Reaching new heights
Saturday, May 10, 2014
I am giving myself a pat on the back today. It is offically Day 13 of the 21DSD! Last night was a friend's birthday party at a pizza place, I was in a very negative place yesterday mentally. ANGRY that I had to order salad at pizza place, and this diet has been having some negative health effects since I started (some bloating, constipation, lightheadness, headaches, ugh). But I am determined to stick it out the end, just to say I could do it.
Today I feel substantially better in mood. I woke up at 5 am (an hour earlier then even my weekday routine), made paleo pancakes for the first time (pretty good), did a short Sparkpeople ab video, some stretching, and then decided to go out for a run at 8am for the first time in at least a year.
I have never really been able to run. I went a couple times last year, but could only jog half way around the block before I felt like I was dying. Today I had that same feeling after 2 mins that I couldn't do it, but I decided to just keep going steady and slow. After a few minutes I felt great and in rhythm. I ran all the way through the small park and around the block. It was only a short walk - 7 mins- but that is a great achievement for me. I probably could of kept going, but did not want to over do it on the first try. Maybe the beautiful, mild spring weather helped. Maybe my clean diet helps too. I don't know. But it gives me hope that I may one day be one of those people that go for a run first thing in the morning before work, eat a clean breakfast, and then go off on their commute full of energy!