The Run and Lindora
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
I just realized that I hadn't updated after I ran my 10K mud run. It went really well. My friend who I signed up with didn't train as much as I had, so I ended up walking more than I would have otherwise because I didn't want to ditch her. We had a blast. It was much harder than we thought it would be, but we made it in an hour and 43 minutes which I think is pretty good for two non-runners through the mud and over and around obstacles. We're doing it again next year. It helped me to feel and realize that I am strong, powerful, and beautiful. I loved the exhileration!
This week marked the beginning of a "diet". My parents both lost 35 lbs. last year on the Lindora program and know that I have been trying to lose weight as well, so they ordered me the online program for Christmas. Since I was in the middle of training for the race (and still breastfeeding my daughter), they knew I wouldn't be able to actually start the program until about this month. I was hoping that I would lose all the weight I wanted to as a result of training for the race (and I have lost a LOT, but still have those last pesky 4 lbs.). Anyway, so I decided to start the program just to see what it was like to eat a high-protein, low-carb/calorie/fat diet. I'm hoping to lose those last four pounds for sure, but I'm also hoping for a greater awareness of how things like protein and carbs affect my body. I've never tried to limit or cut anything completely out of my diet before (I'm more of an "all things in moderation" kind of girl) so this will be quite an experience for me. Here's my Lindora journal entry for today:
"I am so glad this is the last prep day! I feel like I've been eating SOOO much. It's actually been really hard to get in such big meals, snacks, and all the water that I've been drinking. So far I'm doing pretty well. Excited to get going on the protein days but nervous as well. It'll be the first time in my life that I've ever even thought about limiting my carbs (which I love so much)! I can do this though. And it's not like I have tons of weight to lose. I'm really in it for the lifestyle change and changing my thinking to healthier habits. I just need to be more aware of what exactly I'm putting into my body. Here we go!"
So that's it. Tomorrow is my first day of all protein and very limited carbs. Nervous and excited. Wish me luck!