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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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    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
    1693 days ago
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    emoticon I am guilty of watching too much TV too.
    1704 days ago
    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.

    1706 days ago
    Now that's what I am talkin about. I like this. emoticon
    1706 days ago
    Raw coconut oil is wonderful! But I only use 1 tsp at a time.
    1707 days ago
    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...

    1707 days ago
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    1707 days ago
    Congratulations! Great way to honor yourself and your body.
    1707 days ago
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