Not too late for New Year's resolutions
Sunday, January 15, 2012
UGH.... I love the start of a new year. It's like a new beginning. So I had all sorts of big and bright ideas (not really resolutions, lol...) for the start of 2012. Then I got side tracked with my Mom's health issues, and her eventual passing away and my eating and exercise just went out the window. I was using food as a way to numb myself. And sure enough the scale reflected it. 149.8 lbs. EEEK! Even my sweats are too tight. So I decided yesterday I was done.... If I kept on down this path, I would be right back up to 200+ lbs again in no time. I put on over 10 lbs in less than a month! That's how bad and out of control my eating was.
I had a successful day yesterday. I almost started binging at the hockey game when my son sat down beside me with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. OMG it smelled so good! I told myself I didn't eat spaghetti squash and salad for dinner just so I could come here and have a cookie. But then he showed me how it was SO freshly baked that it immediately turned into a gooey, chocolatey mess. He had chocolate everywhere. Ewww.... So gross.... Totally averted a binge.
I went running yesterday and it felt great! The weather was perfect. I did 1 min walk, 1 min run intervals and completed 4 miles in 49 minutes. My goal this year is to run injury free the whole year! That means learning from my mistakes. I have got to stop focusing on my times, especially during training runs! And I am going to have to hold myself back and take it slow. My tendency is to push myself and end up with a painful pulled muscle. NOT what I want to do.
Here is my "plan" for the rest of the month. Just writing it down will keep me focused.
--- Exercise everyday. Not strenuously everyday, but at least a walk.
---Binge free! I am not going to track calories for now, just going to eat balanced meals at scheduled times. I know what I need to do.
---Stay off the scale until Feb. 1st. Goal is to be under 145. I like my monthly weigh ins.
---Get back tp the gym in the mornings before work. It is super early (have to get up at 0330!), but the benefits of it are really worth it for how it makes me feel the whole day. And once I do it a few days, my body realizes it likes it and it isn't so tough. (Right now I am in a get up as late as I possibly can, and then come home and take a nap after work, making me feel groggy and exhausted all day. Morning workouts give me energy to sustain me the whole day and then provide for rock solid sleep at night).
That's it for this month! Going to turn it up for February, but right now I am just getting the junky, sugary cravings out of my system and slowly bringing exercise back into my life. Summer is coming and I want to wear my skinny summer clothes!