Simple Diet Journal #37 -- No Damsel in Distress Quote -- BeFit 90 Days 4 to 9 and Walk/Jog 5k Wk 2

Friday, January 25, 2013

We all know how fast time can go by at times. I can't believe I'm already up to Day 9 of BeFit in 90. It seems to be flying by. Learning -- once again -- that today's decisions impact tomorrow's realities.

The combo of BeFit in 90 with my Run Your Butt Off program is working out great. While there is a cardio portion to BeFit -- for me, it all feels like strength training, toning, and stretching -- which I need! I am still doing modified Burpees and that plank thing (where you go down one arm and push up and do the same on the other side) -- but, I shall perservere -- and look forward to my upper arm strength getting better.

Walking/Jogging my way to a 5K is going great. I can really see progress here. I'm doing 3 minutes walking to 2 minutes jogging for 35 to 40 minutes. The last few days, I can see that I'm ready to jog/run again after 2 minutes, so I've added 2 rounds of walk 2: run 2. My mindset is still to go forward slowly and not rush the plan -- just don't want to get injured -- not worth it.

Started to read some running blogs and found out about shin sleeves. The running store near me had some by CEP -- and I like them so much, I've started wearing them a lot. It's sooooo cold here that having them on really feels great. They are staying up -- just as all the reviewers gushed they do -- and I'm hoping they will prevent injury.

BLC21 is now in Week 2 -- gosh I have a great team with the Mighty Mocha Hunters! I am so inspired every time I go on the chat thread. A blessing!

This weekend has no major food-centered events -- yeah! Last weekend had more than enough challenges in that arena. But, as one of my new favorite quotes from a Mocha teammate says -- I am no damsel in distress!

Here's the full quote from Marjimac -- this will be with me for years to come!

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"Here's why I pack my snacks at home and why you should too--if I leave home without them, I'm quietly planning to eat something tempting, delicious, and probably not nutritious whether I admit it to myself or not. I'm at the mall, I'm hungry, it's lunchtime--of course I have to eat at the the food court. What I am supposed to do? Starve?

Did I know when I left the house that I'm be out past lunchtime? Most likely. But hey, I have to eat the Mrs. Field's cookie because I'm so hungry! Yeah right. If you want to eat at the food court, plan for it. Make it work in your eating plan. There really is no "oops". You're not a damsel in distress stranded in a sea of fast food. You knew the logical consequences of leaving home without food you could eat."

Warm hugs on this verrrrry coooooold day from a Damsel who is N.I.D. (not in distress!!!!).

Learning to be fierce, fabulous, and determined in new and fun and healthy ways . . . .

Smiles for you!

Peace, Health, and Living Fully No Matter What . . .
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    I love reading your blog posts! Your humor and attitude are so enjoyed by this D.N.I.D!
    2264 days ago
    WOW!!! I'm quoted in your blog post. How flattering is that??

    Thanks for the recognition!
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    2303 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/2/2013 12:56:25 PM
    haha ha ha ..... this is very funny and I love the NO Damsel in distress.......

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    on your be fit in 90 and the run to walk accomplishment !! Awesome job

    2309 days ago
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