Monday, March 05, 2012
Yesterday I was in such a foul mood. No need to wonder why -- I haven't been doing my cardio. To be fair, I did have a cold again, and was home with a sick kid, but still. There's no excuse. Back at it this week.
I'm also SO sick of having calorie counts in my brain. I haven't been good about tracking since I've been "off" the SP site for Lent, but I still basically KNOW the number of calories in something, and I wish I didn't. I hate that when I eat something, I'm thinking, "this is a 'calorie-expensive' food." I'm just sick of it, and considering abadoning the practice altogether, and just going with my gut (so to speak), getting plenty of veg/fruits and lean protein... but ...I'm a little bit addicted to tracking, too.
Some of my coworkers are doing the HCG injections and an Atkins-like 'diet' (lots of pistachios throughout the day, and get this, a Zaxby's "Zalad" with extra buffaloed chicken. Very nutritious, LOL.) I have, until now, kept my mouth shut, but of course I've looked it up and it doesn't sound like a very smart way to lose weight. How do I say something without sounding like a know-it-all? I feel like even sending a link to a good article about it will seem like I'm meddling, even if I say, "I'm concerned about this diet you're on..."
Of course I'm not the best model for losing weight, since I can't seem to at all. But still.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
I ran on Tuesday at the new gym -- loved it, no one talked to me or bothered me, and that is my kind of gym -- and then Friday at the office gym. I think I prefer the new gym, actually, BUT for time reasons I can really only work out for 20 minutes there (need the other time for driving/changing clothes).
No knee pain at all with the new shoes. Hooray!
I decided that for Lent, I need to stay off the SP site during the workday. I can get sucked in and "play," leaving comments, reading blogs, "huddling," for an hour or more when I'm not paying attention. It's harder to login at home, but I'll try.
It's so windy out! Glad I have the gym membership so if I want to run, it does NOT have to be outside! I think I'm the only one who feels that way (prefers treadmill over outside).
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Still hurts. Last night I had to get up out of bed to take an ibuprofen because it was keeping me awake. Rats.
This Saturday, I plan to go to the local running store and get fitted for better running shoes. I am really hopeful this will solve it. I can't go until Saturday because this is the busiest week we've had in a while -- Valentine's Day, my daughter's birthday, my parents arriving for her bday party (this Sunday)... there has been so much to do.
Also, I caught a cold. AGAIN. Third one since November. I've re-committed to taking my daily multivitamin and Vit C -- maybe even some extra Vit D. I have got to stop getting sick.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I was nervous before that run (W5D3) on Thursday! Like, butterflies in my stomach nervous. It WAS the 5K for me. Or, felt like it.
But I gritted my teeth and did it. Thanks to whoever said it's a mental boost -- that helped me want to. I turned on the music and just kept on thinking -- mostly about people I care about -- and kept on running. Around minute 12, I got excited because it was already longer than I'd ever run before. And in minute 16 or 17 I thought, "I really am going to succeed at this!" I laughed out loud. :) I love the C25K! However...
Yesterday, completely out of the blue, my right knee started hurting, making me limp slightly. I have no idea how or why - no "event" happened, it just all of a sudden began a dull ache. There's no swelling, although I did ice and elevate it last night. It feels about the same this morning. I don't want to run on it so I'm on a brief break. Maybe tomorrow I'll be ready to do a walk. I hope so. Don't want to waste the Week 5 momentum!! I'll probably do week 5 day 2 again (the 8 minute intervals) before moving to Week 6.
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