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Why did I eat 2? and C25K on trails.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Yesterday was really a good day, until dinner. Well, okay, I did eat way too much banana bread for breakfast, but I could have recovered from that easy enough.

We spent the afternoon a state park we've never been to. Chris and Zach fished. Maddie ate snacks and ice from the ice chest. I did day 1, week 1 of the C25K program on one of the trails out there. Very fun. Ive tried C25K before, running on tracks, but never on a trail (with hills, rocks, creeks, and roots!). More challenging, but it also made me jog a bit slower. My calves usually hurt the day after I run on concrete, but today it's my butt that's sore! It took me about 45 mins to complete the 30 min workout and to hike back to my van.

When I was done, the little ones and I walked another 30 mins on a different trail, so all in all, I spent 75 mins hiking yesterday. I enjoyed myself, the kids had fun hiking, and it was a beautiful day.

On the way home, Chris drove through McDonalds (I didn't have anything thawed out for dinner and it was a bit late to cook anyway). I asked for a McDouble. He ordered me two. And I ate them both, without even thinking. Tracking it all, I ended up eating 2200 calories yesterday. I basically null and voided calories burned from all that hiking. Crap. Well, at least I tracked it all.

Exercise comes so much easier to me than eating healthier. I just mindlessly throw whatever food in my mouth, and often (at least once a week) eat to point of uncomfortable fullness. I think I really need to pay more attention to how I eat. Meals in front of the tv, my laptop, or a book, really needs to stop.

So lunch and dinner today are going to be in the dining room!

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POOKASLUAGH 4/22/2013 2:59PM

    I love running on trails so much more than pavement! Sorry to hear about the McDonald's thing. Yesterday was a food-bust day for me too...

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AUNTIE_AM 4/22/2013 11:57AM

    When it comes to late dinners and having no time to cook, if we are out and about I let my husband choose something for him from fast food (he weighs 116lbs and never gains weight without immediately losing it while at work!) and I will stop at a grocery store, usually Walmart or Target and pick me up a hand made salad. I know it is usually more effort having to stop a second time but I really push myself for no fast food. Maybe you can try something like that?

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