Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Ok, I'm getting my fitness ducks in a row. I'm running consistently now when I'm supposed to be. I guess actually DECIDING that YES I AM going to run the PHM in October was what it took (and Holly's reaching out sure helped as well) to get me committed to the plan.
This is the start of changing up my routine to work around our training classes with Maggie. I ran last evening, and while mile 1.5 to mile 2.5 was killing my shins for some reason, I worked through it, slowed down, and loosened up those muscles and was able to finish the whole 4 mi run in a respectable manner and pace.
Now, to rein in the eating component. My face has been informing me lately, via breakouts, that I'm eating too much nut butter. Making our own nut butter at home is great! However, it does NOT mean I can eat it by the craptonne (new metric measure). It means I can only eat it in moderation, and pigging down half a bowl with half a box of Wheat Thins (low fat, mind you) is not a healthy way to deal with an urge to snack.
Yesterday, I went over my calorie range by about 60 cal. That, my dears, if a far sight better than the 600 cals over previously! I'll take it as a sign of positive progress. If all goes well, I'll be down within the middle of my range today, and I won't feel deprived or starved or compelled to clean out one side of the cabinet of snacks because I'm "hungry".
I'm up to 240.2 again. I'm not happy about it, but I'm working on it. I've decided I can use the scale again as one tool among many to help with my progress. I kind of kicked it to the curb a while back and ignored it completely, which.. Hello?! I believe contributed to the broadening of Eunice and her new friends, Bertha and Betty. Sigh. They've taken up residence below my belly button now and are in the form of a spare tire. Time to evict all of them, post haste!
Training runs -
Eating healthier, within range -
At least 8 cups of water a day -
Feeding my soul with puppy love -
Lather, rinse, repeat.