Friday, June 25, 2010

Cutting Back


So I'll never run across a finish line after running a half marathon (13.1 miles).
So I'll never run my dream of 10 miles once a week.
So what.

So this.
I've lost 37 pounds since January.
I've run 8 miles without stopping.
I fit into those tiny little running shorts in a "small!"
I used to wear a size 14, and now I'm a size 6.
I can go without dessert on a daily basis.
I enjoy eating veggies every day.
My family is eating better because of the choices I've made.
Finally, I can chase my twin toddlers around without being out of breath!

Thank you for your kind words of support and encouragement.
The past couple of days were pretty tough for me to face.
To be honest, I broke down and had 2 slices of pizza last night.
I figured that I really haven't cheated since I started this journey last January.
The slices were good, and I was over it quickly.
I have no guilt.

I don't know how Saturday's weigh-in is going to go.
My feet were pain-free yesterday.
Today was supposed to be 9 miles.
I'm not going to do it.
I have come far in this journey to give up.
Yes, it would be easy to just give up right now.
I'm going to continue running, but it will be shorter distances.
I plan to run 3 miles three times a week and run 6 miles on Fridays until my 10K race in August.
After the race, I will continue to run 3 miles three times a week and do a long run of 5 miles on Fridays.
I think my feet can handle that, and my body will continue to lose weight and/or maintain health.
I also plan on continuing my weight training and core work.

Friday's Food and Activities
6 mile run
legs
core work
Latte Gu Gel (before run)
Latte Gu Gel (during run)
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
7 almonds
1 multigrain muffin, 6 turkey slices, basil, tomatoes, 1 TBS BB spread
1 apple
grilled chicken, steamed veggies

Saturday's Food and Activities
upper body
stretch
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
7 almonds
1 multigrain muffin, 6 turkey slices, basil, tomatoes, 1 TBS BB spread
1 apple
Eat what I want for dinner!

Sunday's Food and Activities
rest day
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
7 almonds
1 multigrain muffin, 6 turkey slices, basil, tomatoes
teriyaki chicken, brown rice, veggies


I hope you have a happy and healthy weekend!

49 days and counting until my stepkids leave! LOL!







4 comments:

Liz said...

You are FABULOUS! A complete inspiration and I enjoy hearing about your journey each day. I think I posted this before, but I still mean it- keep up the great work.

slimdreams21 said...

I think that it is great that yo focused on allll the positive things that have come out of your journey. This really helped me. Thanks! <3

Jennifer said...

I give you so much credit for finding the medium between what you "want" and what your body needs. I just finished my first 3 mile run today and I actually thought of you and your blog! It IS an accomplishment and you should be proud of yourself. How many people actually run regularly (and are even capable!)? So...keep up the good work and dont give up on yourself!

Jennifer
http://wecanlosethepounds.blogspot.com/

LeeLee said...

You have come such a long way and I love how you can focus on the positives! We are always going to be faced with challenges, it's how we deal with them is what counts and by you shortening your runs instead of just stopping is truly commendable! Keep up the great work!!