Tuesday, August 28, 2012
So I ran today. It was my second run. It went much better after doing kettle bells the day before. I just felt like my body was more stable and I wasn't wobbling everywhere. So strength is a requirement.
Here is the funny thing. I avoid counting calories. I just try to eat good stuff and eat until I am not hungry anymore. Since I have so much weight to lose, any decrease in food intake means I will lose weight. As an emotional eater, counting calories can trigger my anxiety and bingeing so I avoid it. However, the running thing really is kicking my butt.
After I finish a session, I am weak and shaky and it is hard to get out of my house in the morning. I eat a snack of PB and 1/2 a banana in the morning with water and then I had a bowl of oatmeal, PB and banana with a bit of cinnamon after working out. But I still was weak and ended up staring blankly at a wall for 15 minutes too tired to move. Great. So now I may have to count calories just to make sure I am getting enough food to continue running. I never expected that.
But I am happy I was able to run. Another SP member's running plan gave me the idea that I can make my own however I need it to be.