Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I've been sort of proud of myself lately. I am tempted to look at the negative of I'm not losing weight I'm just staying within a pound or two (I honestly feel like I'm on the world's slowest moving train) but I am looking at the positive of I'm making healthier decisions. I have been run almost ragged these last two weeks, the life of a grad student, but I still exercised. It wasn't as much as I would have liked but I still got at least 3 hour long cardio classes in each week or did couch to 5k. I had my first soda on friday for the first time in almost 3 months. It wasn't even that satisfying. I drink mostly water or herbal tea now. I have learned portion control. I introduced sugar back into my diet after my sugar detox but just the 100 calorie snack packs of cookies. Overall I am being healthier than I was. I am starting to realize how unhealthy my lifestyle has been so far. High school and college I swear I had the worst diet habits ever. My only regret is that I havent had more time to interact on sparkpeople, my diet inspiration. My highlight of this week was figuring out that I can run. Running on the treadmill was some of the worst pain I have felt in my life, but running on the track I was just fine. And I ran further. I used my couch to 5k app to track how far I ran. I think seeing how fast or far I have run on a treadmill signals me to stop after bout a mile. But today I ran 2 miles and didn't even realize the difference. As much as I love my cardio classes I realized that they aren't going to get me to that 5k and so I decided to run on the days when they have classes I dont like as much.