Saturday, March 28, 2009
This morning I started training for my first 5K. The group met at the gym and ran two half-mile segments. The loop we ran was up a huge hill. It ended up that we ran up the hill 4 times. BUT, I didn't stop running/jogging. I did it! I was so excited. That was my first time running outside. For such a long time I have only been challenging myself mentally (taking classes) and artistically (playing in a musical) but I have never challenged myself physically. This 5K training is something totally new for me. This whole healthy lifestyle thing is making me realize that although it's important to be mentally fit, it's also important to be physically fit. Neither one is more important than the other. Since I am getting fit both ways, I notice a huge difference in my attitude. My confidence is higher, and I am generally a more positive person. I have to keep this in mind every time I think I want to eat a cake. I am a much happier person when I am fit.
For lunch, my fiance grilled pork spare ribs. MMM. Even though they were really fatty, I only ate one. It did not kill my day, and I wasn't going to let it. My choices in food are SOOOO much better than they used to be. The calories in the rib were worth it. Would the calories in a giant bowl of ice cream have been worth it? Probably not.
I took the cover off the deck furniture, and we sat outside and ate. I LOVE Spring. I'm doing some cleaning today, airing out some rooms. Today is going to be a busy day!
I need to adjust my fitness and nutrition levels today. I stepped up the cardio quite a bit the last two weeks.
I felt a muscle in my calf today.