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New Goals and New Focus

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Good Morning!

Just came back in from my 3 mile run/walk and ready to start my day :) I was a bit disappointed that I didn't have the endurance that was used to when I was running...usually I can do about 4-6 miles easy at about an 8:30/mi pace but I've been slacking a bit the last month in hopes to get preggo (TOM arrived yesterday so NO GO) and I've lost some of my endurance in the process. But I reminded myself that it's been about a month and I just kept trekking. For those of you who don't know...I'm training for my first 1/2 marathon that's in July (the 22nd)

My body takes very easily to running so I know that my endurance will be right back up there shortly. Speaking of my marathon...My hopes is to be between 130-135 by race day. I've been hovering around 145 for months now. I have been driving myself crazy with numbers...don't we all lol...and so I just wanted to come on here and set a few guidelines for myself...

Weigh ONCE per week. (Sundays)
1600 cals per day 1800 on high-mileage days
Blog my food/life frustrations instead of eating them!!!

And that's gonna be it for me. The more I put myself into a box and the more guidelines I give myself, the more paranoid I get. I know HOW to eat, I know WHEN to eat, I know HOW MUCH to eat...all the rest is mental..and frankly I'm tired of going crazy. I've gotta find new ways to relieve stress (yes I know exercise is a way but i'd be exhausted if I exercised each time i dealt with stress LOL) I've begun to really focus on non-food newest is getting my nails done. I've never had my nails done until just 2 weeks ago. I got them done again yesterday, it makes me feel really good about myself. I'm thinking the next move may be a spray tan (i'm uuuber pasty lol) I've just noticed that I don't invest much time into myself as a woman i.e. feeling pretty and I want to but sometimes I feel like I may not deserve it...which I already know is a bunch of bull...but mentally I I'm sure we all do. The thing is I'll get myself a big salad from a restaurant or chipotle and yes I keep withing calorie range but I realized that it costs just as much as if I went and beautified myself instead! So I'm trying a new approach :)

Well off to shower before work! I hope all you sparklies have a beautiful day. You are worthy of achieving all that you set your heart to. Believe it.



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TTARANTINO225 5/17/2012 11:18AM

  I love hearing about how well you are doing!! You rock and miss ya girl! emoticon

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MELLYBEANS0919 5/16/2012 11:52AM

    Those new goals and rewards are really good. It's hard to not reward yourself with's habit. You're doing a great job. You really have inspired me, you've made such amazing changes.

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JAMIELOGICAL 5/16/2012 10:41AM

    I love the idea of setting non-food rewards for yourself. I wish I could come up with some of those. The main problem is I am spoiled and I already just buy/get the things I want when I want them. I'm trying to think of some way to involve my husband in my rewards. Like have him get me flowers or take me to a movie or something.

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    I think those are some pretty awesome and realistic goals for yourself! I have all the confidence in the world in you girl! Hopefully getting to pamper yourself a little bit more will help de-stress your life just a little! I also just painted my nails several days ago for the first time in a LONG time and it IS amazing how good it makes you feel! I chose silver =p Matches my wedding ring and a lot of my jewelery! I think I'm in love with this color =p What did you do? hehe

Keep up the awesome work chica! And keep on baby making! =p You make some DAMN cute kiddos! =]

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SBRAN833 5/16/2012 10:13AM

    I'm right there with you - I've been losing these 10 lbs over and over again, and frankly I'm so done with it, I get so discouraged, then I eat... and eat some more ... but starting tonight I will be doing my cleanse again, then clean eating after that ... because then it won't matter much because they want you to constantly eat anyway :P win win right?! well hope all is well!! and well if there's no baby in the oven, at least it's fun practicing!! :D Take care, love... MISS YOU!

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PHYSEDTEACHER 5/16/2012 9:57AM

    OMG ...blogging frustrations instead of eating it...that is it!..I have been struggling also......Keep your head up....I am trying to get back in the zone!....

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/16/2012 9:31AM

    emoticon goals!


Beautifying yourself is a great reward! emoticon

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