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2nd 5K and diet

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

I have been eating like crap! I was determined to make better diet choices but the holiday season has gotten the best of me. I am still staying in my calorie range, but good foods are being pushed aside in order for me to eat sugary treats. I am not proud of this, I am being honest. I am trying to just lay it out there. I have to admit that due to shopping, sick kids, and other commitments I have not been putting myself first in the exercise arena like I said I would do. I am 0/2. I am getting bored of my tredmill, and would like to run outside, but I don't want my neighbors to see me (and look and point!) as I awkwardly jog on by. I have gone at night from time to time, but that is hard with dinner with the family and kids homework...and psychopaths lurking! So I have all these mental roadblocks and then other things come along and the jog gets pushed aside. It is Wednesday and I last exercised on Friday. I need to get it together. I will never reach my weight loss goals at this rate. I WILL jog today however. I have my 2nd 5K on Saturday. On a positive note, when I do jog on the tredmill, I feel stronger, and I have more endurance! It is a really cool feeling! I am coming along...even with my personal self induced set backs. I am sparking, tracking, blogging, and I WILL get this figured out.
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    Keep Sparkin'!!
    1750 days ago
  • -VIXEN-
    I have no doubt you will be back on track in no time. :)
    1751 days ago
  • FRANCO1230
    Yes, I agree...most likely you're neighbors are not looking and pointing the way you think they are. Whenever I see women running like that, my first response is always, "Go on, Girl!!!" Besides, you can't control what other people's opinions are. All you can do is control what YOU do...so get those running shoes on & run outside if that is what you really want to do! Who knows, maybe you'll find a running buddy in the neighborhood that you never knew was there when they see you...it's possible. Anyhow, still so proud of you & good luck on this weekend's 5K!
    1751 days ago
    Hi, I hope you were able to get your jog in today. No one is looking and pointing - when was the last time you judged someone you saw out jogging? I bet you thought about how you'd like to be out there yourself. As far as psychopaths go, maybe you could just go up and down your block if going out farther might be a problem? Or see if there's a dog you can borrow to run with? People are unlikely to bother anyone walking a dog. Hang in there!
    1752 days ago
    Keep sparking. I was just thinking a minute ago that I have so much to do and not enough time. The holidays get to me every year. While I admit I am eating healthier today than I was two years ago, I still backslide and enjoy the holiday treats a little too much. I pick myself up and keep going. I can truly say it has taken a while to accept this concept.

    I am short on time like you. One of my favorite alternatives to running is a Leslie Sansone walking DVD. I think I got it at Target and you can walk one mile or the whole DVD, five miles. The best part is you work up a sweat....in the comfort of your home.

    Keep moving! emoticon
    1752 days ago
  • SAMMI4444
    Remember, it's not a sprint to the finish line....it's a marathon!

    Hang in there and I know you'll get there :).
    1752 days ago
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