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Day 4 - Running!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Great day! I got my first real interval running session in since... well, in months! Yeah.. It felt really, really good. I didn't push too hard and I took frequent walking breaks, always making sure I could still hold on a conversation without gasping for air (that type of anaerobic work is useful, but I want to focus on aerobic running most days per week for now). I got a great workout from it, and an awesome runner's high.

Nutrition was also great today! I made a green Thai curry with brown jasmine rice... It was excellent. Coconut milk is such a delicious, creamy treat -- one that was desperately needed for someone who is trying to go dairy-free for a while. I've heard good things about coconut oil... Just have to watch the calories, since it is way too easy to overindulge.

Mentally, I am feeling good today. Focused. Healthy. Proud. I began using this cool little device to help me meditate, the "Emwave 2." I really like it! It shows your heart rate variance in realtime, and there are cool visualizations in the software which help focus my breathing and thus enter a state of higher coherence. I know it sounds really new-agey and weird, but it really seems to help with my anxiety. I think I will try using it at least 10 min a day and see how it works out.

New goal: watch less tv. I will try going for leisurely walks, reading a book, drawing, playing guitar, etc. more and limit my tv and movie watching to no more than 2 hours per day.

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KENSHO 2/27/2013 4:14PM

    Steve and I recently gave up a lot tv. Once we stopped eating in front of the tv...sitting there was not nearly as fun. LOL

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KIPPER15 2/15/2013 9:53PM

    emoticon I am guilty of watching too much TV too.

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KLUTERACOON 2/13/2013 10:08PM

    Please don't get offended by this but your comment about limiting your tv watching at first was silly to me because I thought wow that's a lot of tv watching. Till I realized I'm equally as guilty. By the time I get done watching the 1 1/2 hrs of the bachelor because I watch online instead of on the tv plus a 1 1/2 hr movie I've already racked up 3 hrs.

We watch a ridiculous amount of tv... no wonder we all complain about not having enough time.

Enough of that... I love the feel of the runner's high feels soo amazing! Congratulations.

:)

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MIDNIGHTER1 2/13/2013 8:55PM

    Now that's what I am talkin about. I like this. emoticon

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BOOKWORM27S 2/13/2013 1:32PM

    Raw coconut oil is wonderful! But I only use 1 tsp at a time.

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KIKKI-G 2/13/2013 11:47AM

    i need to get into some meditation. I've been experiencing anxiety like attacks as of late and am searching for some ways of dealing...


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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/13/2013 5:53AM

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KACEYSW 2/12/2013 9:32PM

    Congratulations! Great way to honor yourself and your body.
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