Friday, August 24, 2012
The rules, that is. I am not an all or nothing person: I never feel like I've blown it, so I might as well keep eating badly. But I'm a recovering perfectionist in certain areas of my life; altho in other areas I am far from perfect & it doesn't seem to bother me!
For the longest time I had a morning yoga practice -- most days just 10 minutes. And I'd beat myself up if I got up too late & didn't get it in. These days sometimes I do my morning yoga; sometimes I don't. Usually I feel better when I get it in; but if not, it's ok.
Maybe I've become more lenient about it because I do a lot of yoga & figure if I don't do it in the morning, I'll get it in later in tbe day.
Only yesterday I was going to do a 20 minute legs yoga routine . . . I got my run in, & if you read my blog yesterday you know how THAT went . . . the yoga didn't happen. Maybe I'll do it today; maybe not. I've been doing some pretty heavy upper body ST lately, so I try to do that 3 x week & lower body (which is the yoga this week) 2 x week.
I plan my meals out he day before, but sometimes I'm craving something different. Since I already have a plan, it's relatively easy to plug in what I'm craving & make any necessary adjustments. Which is exactly what I did this morning.
You have never "blown" it. You have simply made a choice. That's what life is all about -- choices; some will be good, some will be bad, but hopefully the majority will be good. And hopefully you'll learn that sometimes it's more than ok to bend the rules - it's downright necessary.
Do you go with the flow or are you a perfectionist?
Thursday, August 23, 2012
That's what I did. I did my tempo run even tho I really didn't want to move at all. Maybe it's the fact that summer has returned. The run was on tbe treadmill because it's 86 outside & we're going out tonight & I had my meeting this morning so I couldn't do a morning run.
Maybe it's because TOM finally started & I'm tired & now TOM is right on track to hit during my HM next month. Can't worry about that much since I can't control it.
The bottom line is I had no desire to run. Even tho I was inside with AC it still felt hard & I did not feel the least bit energized afterwards; quite the opposite.
Some days will just be like that; some will be even worse. They say sweat (or is that pain?) is fat leaving the body - boy, I ought to be a whole lot thinner right now!
They say heroes are normal people who are afraid but do it anyway. I guess healthy people are people who do it anyway, even if they don't want to.
Does that make me a healthy person???
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
That's sort of how I feel about this week. For different reasons.
Last week I got a horrible attack of the hungries for a few days. I thought it was because TOM would be starting, but I'm still waiting on that. Maybe this is the month I finally skip a month - but I've been this late before too.
This week there were no hungries, if you don't count the extra half serving of PB filled pretzels I tacked on to last night's snack after speed work at the track, which I dutifully tracked (tracked? Get it?). Which will put me just slightly over my points for the week (but of course I have oodles of activity points I haven't yet touched). Unless I play around with today's food.
Which I am disinclined to do . . . how do I feel I've done? Dunno. I feel a little thinner, maybe, but lately I haven't really been able to tell.
Last night was like Friday Night Lights: the HS football team was practicing on the inside of the track and there were at least 50 people watching them & cheering them on. I feel like I time warped back to Austin.
I got my answer on the Nuun, too - I have a runner's world daily calendar I picked up very cheaply at the beginning of the yr - guess what tip it had for me? If you use both, use the Nuun one hr, the GU the next. Which is sort of what I did. Need to do a bit more research on that one for myself as well.
Do you know how you've done without stepping on a scale?
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I found this cool hot cereal from Earnest Eats, who make my fav oatmeal bars (just don't get the chocolate ones!): Mayan Superfood. It has quinoa, puffed amaranth, oats (I think), pumpkin seeds, other seeds, & cocoa. Of course I topped it with some chocolate chips, too. It's not very chocolaty on its own; next time I'd add more sea salt to it. I don't usually add sweetener to my oats; I like them salty. Lots of fiber & protein!
We could not get a sample from Lola yesterday. I tried, the vet tried; she simply stopped peeing anytime you got near her & he didn't think it seemed bad enough to use a needle or put her on antibiotics. He said if she got something surgary from DH's backpack it could cause this reaction & since it all started that night, it seems like a likely explanation.
He gave me some cranberry chews as a precaution. She made it thru last night ok again & while she pee'd immediately this morning (normally there's at least 10 minutes of sniffing & circling first), she wasn't desperate to get out there like she was yesterday. Crossing fingers that she goes back to normal soon.
My knee is complaining a bit after yesterday's run - was fine the last few days - and it finally dawned on me that maybe it's my sneakers. I got a new pair about a month ago, but I rotate between 2 pairs & the other pair, which I wore for yesterday's run, is older. I hope that's the cause, anyway. My last couple of long runs have felt pretty strong, even without my running partner.
I must say I like having my nails done again. I like the convenience of the nail strips. I went looking at amazon for the ones I've been using & they're cheaper there, but other people had trouble getting them off like I did. They mentioned incoco.com . There's free shipping if you order $50 & I've been drooling over them . . .
. . . as well as the swimsuits at splish.com which I just read about on a blog . . .
Boy it just sure doesn't feel like the middle of August here but I'm enjoying the cooler mornings!
Monday, August 20, 2012
That just popped into my head as I looked at myself in the mirror after stepping out of the shower this morning.
In some ways I look better now than when I graduated HS. I am definitely slimmer & much more toned, I eat a thousand times better . . . but of course time does take its toll, too.
I probably looked better at 30, after achieving lifetime with WW. there was a brief moment in my life when I was truly slender; but I still really struggled with food.
I know I am slimmer than the first time we went to HI, roughly 7 years ago. More toned, too. Course the greys were covered because I still colored my hair & it wasn't the Brillo pad it is today.
Can I look better in 10 years? There are some things the march of time will claim, but I think I can. It's certainly a good goal to work towards! Maybe by then I'll have HMs in 15-20 states, roughly 2 a year.
What long term goals can you dream up?
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