I was trying to give my page a face-lift and was uploading some photos because I was attempting to add photos that were of a particular color (green) and somehow my profile changed to the frog photo.
I left it even when I changed the color theme I was going for. It did make me think of you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find you prince. It is sort of like this weight loss/maintain journey that I am on. One day I'll wake up and find that I am really a princess.
Yesterday was a successful day for me. I stayed within my allotted calorie range and got in a workout. Albeit, my workout was not as scheduled for my half marathon training due to the cold weather, but I managed to do an alternative on the recumbent bike here at home.
I have been eating terribly these past few days. I sort of feel like my fat cat, who has a tendency to want to eat more of her snacks when the weather gets cold. Must be the body trying to store extra fat to carry her through the colder temps. But, I kept my appetite in control yesterday and drank water and chewed gum instead of eating things I ought not be eating anyway.
I had to get up early today and so I had my breakfast and lunch earlier than normal and I am feeling hungry (and it is not even noon). I am hoping to stay focused but we have to go to town and I know DH is going to say "Let's eat out". It seems like he cannot go anywhere and not eat out. It is a bad habit to have because it is so hard to find healthy food in restaurants.
I only have 450 calories left for the day, that is unless I workout before we leave. So, Nike Training Center app workout, here I come! ...
(if working out could be so easy) lol
Yesterday, I started my day with the normal coffee routine and had my usual breakfast (oatmeal with fruit and flax seed). I even did a 45 minute training session with the Nike Training app.
Then, came disaster, I had to go to town. I did great until my daughter bought a bag of rice and bean chips. Then it was downhill from there. I had a lot of fat, sugar and salt with very little nutrition. And this on the day I signed up for the "Eat Better, Feel Fitter" challenge.
I know what I should eat and I know what I should avoid, but I find myself continuously drawn to the unhealthy choices. On a positive note, I am more selective in the junk that I choose now. I used to eat anything and everything.
I am not sure but I think that is my best time for the 5k on a treadmill. After my times from last summer, I am encouraged that it was under 33 minutes. Plus I never had a good time on the treadmill. I think that was due to the consistent movement of the belt. I have trouble running at a constant pace so I find the treadmill more difficult than running outdoors.
I think it will be a while before I can run outside; my running route is all ice.
The gym I go to has recently updated the equipment and I love the treadmills (STEX)
photo from http://www.mercantila.com/p/stex-8025-trea dmill
OMG! No wonder it is so nice! It has a pretty price tag even on sale.