Running on a hamster wheel
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Just blogging to make an effort to keep updated. This is my life right now while finding homes for these critters. About half have been spoken for.
Trying to make time for any exercise at all has been extremely challenging lately, as well as been eating properly. I've been eating the right foods, but really having troubles with amounts. I've been tracking just fine, but I've been feeling much hungrier. So I'll have a second helping of nuts, or a third helping of squash or brussel sprouts. Even go for a peanut butter sandwich. Half the prob is my mind, but the other half feels like a rebound effect after being so strict for so long. Part of me also knows that once I've been cleared for full exercise, it will be easier. Not going to blow the calories I've worked off by eating. Fingers crossed, will get full clearance in two weeks!!! Hooray! I managed to get out to the Y and swim some during this down time. One night I was lucky enough to get there just in time for a water aerobics class! It was a good class. The structure of it was certainly welcome but I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss my zumba.
My goal to hit before the end of the year is to get up 30 minutes earlier in the morning and get out in the pitch dark cold. Next semester will be a bear and this will be integral to fitting my running time into my day. The time of reckoning has come. Even if I can't make myself exercise during it, at first, I need to form the habit. I need to get up, put my clothes on and go out. Once used to it, exercise will be the easier part of it (for me). Struggling against the desire to hibernate under the covers is the main challenge for me :) My doc cleared me for walking, as long as I keep it under two miles so this is what my plan is for the next little bit.