January 31. Just like that. Here are some key stats:
- Weight lost: 0 pounds
- Miles run: 54.2
- Races run: 1
- Days practiced: I don’t know, but I played well in a recital, so enough for now
This begs the question – how well am I resisting?
I. The temptation to overeat
I am breaking even. I will confess that I regret weighing myself a few days ago and seeing that, in that I was a bit less motivated to run. Naturally, everything is fitting the same way, but you know, sometimes you just hope to step on the scale and see a miracle. 🙂
II. Nonlinear progress
Although the scale is not budging, I can’t be mad because I’ve been eating whatever and it has been delicious. That being said, I am seeing my resting heart rate come down and I am getting better sleep, so the running is not a waste. I’ve got do to better in February, though, because I’ve got a 10 miler with The Mentor coming up and I already have no hope of keeping up so I’d rather not have negative hope and extra weight.
III. Comparing Myself to Others
I’m especially impressed with myself because I went to a recital and heard some really talented teachers, but I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do. Playing the piano can be fun and I think I have a specific calling, so for today, I’m secure. I know someone else could be doing it, but I don’t see anyone else around doing it for right now, and here I am, living life, so I may as well make the best of it.
IV. Allowing the evil one to steal my joy
This past week, I have been looking for any reason to laugh. At myself, with my colleagues and friends, at anything. I’m just ready for a good time even though nothing is really different. When I am happy, the key is to allow it even though I suspect in a week or two I will feel as though the world is ending.
V. Minimizing my accomplishments
I guess 1 through 4 aren’t too bad.
VI. Not prioritizing my time.
I’m so thankful for the opportunity I had to play this past month and that I am on track to complete my 1019 km in 2019! It has been tricky but I’ve been making it work. However, I know that I have to be feeling positive to feel like it is worth it. I was extremely tempted to skip my running for the week because my weight hadn’t moved, but I reminded myself to not minimize my accomplishments, which helps me to prioritize my time.
- Weight loss: 5-7 pounds
- Miles run: at least 54
- Races run: 2
- Days practiced: whatever I need to be able to play through the first movement of Florence Price’s Piano Sonata.