Thursday, August 16, 2012
Happy not-quite-Friday everyone!
My week is still more than just a little bit hectic, but that's okay, it's making for quick days!
Tomorrow, what I'm truly focused on, is my very first race. It's a one mile run hosted by GNC to encourage people to get out and get active. I don't get any hardware, but I do get a T-Shirt. There was a time in my life that I couldn't run a mile straight - and tomorrow will be my first official proof that I can. I don't care if it takes me 15 minutes, my ass is going to finish!
There wwas a great comment yesterday that said I must have a lot of endurance following my hour battle with the Eliptical (Precor) machine. I think it's all the mental game and when it comes down to it, I'm just a very stubborn person. I don't like to lose and certainly don't like being seen as a quitter. What can I say, peer pressure is a huge influence.
So, here's onto another day of healthy living! I'm trying to decide if I should stick to my C25K training today or if I should do a 'test' mile. I think I'll stick to my training.
Have an AWESOME day, everyone - and remember to be kind to yourselves!
Monday, August 13, 2012
Good morning my lovely sparklers!
This week's blog begins with a heartfelt thanks to all of you who commented on Saturday's blog. I didn't really want to think about why it's taking me so long to get this costume sewn - and really, it's because I'm worried about how well I'm going to pull it off. I just need to remember - something well sewn and well fitted on a larger individual looks a million times better than the opposite on a thinner one!
This morning a great topic for a blog post came to me - an ode to the Fiber One Brownie and PowerAde Zero.
You see, I am a girl with an INSANE sweet tooth. I grew up in a home where the beverage of choice was something carbonated and sweet. (I remember going to sleep as a child with a can of pepsi.) Cakes and pies are things to be devoured - a slice is not 1/16th or even 1/8th of a pie; no, more like 1/6... Cookies. Fruit snacks... Sugary laden anything! Oh, these are the things I grew up with and they still argely populate my parent's home to this day.
Well, I don't allow them into mine.
Needless to say, going cold turkey was a recipe for disaster, so I've found a few things that sate my cravings for things not so wholesome. Well, right now it's two big things: Fiber One products and Zero Calorie Powerade.
Now, the fiber one brownies I never would have tried on my own - it sounded like something that would be a woeful disappointment. Well, the brownie has turned into my evening dessert. It tastes right and has enough substance that I feel like I'm indulging.
The powerade has given me another stop-gap in my quest for sweets. It tasts sugary without an aftertaste and it keeps me from skulking around my kitchen looking for something sweet that isn't there. I find I drink 2 or 3 a week. The Powerade is especially helpful for when I'm at games night and everyone else is drinking their calories down 3 or 4 cans of coke at a time. Like an alcoholic drinking water at the bar, I cling to that plastic bottle with all of my might.
I know what some people are thinking - where's the fruit? I don't find that fruit gets rid of my processed food desserty cravings like the above do.
So, what are everyone else's strategies? Do you have a food that 'feels' like your cheating even though you're not?
Additional happiness to share: The scale this morning said 205! 2-0-5! So excited! That's 25 pounds down since March! I also tried on an old pair of size 16 jeans I'd been holding onto. I was skeptical, they'd been laundered and shoved into a closet for a couple of years. Well, they fit again! I just had an absolutely incredible weekend, there's no getting around it!
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Alright, I know, the title of my blog is a little misleading. I have plenty of motivation to make good choices - eating and exercise wise. What I don't have any motivation to do right now is sew.
I need to make a jacket, armor and leggings for August 30th - and I can hardly even bring myself to start today.
In other news I tried to get my exercise in today while walking my dog. Big mistake. Not only does he constantly stop, he pulls when he isn't stopped.
Oh, Jack, you almost got donated to somebody else today.
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