And So It Goes

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A few things...

1) Not weighing in every morning feels SO weird. But I think it's going to be a good thing for me to take the focus off that and stop thinking when I had a bad day and then lose weight the next morning that I can keep having bad days because it doesn't matter, or when I have a good day and see a gain the next day, that it's just not worth it because it doesn't work. Of course, this means I won't know where I'm at until Sunday.

2) I'm still fighting with that feeling of guilt when I "skip" a workout. Last night I didn't go to Zumba because my foot and back were hurting, causing my head to hurt. I figured if I really wanted to I could Zumba here at home. Instead I came home, cooked a healthy dinner, and then fell asleep almost immediately on the couch. For a minute I felt guilty...and then I realized that I must have needed the sleep.

3) Did you hear that? I cooked a healthy dinner at home last night. I grabbed some chicken, green and red peppers and onions, spiced them and cooked them in some olive oil then added 1/2 a package of fajita seasoning to that. Cooked a side of Steak Fajita rice and then grabbed some low sodium black beans and stewed tomatoes to go with it. Heated up some whole grain tortillas to make some "Chicken Fajita Tacos" of some sort. NOM!

4) Had to take off work today. Ethan is top in his math class and was selected to participate in a county-wide "Math Field Day" at the middle school this morning. For me this means 1) more time with my boys, 2) pride in my youngest, 3) the entire day to get to the gym! *lol*

5) Money is super tight right now, which means getting creative when it comes to healthy. Of course, that made for a lovely dinner last night. Tonight I'm making up turkey meatballs to go with some whole wheat spaghetti.

6) Monday night I did work out. I didn't do my scheduled workout, but I'm trying to be okay with doing what I could/wanted to. I took the puppy up to the park with Ethan and we walked/ran .85 miles. Felt good to run. Hurt the next day, though. *sigh* I miss it.

7) Getting a Runner's mag in the mail yesterday nearly made me cry. I hate that my running future has been put on hold but I hold tight to the idea that I AM a runner, just one who can't run right now. One day. One day it will work for me.

Hope you all are having a great week!
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    Nice job staying on track. I'm glad you didn't feel too guilty about skipping your workout for the sleep - the way I think of it, at least I wasn't eating junk food while I was sleeping! I have faith you will get back to running some day - I just hope it's as soon as possible!
    3433 days ago
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    Way to go Ethan and mom! That's awesome!
    Maybe you need a little break. A true break. No exercise for a day or two. No tracking for a day or two (the same day or two). Do some FUN stuff with your family. Take a hike. Have a picnic (even if it has to be in the car because of the weather). Have a movie-thon. And no guilt. This is a scheduled break. Not even a break, just a little time to step back and relax. But no guilt. Then, if I know you, you will be craving getting back at it all! You are working so hard, I hate to hear you sounding defeated, because I know you aren't!! But, I know attitude is part of this too! And I know injuries are depressing. But, they are our body trying to tell us something.
    3434 days ago
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    It sounds like you're getting burned out. Find something that can relax your mind as well as work the body. Don't push so hard that you feel guilty. You're doing great.

    Be Happy❤Be Healthy
    3436 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    Awesome about the math day! Also,I keep forgetting to tell you that I love your background wallpaper - always makes me smile.
    3436 days ago
    Look, unlike 90% of people, you actually HAVE an excuse to occasionally skip a workout. You can't beat yourself up over the future you thought you were going to have as uber runner but embrace that you have to power to create a future that may end up being 1000x better than you could've imagined. I have to stop, I'm developing a cavity.
    3436 days ago
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