ways. I was eating well, losing weight and trikking my farthest distances, distances I have yet to beat this year. I was doing everything right and I could do no wrong.
I was in training for our first-ever group ride in Long Beach, CA, the Labor Day Ride, which was 10 miles round trip. Previously, I had been excited just to reach five-miles, so I was twice as excited to reach the 10- mile goal. Excited and challenged.
Every week of the summer of 2010, I pushed myself farther, and every week, I made my goal. This was the first time I had set goals for myself and accomplished them every seven days. Plus, the scale was going down on a weekly basis. I was encouraged at every point.
I recently went back to previous posts on my blog, JT’s Full of Herself, to read about how the pounds were dripping off and I could do no wrong. What an invaluable tool that blog is right now. Because the truth is I had ups and downs.
Some weeks, the weight would melt away, while other weeks, I sat impatiently on a plateau. Re-reading my blog reminded me that a little over a year ago, I was 20 pounds heavier and I don’t give myself credit for maintaining that weight loss.
My hope is to generate some of that old magic this summer, because every pound lost is magical. Last year I was in that perfect place, where all my dreams were coming true. There is no reason why this year should be different.
I am not perfect and my dieting is not perfect. What I’ve learned from my previous blog posts is to keep soldiering on, moving forward. Sometimes I’ll travel down this road quickly, sometimes there will be traffic. And no matter how many times I get lost, I will arrive at my destination. I really feel confident in that. This time.