Sunday, October 20, 2013
I love the fall. I love school supplies. I love the cool nights. I also love that it's RUNNING SEASON. All the 5Ks, 1/2 marathons, full marathon races are in full swing. It's running season, because it's running weather.
I've run 3 races so far, and I quickly came to my spark page to update with my races and times. I realized, "Wow, I'm so much slower than I use to be." I looked at my old times, for the same races two or three years ago, and I was...faster, stronger, and well, better.
I shared this with my husband. He had only one reply, "You're still running."
He's right! I am. 5 years later. I'm still running. I love it. I love running. So what if I'm not as fast as I use to be, it's okay! I'm still running!
...and it's running season.
So to all the runners out there, fast and slow. Have fun. Enjoy the season. It's going to be a good one!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
It really was the summer of food. I had set the goal to lose the 10 pounds I put on LAST Christmas (2010) and ran and did many summer activities. I failed to take off the weight, BUT maintained the same weight all summer. I was shocked since there were many BBQs and opportunities to cheat (and I did) but still maintained my weight. I guess the running really helps. I really want to get this 10 pounds off, but I'm just too lazy to do it. I tell myself, "I ran, I can eat this today." Ugh. Oh well.
I'm doing 3 runs this fall. I'm happy about that. I'll also start training for another 1/2 marathon in January. Hopefully I can get back on a better track with my eating (I eat pretty good on the weekdays, weekends are usually a bust.)
I'm back at work...and I'm around a lot of healthy eaters. YAY! They give me a lot of encouragement. They also don't LOL...saying, "Oh you RUN, and YOU LOOK GREAT!" Yeah, pass the cake. LOL
I will get better. I know I can, because I've done it before. I just need to get strict again...and keep on running...which I love.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
I just turned 41 on the 19th of January and on the 1st of January I celebrated my 3 year anniversary of the day I changed ME! It has been a great 3 years of running, eating right, eating bad, running harder, and taking "days off". It has been a journey. I still fight the battle of the last 10 pounds, but I always take it day by day.
I love to run, it is my passion. I love participating in 5Ks and 10Ks. I did a 1/2 marathon and I hope a full marathon is in my near future. I love Zumba and BodyPump. I don't like Taebo or Body Combat or Swimming. Waking up in the morning to work out is THE WORST BEST thing. I hate to wake up, I love my sleep, but I love that I get it over with and the rest of the day is all mine to do with what I want because I've taken care of "the daily workout". LOL
I love sweets. I don't like salty stuff. I love pastas, I can still eat a whole medium pizza by myself (I did it on a dare when a friend said, "You can't do it now...your stomach has shrunk and you won't be able to..." Um, ya...whatever) I don't like healthy foods, but I like the way they make me look and feel. Pasta and cake makes me sleepy and gives me a stomach ache. A good salad at dinner and I sleep like a baby. My husband and I experiment with healthy recipes to keep it interesting and full of flavors, but I still have lasagne and waffles on cheat days.
It's been 3 years and it's been a balance of getting to know my body, my likes and dislikes and above all keeping to the main goal. Staying healthy.
It's going.....oh and I hate asparagus, it's just gross no matter how you cook it......
Friday, November 04, 2011
I hope not....but lately if feels like I have. I've lost motivation to stay on track with my meal plan. I still run, but I notice in the past 4 weeks, I'm only managing 2 times a week. Hmm...it felt like I was running the same amount, but I'm really good at entering my exercises and there it is, plain as day...about 2 times a week. I'm doing Bodypump about 2 times a week, even though I set a goal for 3 times a week. The past 4 weeks, nope, 2 times a week.
So there it is...yes, you say, "Well you are exercising at least 4 times a week!" Nope, that's not me...I was always at 6 times or EVEN 7 times a week. I was relentless. The snacking at work has gotten out of hand. I'm not shoving cookies and cakes down my throat, but I haven't been sticking to my plan and I know I'm probably in the 130s because my clothes fit JUST PERFECT when they use to fit a little loose and comfy.
Aside from logging in to spin, log in my exercises, and water intake...I haven't really been "sparking"...and I can blame the new job or just the happiness of it all.
I remember when I met my husband, I was thin! THIN...and then I fell in love and we'd go out to eat..and I was happy and then I got plump...I was in love...LOL
I feel like that is happening again. With my new job, life is good, not so stressful...so I eat from HAPPINESS! LOL It's hard to explain.
I do know I need to buckle down. I need to regain my spark and re-ignite my fire, because the holidays are around the corner. I can't afford a weight gain and don't want one.
Here's to MY SPARK!
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