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New Goals and New Focus

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Good Morning!

Just came back in from my 3 mile run/walk and ready to start my day :) I was a bit disappointed that I didn't have the endurance that was used to when I was running...usually I can do about 4-6 miles easy at about an 8:30/mi pace but I've been slacking a bit the last month in hopes to get preggo (TOM arrived yesterday so NO GO) and I've lost some of my endurance in the process. But I reminded myself that it's been about a month and I just kept trekking. For those of you who don't know...I'm training for my first 1/2 marathon that's in July (the 22nd)

My body takes very easily to running so I know that my endurance will be right back up there shortly. Speaking of my marathon...My hopes is to be between 130-135 by race day. I've been hovering around 145 for months now. I have been driving myself crazy with numbers...don't we all lol...and so I just wanted to come on here and set a few guidelines for myself...

Weigh ONCE per week. (Sundays)
1600 cals per day 1800 on high-mileage days
Blog my food/life frustrations instead of eating them!!!

And that's gonna be it for me. The more I put myself into a box and the more guidelines I give myself, the more paranoid I get. I know HOW to eat, I know WHEN to eat, I know HOW MUCH to eat...all the rest is mental..and frankly I'm tired of going crazy. I've gotta find new ways to relieve stress (yes I know exercise is a way but i'd be exhausted if I exercised each time i dealt with stress LOL) I've begun to really focus on non-food newest is getting my nails done. I've never had my nails done until just 2 weeks ago. I got them done again yesterday, it makes me feel really good about myself. I'm thinking the next move may be a spray tan (i'm uuuber pasty lol) I've just noticed that I don't invest much time into myself as a woman i.e. feeling pretty and I want to but sometimes I feel like I may not deserve it...which I already know is a bunch of bull...but mentally I I'm sure we all do. The thing is I'll get myself a big salad from a restaurant or chipotle and yes I keep withing calorie range but I realized that it costs just as much as if I went and beautified myself instead! So I'm trying a new approach :)

Well off to shower before work! I hope all you sparklies have a beautiful day. You are worthy of achieving all that you set your heart to. Believe it.


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    I love hearing about how well you are doing!! You rock and miss ya girl! emoticon
    2199 days ago
    Those new goals and rewards are really good. It's hard to not reward yourself with's habit. You're doing a great job. You really have inspired me, you've made such amazing changes.

    2199 days ago
    I love the idea of setting non-food rewards for yourself. I wish I could come up with some of those. The main problem is I am spoiled and I already just buy/get the things I want when I want them. I'm trying to think of some way to involve my husband in my rewards. Like have him get me flowers or take me to a movie or something.
    2200 days ago
    I think those are some pretty awesome and realistic goals for yourself! I have all the confidence in the world in you girl! Hopefully getting to pamper yourself a little bit more will help de-stress your life just a little! I also just painted my nails several days ago for the first time in a LONG time and it IS amazing how good it makes you feel! I chose silver =p Matches my wedding ring and a lot of my jewelery! I think I'm in love with this color =p What did you do? hehe

    Keep up the awesome work chica! And keep on baby making! =p You make some DAMN cute kiddos! =]
    2200 days ago
  • SBRAN833
    I'm right there with you - I've been losing these 10 lbs over and over again, and frankly I'm so done with it, I get so discouraged, then I eat... and eat some more ... but starting tonight I will be doing my cleanse again, then clean eating after that ... because then it won't matter much because they want you to constantly eat anyway :P win win right?! well hope all is well!! and well if there's no baby in the oven, at least it's fun practicing!! :D Take care, love... MISS YOU!
    2200 days ago
    OMG ...blogging frustrations instead of eating it...that is it!..I have been struggling also......Keep your head up....I am trying to get back in the zone!....
    2200 days ago
    emoticon goals!


    Beautifying yourself is a great reward! emoticon
    2200 days ago
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