Good Morning all!
Well this morning started out great! I woke up at 7:30, after a good 8 hours of sleep, drank 8 oz of coconut water, then went for a 5 mile run- with speed intervals! Now, I have been running for a year and a half and have competed in 2 half marathons. I was going to do a full marathon in September, but about two months ago I got a foot injury, and then I started detoxing which left me with little energy to run, so I have been out of commission since then. My running has definitely suffered a lot: last year I ran my half at an average pace of 10:22 min/mile, and this morning I was struggling to keep a 13 min/mile. But I think this is just because I literally have not ran AT ALL in two months. Hopefully in a week or two I'll be back down to atleast 11:30 min/miles.
So here's the exciting part of my morning, but it involves a bit of a story. Last winter, I was very depressed and self conscious. I was going through the worst break up of my life, and I weighed around 160 lbs. I decided to take drastic measures and go on the HCG diet (for those of your who don't know what HCG is, look it up- it's crazy). In about a month I lost 20 lbs and was down to 140, the skinniest I've been as an adult. I was fitting into size 4-6 and I was really happy with that. So I bought a bunch of really cute clothes from Anthropologie, including this one dress that I am absolutely in love with. However, I stopped taking the HCG and about 2 weeks later, I had gained back 10 pounds. By the end of the year I had put back on all of the weight I lost, and my beautiful anthro dress no longer fit me. Even just a few months ago when I was in fairly decent shape (training for a marathon and eating a strictly vegan, cooked diet) the dress still felt like I was wearing a tight corset around my chest. BUT this morning I was really in the mood for wearing a cute, summery dress so I though, "what the heck, I'll just try it on" ... and it zipped right up, with room to spare! This made me so happy, because the past week I was starting to get down on myself for not losing any weight while eating raw. But apparently I am!
Here's me in my dress! Sorry about the wet hair, just stepped out of the shower. :)