Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Shoes and Rest Days

Today is my "rest day". I do some form of exercise 6 days a week and Thursday is my day to not exercise. You many not think that a "rest day" is a big deal, but for me it is a HUGE day. Exercise has become such a part of my life that "rest days" are actually a challenge for me. I find myself wanting to *sneak* in a workout. I've worked hard to balance my exercise so that it does not become my obsession to replace food. Balance is important! At my gym there are some people that actually take multiple classes a day 6 or 7 days a week. I've limited myself to one class or one run per day. Exercise is important, but I can't let it control my life.

Just because it's my rest day doesn't mean I can't go shopping for new running shoes. :) I have big feet- size 11. I use to be an 11 wide, but am just an 11 these days. It's really difficult to find shoes that fit. I am happy to report that my local Famous Footwear has started carrying size 11's in Asics. They were even on sale today. I ended up getting a pair of Asics Gel-enhanced Ultra Lightning Tangerine shoes. Yep, you read that right- Tangerine. Some might call them orange. They are super cute!

Back to the store- The cashier asked to check my ID (Yep, the one from 170 pounds ago) and she commented that I had lost a lot of weight. I just smiled and thanked her. Here's the part that made my night:

Cashier: "I've lost some weight too"
Me: "Congratulations. How much have you lost?"
Cashier: "Like 10 sizes, but I don't look skinny, LIKE YOU!"
Me (blushing): "Thanks"

We had a good talk about how I'd lost my weight. I invited her to try out my gym and was on my way. I love that I can share with others what I've done to lose my weight and more importantly (in my opinion) share with them what they can do to help themselves.

Don't worry if you see a bright orange blur passing you on the road in the morning. It's just me in my new Asics.


  1. lol! would love to see the orange blur! So glad you can share your experiences with others. Enjoy your rest days, silly!

  2. Asics are my favorite shoe too :) I'm also a size 11, use to be a 12 before I lose weight. I have always bought my running shoes (and the family) from because they always have a sales section where you can get cheap good shoes.


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On June 19, 2009 I started my weight loss journey. It has become quite the journey! As of today (2-1-11) I have lost 162 pounds and have gained a whole new life. This blog is a continuation of my journey. I hope to inspire and encourage others through my process.