I'll write more about the weekend tomorrow, but for Motivational Monday, I will say that I am very proud of myself for keeping control of my eating this weekend. There was an insane amount of temptation, and I handled it well. :) More about that tomorrow....
Judging from today's Motivational Monday Facebook post, it looks like you all had a great week!
Ashlee ran her longest run ever--15 miles--AND it was her best pace ever! With a 9:55/mi average pace, she's totally ready to rock her next half-marathon.
Nicole and her husband, Ben, ran their first 10K together on Saturday! They crushed their goals, and are looking forward to running the American Odyssey Relay next month (a relay that goes from Gettysburg to Washington D.C.).
Staci ran her first 5K, the Color Me Rad. She was hoping to run the entire distance, and she did it! She's also lost nearly 10 pounds over the past month.
Katelyn ran her farthest distance yet--9 miles!--despite it being windy and hilly. She wrote about the run on her blog, The Hungry Twenties. She even rewarded herself with something she had a craving for--a Cadbury Creme Egg! (I was very impressed when I read her post about the egg... she took it to the register, and the cashier told her they were buy one, get one free. I would have gotten two, and eaten two, but she gave the free one to the cashier to eat!)
I had to laugh when I saw my sister's contribution to Motivational Monday, which definitely wins for most creative accomplishment... she said that she can now contract her glute muscle and actually see her butt cheek lift up. That's impressive! ;) (Naturally, when I read that, I did what many of you will probably do--I pulled my pants down in front of the mirror and contracted my glutes, of course! And let the record show that I can, in fact, make my butt cheeks dance.)
To read some more accomplishments for this week, you can check out the Facebook post. Here is a snippet of that...
Finally, I wanted to share this--I saw it on Facebook today, which was perfect for Motivational Monday. When I was losing weight, and it got really hard to stay on track, I kept reminding myself that if it was easy, everybody would do it. I knew that when I did it, and reached goal, I could be damn proud of myself for doing something so hard that not many people could do!
One last thing... I meant to post this yesterday, after Ellen's post about maintenance, and I completely forgot. SparkPeople has a team called "At Goal and Maintaining & Transition to Maintenance", which is perfect for anyone seeking help in maintenance. One of the leaders has compiled a TON of resources for people wanting more info about maintenance. I was seriously overwhelmed when I saw the list--it's amazing! I'm slowly making my way through it.
Anyway, here is a link for the list--feel free to share the link with anyone you wish. It's not an ad, nor does it benefit the Spark Team in any way--they just wanted to help get all the info out there so people reaching maintenance have some support! (There are also a few links on binge eating and food addiction).
Great job this week, everyone! You continue to inspire me every day!