Running in the New Year
Friday, January 01, 2016
For the fourth year in a row, my husband and I participated in our local running club's "Run in the New Year" event. The event is an un-timed 5K followed by a delicious and tempting buffet breakfast. Normally we avoid buffets like the plague, but the RITNY buffet is an exception. Many of our running friends were there, and all in all it was a great start to 2016. Because I'm determined to lose weight this year, I exercised as much self-control as I could muster up, and then came home to log everything I ate. What an eye-opener! No wonder I hate tracking SO MUCH! The truth is hard to face. Even with trying to eat more fruit and avoiding the pastries, I still logged in 917 calories. OUCH! Well, facts are facts and I'm guilty as charged! On the plus side, this big (and delicious) meal also counts as lunch. I'll have an early, sensible dinner and will avoid snacks later on. My indulgence does not have to be a deal-breaker. If I hadn't tracked, I would probably be off-track for the rest of the day. As much as I hate to admit it, tracking is important and is a habit I must continue. Lesson learned.
If anyone is reading this, I would love it if you'd send me a message in a couple of weeks to ask me if I'm still tracking. Accountability is a powerful tool!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE. Let's make this year our healthiest yet.