Wednesday, September 09, 2009
*waves* This whole resting thing is really hard to put into practice! Life has gotten super-busy though, so it's been easier to force myself not to go to the gym.
I didn't do my lunch run today (helped with lunch for our board meeting and ethics training) and I'm not going to run at lunch tomorrow.
Just writing that out makes me feel a bit wibbly and queasy because that seems like a lot of calories not being burned. :(
Must.trust.the.process. I do not need to "make up" those workouts; if I gain a pound or two, that is OKAY.
Also, trying not to flail. My face and skin are broken out something fierce and I'm not sure why. The usual things (eating more oatmeal & wheat germ, taking my vitamins) are not helping immediately, and I'm trying to only work with one possible solution at a time. So I'm going to keep on with the diet first, not change my skin care routine for another week. I swear I never had trouble like this even in high school!
Still working on giving up diet soda, which has been both hard in the extreme and suprisingly easy. Possibly because I've not weaned myself off caffiene yet. Aha! Next on the list is artificial sweetners...then caffiene.
I may jump off a cliff, but I'm going to give it my all.
Started reading Jillian Michaels' "Master Your Metabolism," and I think she's slowly bringing me onboard. I am never impressed with the "OMGPANIC! Everything you eat is bad for yooou!" tone of most "diet" books, but I like the hormone charts (even if some of them, ESPECIALLY the chart on insulin, are misleading at best) and some of the advice so far.
I also just finished "Spent" by Dr. Frank Lipman, in the same vein, although with an emphasis on mental relaxation and reducing toxic stressors in general. Both books recommended very similar things though, which is encouraging.
Finally, to end this little brain dropping - I saw Jack LaLanne on TV (I know! Me watching TV?! The world *is* ending!) and wow - he's 94 years old and still crooning like a teen idol. His quote, I think I might adopt it as my mantra: "If a man made it, don't eat it."
Words to live by, I think. :)