Sunday, January 15, 2012
Yesterday's blog certainately had a lot of complaining in it! Thanks for the support in regards to all of it. I think it made me feel much better to talk to my husband this morning even though I'm unsure it has accomplished much. I do think it was a good sign that he came home in a cab and came in and got $10 from my wallet rather than use the debit card since he knew he wasn't supposed to use that money. I think it means he is making progress and I probably need to trust him a bit more, something I struggle with. Although I think protecting money when needed isn't a bad idea either. I know I used to leave my debit card home when I went out drinking so that I wouldn't overspend when drunk since it is pretty easy to do!
Today started with a house call for a dog with tick paralysis. It made me feel good to go help the dog as the poor thing was covered in ants since it couldn't move and the guy looking after the dog for his son wasn't able to lift and move the dog. I'm sure I broke OH&S policy carrying the 70lb dog to the truck but sometimes there aren't a lot of options. Plus the dog is going okay after treatment so hopefully he stays that way and doens't take a turn for the worse. It was nice to have a grateful client and to have more grateful clients of the pets I sent home this morning. I was proud of myself for not eating crap while at work and waiting until I got home and had a late breakfast. In fact today was a great day for food. I made salsa chicken in the slow cooker which was delicious and has provided 4 more servings for lunches or dinners. I also made salads for lunch the next couple of days. I love when I actually plan ahead.
For exercise today I skipped my tempo run as the back of my left knee still hurts. It hurts most when I have it in full flexion and when I hyperextend it (like I did slipping on the floor at work). It only hurt a little while running yesterday but since it hurt more after yesterday's run I thought I switch my tempo run to tomorrow or skip it altogether. I am really really hoping it is nothing serious and that it will feel better with icing today. I am planning to also ice it tomorrow and see how I feel. So instead of running I did arm and ab ST, Tae bo for 30min and 30min of pilates. I felt like I had a really good workout anyway especially since I avoided the pouring rain.
Another self esteem booster came from my husband. While I was running yesterday some guy hung out his window and waved and I think said 'hello'. I ignored it as I usually do since I had no idea who it was. Apparently my husband was in the back seat and this guy, who's his workmate that I've never met, told the rest of the car to 'check out this chick' and then waved and yelled at me. My husband and his boss, who I know, thought it was pretty hilarious to tell this guy I was Paul's wife. Glad to hear someone else finds me attractive even when I'm out running in the rain.
I've been thinking a bit about this plateau I've been on. I've also been reading a bit about people who've gained weight or plateaued while training for half marathons and marathons. I am currently trying to sort out how I feel about this. About whether I should be planning on 3 HMs and a marathon this year or if I should focus on weight loss. I am thinking that I'm okay with my running plan especially if my weight still slowly decreases. I think having running goals will be more apt to keep me on track for life than seeing big scale losses in the next few months. I would really like to get under 70kg as that is the high end of my healthy BMI. I will get there even if I am training. I am going to learn to eat healthy and within my calorie range even while training. I am going to find a better carb/protein/fat balance that will help me keep losing weight. I am going to learn to eat whole foods instead of processed food and hope that will help. This is going to take time and I'll probably mess up regularly but will be worth it. I am also going to take a week of light exercise after my HM in Feb, then if I feel up to it I'm going to do a week of Insanity and then keep going with Insanity on a modified schedule along with my running. I am also thinking of asking my husband for some exercise classes or personal training sessions for my birthday. I am also going to focus on fitting into smaller sizes and decreasing my body fat percentage rather than the scale. In saying that I will still be really happy if it keeps going down :-)