Saturday, August 20, 2011
"It's in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. Choose now. Choose well." ~ Tony Robbins
Now get out there and walk, run, swim, bike, dance, fight, climb, lift or whatever inspires you. Move. Be the greatest you don't even know you can be yet. Don't let fear stop you. Be incredible.
Monday, August 15, 2011
This is me leaving the gym...
"What a lousy run. Only 18 minutes. Two lousy miles. I hate when T-O-M saps my energy and makes me suck. I suck. Yep, I do. That's all there is to it... how awful. I..."
Blah. Blah. Blah.
WAIT A MINUTE!!!
What? Seriously? Not three weeks ago a fifteen minute run was AWESOME! Yes, okay, so we've moved on from there. We've done a couple 3-milers, we've done as much as 25 minutes at a shot, but really? Three weeks from "AWESOME" to "SUCK"?
Um, NO. We are SO not going there. What was awesome about today's run?
I got to sweat out all the day's angst in just 30 minutes.
I didn't use T-O-M as an excuse to not do anything.
The rain didn't stop me either, even though I was drenched before I got to the door of the gym.
I realized my "new" running capris are getting too big.
Oh, and this....
So yeah, not a terrible workout at all!
Have a lovely night, my friends!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
There is something great about a Saturday morning in late summer. The sun is shining, but it's not too hot yet. I'm awake (side note: something happened when I turned 30 where I am no longer capable of sleeping past 7:30. Very weird) and ready to enjoy the day. It's energizing!
Saturday mornings where the scale says you've lost 1.2 pounds are even better.
Saturday mornings where you break not one but TWO personal records are the best!
I knew I had to do day 3 of week 6 of C25K again because I didn't finish it the other day. That's my rule - no moving on until you can DO it. So that was facing me when I woke up. I don't deal well with disappointment, so I knew today I HAD to do it.
Not only did I do it, but I then went on to finish up the rest of the 5K. New time to beat: 44:13. That's over a minute and a half better than earlier this week! :)
A big part of making it happen this morning was remembering that it is a mental game. (Check out San Diego John's most recent blog. It really gave me inspiration. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
Incidentally, I believe my friends all think I'm off my rocker. None of them understand why I'm doing this. They can see it hurts (but they can see the results, so really?). They don't understand. I don't think I can explain it, either.
Anyway, since I've had such a great morning, I'm going to push that through to an awesome day! I have a small list of things to do to finish up school, and I'd like to have them all done before my friend arrives a week from Monday for a week of fun vacation time. I've got housecleaning to do. I'm just going to keep moving until it's done!
Oh, and I might throw some ST in there this afternoon for good measure. ;)
Have a wonderful day, my dear Spark Friends!!!
Friday, August 12, 2011
So remember I said I was going to reach that 20 pound lost mark by August 20th?
Well, I now have 8 days to lose 3.8 pounds.
Yep, I haven't lost ANYTHING since I said that. And I've been whining to myself that I'm exercising and eating within my calorie range, so it's not faaaaiiiiiiir.
Seriously? I hate that word!
So here's where I come clean to myself and others...
I might be eating within range, but I've had:
sweet and sour chicken and crab rangoon from the Chinese restaurant
bbq chicken tenders from the 99
homemade chocolate chip cookies
sushi as I was running errands
Good God in Heaven! You know, I don't care HOW in my range of calories I was (and I was thanks to some light breakfasts, etc.), that is not QUALITY food and it is not helping fuel my body! It's only filling cravings. No wonder last night's run sucked!
I know why, too. I've been angry for most of the week. Usually I say I'm not an emotional eater, and usually it's true. If I'm sad, I don't eat. If I'm happy I'm usually too busy to eat. But when I'm angry all that goes out the window. I have been so pissed off at things going on at work, and working SO many hours with my boss to try and fix this, that I have been making careless choices.
So this morning I decided that today, I can eat whenever I'm hungry, even if that means eating all day. BUT, it MUST be quality food. None of this breaded or sweet crap! My gut is giving me grief because of all the awfulness (what? My corn intolerance? Yeah, well... that's the nifty thing about intolerances. They aren't so severe that you CAN'T have them... you just pay later. Ugh. NOT fun.) So I stopped at Whole Foods on the way in to work and got fruit and veggies (and some eggs for breakfast) and an all natural granola bar for some protein before my workout, and I AM going to have a good day of it!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
What is it about a phenomenal run that forces the next run to suck?
Ugh. Seriously. Worst run ever tonight. I barely eeked out 1.75 miles in a half hour. My legs screamed at me the whole time, and I might as well have been running in downtown L.A. for all the ability I had to breathe. I don't know if it was allergens in the air getting to me or what, because I normally have NO issue with my breathing but tonight it was stitches galore.
I wanted to cry. I wanted to scream. Because all day, I was looking forward to tonight being fabulous. To getting out there, turning up the tunes, and just flying.
It. Didn't. Happen.
My attitude regarding weight loss and fitness seems to go in cycles. For weeks I'll be "up"... working towards goals, feeling great, losing, etc. Then I'll have a few "down" days. Interestingly, they don't coincide with my "rest of life" down days. Those are the days my workouts are amazing and my dedication is solid. *shrugs*
I need this week to end. I need work to stop being there for a few days, I need to catch up on school work, I need to prep for my friend Emi coming to visit for a week in 2 (gasp!) weeks, and I NEED to get back into the groove.
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