Two days ago, it was 70 degrees. Today it was 33 degrees. That’s Michigan in a nutshell.
It comes with the territory, but that doesn’t make the first few days any easier. Our winter coats were actually all ready to go, but when it came time to get ready for church…my typical clothing choices were not in line with the thermometer. The hunt was on.
I really wanted to wear dress slacks, but nothing I had in my closet would fit. I’ve hated the clothing size I am in so much that I refused to get any church pants that fit me.
I started tossing all of my slacks on the bed, but for some reason I thought I would try them–a size smaller than I have worn in 5 years, but heck, what have I got to lose?
And guess what, those suckers FIT.
Then Patrice had to join me.
I haven’t lost weight in months, but apparently the exercise I have been doing is paying off regardless. So, after church today, I headed out for a run.
I actually had two shirts on and a headband over my ears. Running in the cold is more mental than anything. It is cold for about the first 3/4 of a mile and then it is no biggy. There were some gusts of wind that reminded me this wasn’t an easy fall run, but overall, 33 degrees is actually nice for running.
I ran about 3.25 miles but I just couldn’t stop there. I walked around the church while the girls were in Bible Club. That got me to 21,000 steps and just over 9 miles. And I still couldn’t stop. Once we got home I hit the treadmill to get to 10 miles and 25,000 steps for the day.
It has been a great exercise day. My legs are tired right now, but I can’t wait to see how much I can do tomorrow.
Nothing like a smaller size to motivate somebody to get back at it!!
Survive til you Thrive!