Day 496 - GIGA, is true in all things
Monday, October 28, 2013
It's been a long, long time SparkFriends - and I sincerely mean it wasn't you, it was me!
To put it simply, I thought I could just go ahead and maintain in the land of 185. I thought I could just be okay there. And then, like the ocean's waves erode at the shoreline my own careless behavior and inattentive demeanor definitely had effects upon the progress I made over the past year and a half. Like GIGA says - garbage in, garbage out. I'm not complaining, I mean, my actions (or inactions) are my own, but it's definitely where I've been.
So, where am I now?
Well, I'm reigning it all back in. Starts with food of course. Peeps, you would not believe it - I've actually cooked food for the entire week. And portioned it out. And I'm looking forward to eating it. Selections include: Broccoli cheese soup, various pastas and meat sauce, toasted almond and apple oatmeal, and chicken waiting for introduction to rice and peas. Today I failed a little at lunch by forgetting to bring it - but, I made a sensible (and tracked) choice instead. So, I'm feeling okay about where I stand at the moment.
In terms of exercise I'm getting back on the horse there, too. I spent something like two months using the excuse of being to busy, too hot, too whatever to get in my lunchtime runs. Well, I'm building my mileage up slowly. I've also been taking Jack for evening walks - which has helped him and me. Tonight I plan to walk the dog as well as get some quality time in with Insanity. Tomorrow is a run day.
This past weekend was the Terrifying 10k - I didn't have a very good time at it. I'm hoping to do better at this weekend's 10 miler. I just need to focus on how I'm feeling when I run, rather than thinking about keeping my reserves in check while I'm in the midst of it. Does that make sense?
Well, I'm just checking in today, I'm hoping to be a bit more active from now on.
I hope all of you have strategies to keep the garbage from coming in your lives! I'm working on getting to that point myself!