Monday, July 01, 2013
Last week was a little difficult to say the least. I didn't exercise as much as I wanted to and I frequently went over in calories. Yesterday I didn't even finish tracking I was so frustrated. When I stepped on the scale this morning I hadn't lost but neither did I gain. I was still 223. Still, I'd lost 4 lbs the week before, so it was ok. It showed me though, that if I don't put consistent effort into my eating habits and in my workouts, I'm not going to lose. Playing catch up at the end of the week just isn't a good idea. I want to have done so well by the end of the week that I don't feel like I have to compensate on Sunday for crappy choices that I made days before. Easier said than done, I know!
Well, today I made some much healthier choices. I exercised, I ate right, I avoided foods that I normally wouldn't have avoided. I'm trying so hard to stay in that 1600 calorie range. Its soooo hard! At each meal I wanted more and made myself push away knowing that eventually my stomach would settle down and I would be full. Been trying to drink the water too. Working on #8 right now.
So now I need to keep the momentum. I was thinking about going running tomorrow. My husband has the day off, so I could conceivably wake up at 6am and head out the door since someone would be in the house with the kids. Still thinking about it. I know I won't want to at 6am. I'm not even remotely tired right now at quarter after eleven and won't want to go to bed anytime soon...probably should though...its been a long day. I could do that on Thursday too since he has that day off. At the end of July we are moving in with our friends for a couple of months. I'd rather have our own place right away (we have to save up for the deposit), but there could be some advantages to this. I could start running in the mornings since my best friend would be there just in case one of the kids woke up. Until then, I could run on the days my husband has off (usually only once a week except for weekends). I was thinking of mapping my route to see how many times I'd have to go around to do 5K and maybe start working towards a goal of walking/running that. My other best friend (my best friend's husband) was encouraging me to do a 5k. He reminded me that it was ok that I wouldn't be able to run the whole thing but would have to walk some of it. It kind of scares me. He talked to me about the Couch to 5k thing. He was saying that he has an app for it on his cell. I remembered that there is a spark team, couch to 5k. Yikes. My issues- the kids. I can really only run when I don't have them cuz they can't keep up to me and my son is constantly whining to be carried. He suggested the wagon that my roommate has in the garage. That's a workout in and of itself because of pulling my 2 kids in it- I've done it- not easy. Also, I already do the 999 routine that I've blogged about...I'm not sure I want to push myself to do a 5k...but I guess I should. I'm just procrastinating I guess.
Well, time to go map my route, lay out my workout clothes, fill up my water bottle, and set my alarm. Talking about it sure isn't going to get me anywhere. Maybe tomorrow will be the day that I can push myself to run longer than a minute and a half. My friend's mom is in town and she's the track coach in a middle school...I suppose it would be nice to be able to say, "Hey, guess what...I ran for ....my new personal record." Its nice to brag to someone who really truly cares (besides my friend who only runs because he has to.)
I was thinking about getting my friend to go running with me to motivate me, but his wife says he's a poop and runs circles around you (literally) and makes you laugh because he makes fun of how pathetic you are compared to his stealth air force self.
Procrastinating...I'm good at that.