Enough messing around.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

I fell off track around the end of April. I have a plethora of excuses: I started dating someone new, I went on vacation, I lost interest. The bottom line, eating right - or NOT eating crap - is time consuming and takes effort. Salad isn't nearly as fun to eat as pizza or tacos. And when I get off track, I forget that food that is good for me DOES taste good too. I just need to put forth the effort to prep my food and clean my dishes. I have to remind myself that I like the results, and it does save me quite a bit of money. I'm busy, but I can make the time if it's a priority. And it should be. Working out should be a priority too. My pants are tight again and I'm just unhappy with myself in general. While I have other things in life that are going so well, I don't want this to bring me down.

So I ran last night. It wasn't too awful bad considering the last time I ran was Warrior Dash, more than a week prior, and before that was more than a week prior. I did a 5K in 36 minutes. The weather was nice. And I'm badly out of shape again. I've been riding my bike a bunch, but that's it. Today I signed up to run a 5K in 2 weeks with S. So I'm hoping that will give me the motivation I need to stay on track.

Also, last night, I prepped my breakfasts and lunches for the rest of the work week. I'm back on that meal plan I was following before I went to California. So far, today, I've mostly stuck to it. I did eat a SBD bar after lunch. But I didn't have any avocado (and I'm not going to.) I was afraid I'd be super hungry all day, but it hasn't been bad at all. And today is the first time I've had a protein shake... since probably April.

Things are good with S. I just went on a canoe trip with him this past weekend and it was a lot of fun. And I ran with him at Warrior Dash 2 weekends ago, and it was fun. Every weekend we have something going on. My calendar is packed with social stuff and I'm loving it. I love his group of friends and he seems to enjoy hanging out with my sister and her friends. He hasn't met my parents yet, but that's probably going to happen soon. I know he was apprehensive about doing so a while back, but this past weekend he's told me he's not so worried about it anymore. And next weekend, I'm going to meet his mom. I'm slightly nervous about it, just because his relationship with his parents is so different than mine with my parents. But it will be good, I'm sure.

So, tonight I should be strength training. But I don't really have a plan yet. And not having a plan is what got me into trouble a few months ago. I finished my running plan, and got bored with my strength training plan - so I can't let that happen again. I'll figure something out and make it happen, though. I'm doing this.
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    Hey!!! You're here! I missed you, pal!

    Glad things are going well with S. And I agree - pizza and tacos are a lot of fun.

    Maybe instead of super-restricting your diet (like Spark recommends) you could just calculate your TDEE and eat a little below it, or find your goal weight TDEE and eat there. 1400 calories/day is brutal, especially if you're working out. It's doable for a little while, but not long term.

    Hope to see you here more often! *hugs*
    2106 days ago
    Planning is everything. No good decisions are made when you are hungry, angry, lonely or tired. If you have planned, you don't have to decide anything. It's already been done.
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