Good evening all. Hope your Monday wasn’t too terrible.
I have a few things I need to clear up. I was re-reading some of my posts from the last few months, and I realized that there is some insight missing. I’m sure there are some of you who have read all about my diet and think, wow, how does she do it? How does she eat the way she does, not exercise, and stay healthy? HA! The truth is, I can’t, and I don’t want anyone thinking I can.
I am about to throw myself way under the bus.
I have obviously been in a serious fitness rut, mostly because I hate it. I have ran for 3 yrs now and I still hate it. The whole time I’m thinking, “Am I done now?” ” Can I stop?” This combined with my delectable diet has caused me to gain a whopping 10 pounds since June. TEN! Now to some of you, this may not sound like a lot, but for someone like me who is 5’2 on a good day, it’s extreme. I am finally putting a stop to the madness for a few reasons.
- I have two pairs of pants that fit me, and a closet full of pants that won’t button.
- My thighs hurt after a day of walking in my Ugg boots….That’s a problem.
- My asthma has not been behaving.
- Soon people will start asking me when the baby is due.
I am not blaming anyone but myself (except my husband and his unbelievable cooking), and I have come to terms with a few things. I have chosen to live a certain way. Sure I could just make chicken and brown rice every night and have cereal every morning, but where’s the fun in that? Where’s the culinary challenge? Where’s the flavor?
I have chosen to live a life full of food festivals, red meat, full fat recipes, and make your own 6 packs. It’s a life that I love, and I need to start balancing.
So over the past few days I have dusted off my sneakers and hit the pavement. I’m not going to lie, it’s painful! My legs are not happy to be out of hibernation. At least the scenery was pretty.
Saturday: 3 mile run at Cushing
Sunday: 45 minute walk at the dog park
Monday: 4 mile run at Cushing
My calves are KILLING ME, but my body has already began to feel better. I just hope I can stay on track and remain consistent. I’m certainly not changing my diet, only my portions and the frequency of which I eat. Hopefully my pants will fit again in time for Thanksgiving… perfect timing huh? haha
Ok, dinner time!
Do you like to exercise?
What are you having for dinner tonight?