Wednesday, June 08, 2011
... my name is Adrienne and I'm a sugar addict. Seriously, I never viewed sugar as a "drug" until recently. I have come to realize that I do well all day, every day until I give in to my craving for sweets with something sugary. I LOVE chocolate.... so instead of depriving myself, I would allow one piece to get rid of the craving. BUT once I had that one piece, I was more likely to want another piece later. Then more, and more, and MORE!! Before I knew it, I was back to "too much!" The past week I've been PMS-ing, which means the cravings are INTENSE. The first day I caved, just a little.... and then had the worse cravings to deal with for the rest of the day. The past 3 days I resisted altogether and have not had occurrences AT ALL... once the craving passed it was GONE! Feeling an added motivation today just from making this realization: sugar is my drug of choice, and I am a recovering addict!
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Talk about feeling like I'm on top of the world. Let's start from the beginning of this week....
Monday was a holiday, filled with hiding out from the humid weather and eating yummy grilled treats. Tuesday was again very humid, with an "air quality advisory"..... that equated to two days with no real exercise (following 3 days of just general yardwork and lack of motivation). SO, it goes without saying that yesterday's two miles (that's one walking and one running.... going back and forth between the two) was sluggish at best. Today I decided to kick it up a notch and see how far I could push my limits and.....
I FINISHED MY FIRST EVER 1-MILE STRAIGHT RUN!!! I have never run a mile before. Never, can you believe it?? I went in this morning determined and kept it in my head that I'VE GOT THIS.... and I did! This is a milestone I am verrrry happy to reach! YAY ME!!
Thursday, May 12, 2011
While I feel like I'm just settling into something that resembles a routine, I woke up this morning with a shooting pain in my back!! I know it's not from over exertion, because I haven't done anything in the past 3-4 days that would bring this on (I know my limits and rarely push them further than I'm supposed to!) I am hoping that I just slept in a bad position or something.... but in the meantime, today has been a lot about sitting on the couch on the heating pad and trying not to move too much because IT HURTS!!!
Praying that tomorrow is less painful..... but I think any heavy exercise is out for a few days while I "recover."
Monday, May 02, 2011
... other than the rainy, dreariness outside! I was hoping to go for a run this morning but the rain is keeping me inside. :-(
SO..... I don't Spark on weekends. I mean, I DO watch what I'm eating.... and I AM very active (most of the time more so than during the week).... but I RARELY even turn on the computer, much less track anything. I guess I want to change that, since I'm not willing to write it all down and spend four times the length of time entering everything into the trackers. Baby steps, right? For the weekend coming up, I vow to track at least 1 of the 3 days (I tend to count Friday as a weekend day also!). New habits start there, right?
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Yes, today is my second day back and my motivation is strong! I was not "scheduled" for cardio or weights today, but I did some light cardio (light, since I'm a bit sore and weary from yesterday... and I didn't sleep well at all last night!) The weather is stormy and windy outside with dropping temperatures so there was no outside "play" today... but I put it on my "to do" list to get a load of mulch so I can get my flowerbeds in shape while the motivation is strong. :-)
I made an observation today that made my stomach turn. For two days I have been careful to watch my calories and stay within my recommended ranges, and it's been tough. Mostly because for the past 3 months I've been stressed beyond belief at work and have taken it out on my diet. After seeing what I eat and the calorie counts, it's no longer a mystery to me why I have been gaining and gaining and gaining (and gaining...); I've been consuming more than twice what I should, and 85% was not healthy or even remotely healthy. It's tough to make the right decisions, esp. when there is so much temptation...
I recently (as in 2 weeks ago) quit my job. It's sooooo not worth the stress for minimum wage. I see how it's taken it's toll on my body and intend to use this summer to get myself back in the right direction. Oh... and I just committed to running (not walking) a 5k in October with one of my very best friends. I'm not a runner, so this is a big commitment. I've let myself down in the past, not completing what I've set out to do.... but I won't let my friend down (not to mention I know she will keep me to my word that I will do this, and not walk!).
So here it is.... here I begin (again)..... for my boys. For Tammy. For my THOR (inside joke, fill you in later). FOR ME.
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