Couch To 5K? Awesome! Sugar Challenge? Not so much...

Sunday, April 15, 2012

I just finished Day 1 of Week 3 of the Couch to 5K program - I didn't think I could push it out for that second round of three minutes of running, BUT I DID IT! Well, first I ran and crapped out at about 60 seconds, but I walked for 90 more seconds and then just got TOUGH and DID IT. The first three minutes didn't seem that brutal, but when the second round came again, it was really really hard. I was going to fudge it and just try again on Day 2 (like I did with Week 2) but I dug down deep and found that inner "GRRR", whatever it is!

I feel awesome, and not just because my workout is out of the way and I can enjoy the rest of this beautiful sunny day...but because I lived my motto for 2012 -- "You must do the thing you think you cannot do."

I followed my run/walk with Day 4 of 30 Day Shred - still sucking wind on that but that's okay, I'm going at my own pace, and the important thing is that I did it, even if I was a flailing fool that took more breaks than not.

I am truly strugging with sugar. I know that week 1 of the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth" Challenge is more about adding better foods in, and paying attention to patterns and mood when the sugar jones takes over, but I have this wave of outraged entitlement that hits me about dessert when I'm out to dinner. Like it's part of the experience and I *DESERVE* to have it, darn it!

Where does this come from? I'm curious about my own brain, since when did it become my inalienable human right to have a fat and sugar laden food item after eating something I didn't cook for myself? I think I'm kind of crazy.

If I truly require dessert, I'm going to have to make a batch of my own following clean recipes and waiting until I get home for one of those. Perhaps it would be easier to avoid temptation if I knew I had something better for me -- and yummy -- waiting at home.

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    That is great that you are pushing yourself, I think all of us have days when we need that extra little push. And every step only brings us closer to our goals. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2196 days ago
  • KNH771
    Congrats on pushing though! I was actually working on C25K with a friend, and she got injured. We'll probably both have to start over!
    2196 days ago
    Keep up with the Shred and running!! I did the Shred tonight as well and when I turned on the dvd I thought that I'd rather just watch tv, but afterwards it felt good. Start substituting your sugary trigger foods with sweet fruit? Sugar is my huge weakness.
    2197 days ago
    Well done for pushing yourself with your makes you feel so good about yourself afterwards doesn't it?

    i can totally relate to you wondering why a meal out has to be finished with a desert. I wondered why eating one thing that's unhealthy led to the thought process that now I had to eat unhealthily the rest of the day. I'm glad I got that one sorted and you will too if you continue to question your habits the way you are. Great job!! emoticon emoticon
    2197 days ago
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