Tuesday, January 24, 2012
My inclination is to write when I'm feeling whiny. For example, I read the blog post of someone just now who said something like, "I'm glad to see that the top of my tummy is starting to look smaller." And I NEARLY decided to call my blog post "Results OTHER people seem to get, but not me."
Instead, I am going to write down some things I'm looking forward to:
1. I am looking forward to the day I notice my tummy looks smaller.
2. I am looking forward to the day I choose a 5K race and register myself for it -- nerves and all!
3. I am looking forward to the day I can run 20 full minutes without stopping.
4. I am looking forward to my grey pants fitting again with no squeeze.
5. I am looking forward to wearing my swimsuit this summer!
How's that for positive thinking?!
Monday, January 23, 2012
This seems to be the general progression/rotation of my blog posts on SP (maybe you've noticed):
1. I am starting again! Woo! I'm all in! Excited! Planning to work out a lot this week!
2. Guys, I got sick. I haven't been working out or watching my calories.
3. I'm so depressed because I got on the scale.
4. I worked out once and now I feel better!
So last time I posted, I was in Stage #1. I had run 5 minutes! I was so excited.
Shortly after that... you guessed it, I got sick. This time it's a double ear infection. I went to the doctor and was given an antibiotic, which I'm taking faithfully. but so far, it isn't helping. I'm nearly deaf in one ear because of this and it's ANNOYING. Oh, I exaggerate -- I CAN hear things, but it's all muffled. I've felt like I had cotton stuffed in my ears for more than a week.
I didn't run at all last week and I'm giving myself a pass. (Hoping to just skip Stage #3.) But at this point I'm anxious to get on with Stage #4, and #1, and get back to giving my fitness and nutrition the attention it deserves.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I'm still on a bit of a high from Tuesday's run. I KNEW it would improve my mood.
It was my first day of C25K Week 4 and I was a bit intimidated by the TWO five-minute running intervals... But I did them with no problem! Sure, I sweated a little more than usual, but I have learned that You Have to Sweat Sometimes. I couldn't believe that at the END of those five-minute intervals, I was NOT about to die... I could have kept going! (I didn't, but I could have.)
Guys, I have never run 5 minutes straight before. Never. But this training is making me think I CAN learn to be a runner. Or at least, that I can handle more intense exercise than I thought I could.
One other thing, I still can't believe that my knees aren't hurting. Usually that's the first thing I have trouble with. I'm not even wearing new, good running shoes, but I'm not complaining! Actually I'm scared to try new, real running shoes (although I do want some), since the ones I'm wearing seem to be working so well.
Thanks for all the support! Today's a yoga day but tomorrow, I hit the treadmill again.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Man, did I ever have a "case of the Mondays" yesterday. Bleh. I was grouchy and kind-of disheartened about everything. Couldn't get much work done, didn't want to be with anybody... I managed to eat within my calorie range, but just felt pretty cruddy.
However, I read something on Pinterest yesterday. It said, "Your body hears everything you think: Stay Positive." It's so true. My attitude yesterday just made my body feel slow, and tired, and even fatter than usual. So I'm going to work on turning the attitude around. It's always hard on Mondays, I have to give myself a pass for yesterday.... But gratitude, laughter, stopping to be present in the moment, and deep breathing are good ways to keep the mental balance.
Plus, getting some good endorphins this afternoon during a walk/run should help!
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
How were your holidays? I had a great week off before Christmas, my parents came to stay with us, and we enjoyed time together, good food, and the special things that make Christmas wonderful.
I worked out 2 days a week, basically, the last 2 weeks. Not my ideal performance but better than nothing.
However, I got off-track with my calorie range, in a big way. Although it's also a certain week for higher numbers on the scale, I didn't like the 5 additional pounds I saw there this morning. Seriously? That can't be right, can it? I hope not, and I'm disappointed, but I know it is normal for the holidays. So I'm back on SP, along with everyone else and all the newly-resolution-ed (hi new people!), and I hope to make EXCELLENT progress before Feb 21.
Today I'm chugging my water, and for lunch I'm eating a salad with pork tenderloin, whole wheat crackers, my trusty V8 serving (I always know I'm back "on" when I'm drinking V8, LOL). I will be walk/running week3 day 3 (again) of C25K this afternoon!!
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