Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I feel that it is important for me to 'out' myself and my bad choices of today. I had been craving something sweet (more like a baked good) and had nothing on hand. Well wouldn't you know...the kind ice cream people handling our summer socials (which I won't be partaking of again!) dropped off ice cream. So I sampled...a carrot cake one and an apple pie one. WOW. Oh, and then they sent out an email to say there was cake to celebrate a birthday. Yep. Ate a small piece. That just set my sweet tooth on fire. Wow. Ugh. That was enough extra calories on my day to screw me. I did it. No one made me/coerced me. I made the choice to allow myself the treat. I can only be frustrated with myself. It is not like I've been making bad choices for days....just don't need to think it's acceptible more than once in a blue moon. Sigh....
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I was asked recently what obstacles I have that prevent me from reaching my goal. I answered with conviction 'obstacles are just excuses'. To a point, I think they can be. Whatever we can say stands in the way of eating right, or fitting in fitness, or taking that water sipper to the spigot for a refill...could be a perceived obstacle. But honestly...you can do this. I can do this. I'm doing this now. I have had different points of motivation along the way...whether the scale is dropping, my clothes are baggy, I have more energy, someone gives me a compliment, I finish a workout. The list goes on. Take inventory of all those things and you have one very full life!
I think the only obstacle that I could come up against at this point is injury. I love to run (and nothing else, to be honest). If I could not run...then I'd have to settle for a different type of exercise. It would take some serious attitude adjustment to deal with that.
The one way I have to rewire my way of thinking is in keeping the weight off. How will I accomplish this? Exercise must remain a part of my life. No excuses. And I have to journal my food. I think this was one lightbulb that went off during this journey. Accepting that some things must always be if I am going to really make permanent change in my life. As long as I am an active participant, there are no obstacles except for the ones I create for myself.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I felt like a brick during my run today. I did have long pants on, a ball cap, and a hoodie b/c it was misty out and cooler. A far cry from the warm weekend! I felt a tightening in my throat and it was annoying! But I kept on keepin' on. I did not set a specific distance on my Nike chip. Just basic and shuffle songs. So the person didn't talk to me and I kept to my run/walk intervals. So here are the details of my shorter run:
Temp: 57 degrees
774 calories burned
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