Thursday, February 04, 2010
If you haven't read the book Skinny Botch do it! I learned so much about health, getting into a better mind set, and what to look for in my food good and bad.
I was a vegetarian for several years and let meat creep back into my life but after having read the book, balling my eyes out, and really seeing the ugly truth I won't be going back. I evaluated my weight gain over the past 6 years and have noticed the time I gained weight is when I was eating meat. I feel a huge contributing factor to the weight gain is all the hormones that are in meats and I never really looked at milk as something that would put weight on me.
We're told that milk does the body good, builds strong bones and gives us calcium and that women who "milk their diet" are proven to have a healthier body weight. But after reading this book I understood what milk really does. Just as breast milk makes your baby grow - cows milk is intended for calves to grow into cows so if we're drinking cows milk we'll be the size of a cow! Milk was never put into that perspective for me before.
I'm really shocked about all I learned - where we get our vitamins from, other resources that are available, the affirmations and self confidence, what the FDA and USDA really do. It was a clever book and opened my eyes again. I don't want to give away the whole book but I've gone vegetarian and working on becoming vegan. You can't be a true animal lover and eat them.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
It really bothers me that my "TOM" (time of the month) I eat like crazy! And it isn't just the week I have my period it's the week before maybe even a week and a half before, my hormone spikes are crazy and I eat and never feel satisifed or full. I try to get a handle on it I just need to have more contol, anyone have any suggestions I'll take them?
And the spike in hormones and food/sugar spikes makes me that much more moody, my poor husband. It also clouds my mind, I lack clarity and discipline. Just something that's been weighing on my mind. I thought if I got it out there it might be easier to handle.
I'll keep you posted on my progress:)
Thursday, January 29, 2009
As you may or may not know I've decided to make it a personal goal to run a half marathon in the spring of 2010. I'm just starting out running a mile but I think I'm getting the hang of it, my lungs don't feel like their going to explode and my heart isn't beating out of my chest, and I've been working on finding my pace and relaxing my arms to my shoulders don't get so cramped up. I haven't really researched the proper way to long distance run yet but I will do that.
I'm really proud of myself, yesterday I ran a mile consistently than walked half a mile and ran another half mile without stopping!!!! I did a total of 4 miles yesterday and did some resistance training with bands and a ball, I'm not looking to bulk up at all I want to look smooth and streamline:)
Today I didn't have time to do 4 miles so I did 2 not bad, I ran a mile in 13:06 seconds that's 54 seconds less than my original time. Slow and steady will win the race here:) My goal is to slowly shave time and increase my distance, I'm not looking to run a mile in 7 minutes or anything just find a nice pace and push myself for distance.
Someone commented on my previous blog and gave me the idea to think in .25 mile increments when running distance, I've done that and it's really been helping me to push just a little further and a little further, I'm really excited and I just know this has been great for my overall energy, health, and positive attitude.
I tell you what getting married and running my own business is not an easy task to take on at the same time and the stress level is not condusive to weight loss but I've been really smart and consistent about it and exercising has really helped me maintain focus and keep my energy level up, plus when you exercise you don't want to undo all your hard work by eating junk so it really has helped me make healthier choices!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Ok so it may not seem like a big deal but I ran a MILE! Without stopping on my treadmill, a 14min/mile, which is like between 4.5 and 4.8 mph. I can't remember the last time I was able to run a mile without stopping!
I think it was in 8th grade before I had boobs!
I wanted to die but I kept telling myself, "You're a strong and powerful person, you can do it!" Sometimes to myself and sometimes out loud. I don't recommend saying it out loud unless you have a treadmill at home:)
I'm not great in the cardio area, I have little stamina so one of my new goals is to be able to run a mile with ease and slowly improve my time. It's a really great way to get a quick work out in too.
I love hiking and this will definitely help with my long hikes. I always envy those people who run and hike and do other outdoor activities in the winter time, I want to be one of those people one day. I have a new found long term goal of also running a marathon. It's important to me to be competitive with myself and I push my personal boundaries. I want to keep my heart healthy and pumping with ease, it's important to me to have a strong heart muscle for loving and for my health:)
My goal for one year from today is to run a half marathon!
That's 13.1 miles right? Yes so it's on, my goal is to run 1 mile with ease and build each month till I can run a half marathon, so I guess the next step is to find one in my area!
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