I can't BELIEVE IT!! I DID IT!!!! I ran the 20 minutes!! It was hard but I feel pretty darned good now! I never could have done it if I didn't download a podcast from podrunner!! My friend told me about that site - it's totally free. I did some online research to figure out how many beats per minute a 4.5 on the treadmill is - I figured it was around 155bpm, so I chose a podcast at that pace. It was PERFECT!! My feet hit the treadmill on every downbeat! Even my breathing fell into rhythm! How COOL is that? I am SO using that tool from now on! There were times when I didn't think I was going to finish - I kept thinking that I wanted to quit. I managed to keep telling myself just a few more minutes, you're half way there, you're almost there, just one more minute - etc. There were a few times when I realized I had gotten lost in the music and I had gone almost five minutes!! I'm so going to use podrunner in a race!
Today I had a dentist appointment. OH MAN do my teeth and jaw hurt! I feel like they used a jackhammer on my gums! I am happy to report that my teeth and gums are in great shape! I had a lot of plaque under my gum line - that is why I am so sore now. Apparently I have been flossing wrong my entire life! I had no idea! Well, I am NOT going to be flossing tonight - I am really in pain! I don't even want to brush my teeth tonight - it's that bad! Oh - this is awesome - at the dentist they checked my blood pressure and it was AWESOME! 124/56!!!!!
Hopefully tomorrow I will feel better! I'm excited to take Susie to have her pictures taken! I hope we get a good shot! She is going to look like a total doll baby!
Tomorrow is weigh in day - I hope I lost something this week. I'm hovering right over 259 - officially breaking into the 250's at Weight Watchers feels like a really big deal for me. I have not been able to get below 255 in FOREVER! I am going to have a party when I hit 254!
Thanks for reading! Have a great night! -Monica