Saturday, January 05, 2013
Flab vs Muscle is a funny thing. I had lots of muscle in my body going into my half marathon at the end of September. Since then I've been trying to maintain eating and I've done okay but these last few weeks I've seen my muscle deteriorate and fat accumulate. The number on the scale has not changed that much. Interesting isn't it. I know I've probably gained 10 real pounds, but the scale only says 4. My pants do not fit right at all. Oh the Christmas cookies LOL. I've not exactly stopped fighting, just slowed down.
Well, TODAY is a new day! Unfortunately I have a hard time fitting workouts into Saturday as I work a long day on Saturday, but today I'm gonna fight and do it! Today at 2:30 I'm getting on my treadmill. I did yesterday but it was a lazy 30 minutes on there. I walk/ran for 30 minutes and only got in 1.5 mile. I was walking slow to start. I suppose there will be days like this and its better than nothing, but not the long run I was hoping for. I was wanting 4 miles. I went and got my books for school yesterday and I put in a week ago to have Fridays off for school. Well, that change was not "approved' yet. OYI! So, as work has been slow, after I picked the kids up from school, I emailed my shift leader and said, is there work that I can do. I seriously expected a NO. Nope, she was all yes of course. So I had 4 hours to make up, well there went my evening. )-: so by the time I was done with that I did not want to get on the treadmill, I wanted to go to bed.... but you know what?! I have terrific children. They got me my workout clothes. I said to my son, I really don't 'want' to do this right now. He said, I know mom, but if you don't you'll be mad at yourself tomorrow. How wise is he?! and my daughter was great.. she was all what would you like to watch while you are on the treadmill mom? They are my biggest fans! I'm so blessed. My poor hard working husband was already in bed at this point.. I don't mean to not give him any credit because he grilled me chicken outside on the grill in 30 degree weather.. so I'll be having that today for lunch and probably dinner.
1. My husband and children.
2. That I have a treadmill and can walk/run inside in this cold weather.
3. My spark friends for cheering me on!