Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Sneaker Saga

Around the beginning of April, I was about 3 pounds away from hitting 40 pounds lost.  I decided that my reward for hitting this milestone would be a new pair of sneakers.  I'd been wearing the same sneakers for over a year, and they were worn out!

Can you see the hole by the toes where there is just mesh and no layer underneath?  These suckers were sad.

So, I announced this goal to one of the trainers at my gym.  I promised myself that I wouldn't buy new sneakers until the scale said the magic number.

And then I hit a plateau.

For the next 8 weeks, I laced up those worn out old sneakers at least 3 times a week.  I walked into the gym every Thursday and Kris, the trainer, looked at my feet and I'd tell her "I lost 2 tenths" or "I gained a pound".  But I was still wearing the same darn sneakers.

This plateau wasn't that frustrating, because I knew what was causing it.  ME!  I was still working out consistently, but I wasn't working out as hard.  I was still making smarter food choices, but I wasn't doing it all the time.

Finally, last week I hit the big 4-0.  Once school ended, my mindset got right back into "kick some @$$" mode.  And yesterday, I bought my new shoes.

What's my next goal?  50.  And the reward?  It's not nearly as fun as new shoes, but I am in serious need of some new sports bras.  Exciting, huh?



  1. I think you should train for a half marathon with those new kicks! Just sayin...I'd run it with you!
    ~aimee :))