Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Last Saturday, I was "high" off of my first 10K race.
It has been four days since that wonderful event, and I've been trying to be patient.
I'm "patiently" waiting for my body to recover.
I'm waiting for my left leg to heal from a really bad case of shin splints.
I've been praying that I'm not suffering from one or more stress fractures there.
On a scale of 1-10 (10 being labor pains from the twins)... it was an 8 on Sunday.
Today it's more like a 4. That's wonderfully better, but not 100% better.
I was planning on doing a 3 mile run on Thursday, but I'm going to wait until Friday and do one on Saturday too.
I think it'll be okay. I'll just wrap it.
I told you that I will be doing Insanity twice a week and running 3 miles 3 times a week (Insanity in between). I still plan on doing that.
I'm signing up for a 5K in November and February. They're only $25 per event, and you get a fun sweatshirt to go with them!

I have a confession.
For the past couple of days... I've been eating cereal twice a day- breakfast and lunch.
I've been eating two fruits and then a healthy dinner. Last night, I broiled some salmon and sauteed spinach. It was delish. 
I guess I'm tired of the same old tortillas and english muffins. The twins have really hit the "terrible two's." This means they're pretty frustrated because they know what they want at a time yet they don't exactly have the words to tell me or my hubby. It's very frustrating for all of us.
So... I have to practice patience.
Patience with the goal to lower my fat percentage.
Patience with the yucky stretch marks and extra skin on my belly from having twins.
Patience with the screaming and frustrated twin toddlers.
Patience with meal-planning.
Breathe, I say to myself.

How are you dealing with your "get healthy" journey?


Debbie said...

Patience is not one of my strong points. I am having to learn it though. I like your pictures..

Jennifer said...

I like the new look to your blog! Yes, patience. I have a 2 year old and a 3 year old. One year apart. And yes, communication skills will make it better with time. But until then you will learn patience! At least I did :) It was either that or insanity. I chose patience :)

I hope you feel better soon. I posted how awful I felt for a few days after "that class" I took, so I know how you feel. Keep positive girl!


Girlie said...

Hello M!! I just got caught up on all your blog posts. First of all, congratulations on doing your race and completing it in such a stellar time! Also, I think 125 is SPECTACULAR. I would drop dead (not really... but I might pass out from excitement) if I ever was in the 120's.

Patience and weight loss are enemies... I think. I think most people lose patience and that's what makes sticking with a healthy plan so difficult. But, I know that you are more patient than the average person; it's apparent in all the things you've accomplished! Again, congratulations on all the great goals you've completed.

PS. Your legs look so tiny in your pics! Jealous!! :)

Jennifer said...

Okay....all signed up for my first 5k. Thanks for the motivation!