1. I wish I was as a dedicated healthy eater as I am an exerciser. Nothing gets in the way of my getting my workout in. I just do it. No excuses.
But as far as eating goes I can find many reasons to be less than good. Part of my problem is I am either great or terrible without a lot of middle ground. "I had a piece of cake so I might as well eat a lot of other stuff I don't usually eat for the rest of the day." Now I am a fairly intelligent person so I can see why this is a bad idea on so many levels but truthfully it is how I operate. Right now I am in a totally eat what I should frame of mind. I generally count points (WW). Here are a few examples of my "goodness."
Monday lunch was provided at school for teachers. I brought my own from home.
Snacks being shared and passed around at meetings - no thanks not even a bite.
We went to a party where there were many good things to eat. I only had veggies.
Part of the reason I do this is because I know once I go "off" it's all over for a little while. Stupid stupid stupid! But when I am in this frame of my mind I have a great time sticking to eating well and enjoying how my clothes feel. Mind you I am not wearing many of my pants yet but the ones I am wearing are comfortable again! I just need to keep it up. And if I have a piece of cake, oh well, don't blow the day!
2. Can I say that once again I am having some great treadmill workouts? Wed. night I ran 6 + miles on the treadmill increasing the speed with each song farther "up" than usual. Monday night I had an awesome speed workout on the treadmill. And tonight another awesome run on the TM. My TM runs are much faster than my runs outside, mainly because I set them that way. I have a race in a week and a half and I need to see if I can actually get up a little speed in the great outdoors!
The only thing that almost interfered with a great TM run was the last two days when I went to work out someone was on MY treadmill! Fortunately each day the other person got off within 3 minutes. Was it the scowl on my face? The tears running down my cheeks? It doesn't matter.......I could use MY treadmill after all.
3. Tuesday I swam a mile. I wasn't fast and I'm sure it didn't look good but I had a blast. There was one other guy there and myself and then he was gone. Once I was done and showered there were about 8 people in the pool so I was thrilled I had timed it so well. I'm relaxing a little (for now) about my swim in the tri but I'm sure my anxiety will heat back up. I know I can swim it though. The next question to resolve is whether I need to try and get a wet suit.
I am thinking I am going to have a snow day tomorrow! I brought home things I need to work on over the weekend in case. It is a pretty lousy forecast and not changing. Fingers crossed and pajamas will be inside out!
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