Tuesday, July 26, 2011
In the spring, with all the cool temps & never-ending rain, I thought I'd been transplanted to the pacific NW.
Last week, with all the heat & humidity, I thought I was back in TX.
The last 2 days, in the afternoons, we've had monsoons - now I feel as tho I were in the carribean!
Oh, and of course there was all that snow this winter . . . maybe the world really is ending next yr! Which would be a shame, because I have my birthday HM to run.
Seriously wacky weather this year, all year long.
Not much going on here today . . . took the dogs for long walks yesterday & today because the mornings have been so nice. Got the grocery shopping done. Picked up a couple of books from the library. Spent too much at Marshalls, as usual - I've had my eye on a pair of sandals for a long time & they finally went on sale, but somehow 4 tops & a dress made it into my cart, too. The good news is really, now I have no reason to go there - I'm pretty good on clothes, not that that ever stops me. At least now I wear what I buy!
My only danger from shopping is wanting to check out borders at some point to see if there's some good cookbooks & borders is in the mall.
About the only thing weight related to share is that the hot yoga studio near me is offering unlimited classes for $100 in august. Always wanted to try it, never have - probably cause this place charges $17/class. I know my buddy CCAROLYN123 loved doing hot yoga recently. Gotta discuss it with DH tonight.
Gotta ge some ST in; hopefully the thunder will stop soon so Lola won't have to remain attached to me.
Monday, July 25, 2011
I give up having to camouflage my body
I give up feeling too tired to move 95% of the time
I give feeling like the only color I can safely wear is black
I give up feeling invisible
I give up feeling I'm not good enough just the way I am
I give up the sugar comas
I give up going thru my closet & finding nothing to wear that's cute & flattering
I give up feeling guilty about my food choices
I give up feeling tired by what I just ate
I give up the idea that I can't run
Whenever we start on a quest for better health, we so often feel like we're giving up the things we love. But what are YOU really giving up?
Most of the above statements are already true for me; a few I'm still working on.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I learned it's a bad idea to plan a "big" dinner on a day when you don't have a lot of points/calories to play with, cause despite a HUGE salad for lunch that put DH's lunch of a hamburger & a hot dog to shame, I am STARVING.
Tonight we're having whole chicken legs & baked potatoes from the crockpot - the chicken legs bought at the farmer's market yesterday where the guy swore up & down in his Irish brogue that they'll be the best I've ever had because of all the good stuff he feeds them. We'll see. And some asparagus.
Everything except the asparagus actually came from the farmer's market.
I've eaten a ton of veggies & fruit today, but not much protein yet - which is probably why I'm so hungry.
DH wasn't feeling great today & it's a rest day for me, so I challenged him to a game of scrabble on my kindle. At least we're both getting some exercise going up & down the stairs to pass the kindle.
He is beating me, ad usual, which is ironic since I spell much better than him & probably have a better vocabulary. He did get better letters, not to mention 2 blank tiles while I got none.
And I noticed, while we were playing, that I have been made a spark people motivator. You would think they'd notify you of something like that, wouldn't you? Apparently not.
Thank you to everyone that nominated me. I think we are all motivators, I truly do!
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Just finished one of my favorite snacks . . . plum tomatoes fresh from the farmer's market dipped in some sea salt. God, I could seriously eat the entire pint in one sitting. Considering I ran 4 1/2 miles in the steam bath we call the great outdoors, I could probably use that extra sodium.
I didn't plan that long a run . . . I had 3- 4 miles in mind . . . something just happens when you get out there. Lance told me I ran my fastest mile (not ever, I'm sure, just fastest the Nike+ sensor has recorded to date) AGAIN.
I'm beginning to wonder if the sensor is broken. I certainly didn't feel I was running faster than usual & everyone (except the walkers) passed me easily as usual. Average pace of 11:48 which is actually not bad - for me - especially in this heat. Supposed to cool down tomorrow, finally.
So anyway as I was driving to the park I was thinking about what I'd brought with me - some honeystinger gels for during my run & a honeystinger waffle for afterwards. And I'd had a honeystinger protein bar before the run.
I don't eat those bars or waffles anytime other than when I'm running - and the waffles are only for after a longer run. They are fuel. Really, really good tasting fuel, but I have to earn them.
And lest you think I'm perfect - which I'm far from - don't forget my little episode where I ate the entire bag of PB2 crackers over a week's time, none of them during a run, & they were meant to be fuel for runs, too. Darn hormones.
So don't beat yourself up if you're not real happy with your food choices. It takes time to reshape your eating habits. I've been working on mine for about 20 yrs & you're never "finished", you're always evolving - hopefully.
Must give a shoutout to my Amphipod runlite fuel belt - I love it! I got the one with 4 8 oz water bottles, but what I love about it is you can take them off - I use one when I walk the dogs; all 4 today.
I got the hard plastic fuel module, which I tried out today & it worked great - no little waffle bits like I get when I put it in the soft pocket.
So go out & keep reinventing yourself!
Friday, July 22, 2011
My reality, for most of my life, was that my legs are something that need to be covered up. Not my best feature.
While it's true that they aren't my best feature, I've found in the right clothes they look pretty good - not the long skirts and the long shorts I've hidden behind for most of my life. I don't think I'd ever worn a pencil skirt til this summer - boy, was I missing out! It's the perfect silhouette for me, emphasizing curves in all the right places.
The knee length - or longer skirts - I used to camouflage my legs really just swallowed up all my curves.
A couple spark buddies who are at their GW - or close - blogged recently about not liking photos of themselves. Thinking they look great in the mirror but being disappointed by the photo. I'm so glad I'm not alone!
And then there's the bra flab (sorry, guys!). I swear that's just driving me insane! And the sitting down muffin top (you know, the one that's not there when you're standing?). Will it ever go away?
But back to reality . . . cause there's so much to like! Even if you're not as close to GW as I am, i'll bet there's something you've hidden for years that needs to be flaunted. Go on, I double dare you!
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