Friday, November 16, 2012
Good morning, Sparklers!
Welcome to Friday! YAY!
I hope everyone can see the end - it's near!
So, this weekend I have plans to do my first 4 mile race with the Steel City Road Runners Club. These are real runners. I hope they don't judge me too much! They're having a 'low key' race on a trail this weekend. So, I'm excited just to try. I know I can do the distance, I'm just going to pace myself and take my time.
In other news I bit the bullet yesterday and I joined the Y. Yes, I squirmed the entire time. Yes, I will squirm for the duration of my membership. But, I really do like the facility and I'll really be ready when it comes time to start triathalon training. (That's a long, long way away, folks!)
So, today's plan is to spend an hour with my BFF the stationary bike. Then I want to do some quick interval training and some strength. Nothing too big, just enough to get a little fatigue in my gut and my arms which seem to be worked out the least from all this running I do.
In other news, yesterday was not my day for running. Honestly, this hasn't been my week for much. I'd get right into my stride, be there for five minutes and then somehow bargain myself into walking. Huh? I wasn't even short of breath or in pain. WTF. Man, I need to cultivate some mental toughness over here or I'm never going to make it through the 13.1!
Work has been insane (and I foresee it continuing to be that way until December.) The only thing that makes it suck is that 1) my dog likes to pee and 2) I go home and all I want to do is eat. It's terrible.
So, I have a couple of hurdles and behaviors to work on going into the winter months; but nothing that I think will keep me from taking off the remaining 30 lbs!
I had hoped to be down around 180 for the start of the new year. As I sit right now my scale claims I'm 194. I don't know that 14lbs is do-able (in fact, I'm pretty sure it's not.) Still, I'll be happy to crack the 180's generally, and that is do-able.
Do you guys set year end goals? I'm not really a 'new year's resolution' kind of girl; but, for some reason I do find things that I want to do before the end of the year. Maybe that speaks to my inner procrastinator?
So, outside of 'scheduling' my remaining goals I also have my remaining schedule for the FKC. We're going to monthly meetings in two weeks. Which is insane. I don't know if I'm ready for the training wheels to come off yet! For the curious, I go to weekly meetings where we talk about strategies, goals, and habits related to weight loss. Some of the meetings have been pretty 'no-duh' kind of things (like portion control); but, last week's meeting about eating slowly was a real eye opener.
I had no idea how much I love cheese, hate saltines, and LOVE chocolate. The exercise was to spend like two minuntes on a miniscule portion of food. Really taste it. Really examine it. Really think about it. I mean, intentional eating - probably the third thing I need to work on at this point! Who doesn't just hoover what's in front of them? (I have an answer to this: My Mother. She is the slowest eater I've ever known.)
Well, guys, only seven hours between me and the weekend!