Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Day 12:205

Yesterdays food control was out of control. For some reason I was really craving bread...and I ate it! I also ate way too much sodium..which I think is the cause of the gain. Today is going to have to be a perfect food day.. no if's, and's or but's.

Speaking of butts... mine was on the treadmill for 22 minutes this morning. Thanks to Laura's advice to slow it down a little.. I was breathing great. In fact.. I wanted to keep going!! (and only made it 2 minutes past my 20 min norm!!LOL) But at least I am starting to find my groove!!

I also managed to do my full circuit of weight lifting! TWICE! Yes, its time to step it up again... no worries.. I am working with a training book, so I am following a step by step plan of getting a toned body... according to LL Cool J! LOL Really!!!

On Friday it will be 2 weeks that I have been faithfully running in the morning and watching my food. It will also be my 1 year anniversary of this blog. Yes folks, it has been 1 year that I have been driving myself crazy with food, exorcise and 'diets'. At first it made me say..'ugh... I should be at my goal weight by now' then I took a deep breath. Maybe it took this long for me to finally get my head right. After all, you cant commit to something until you have it in your head that it is the right thing to do. So it took me a year to get it straight in my head.. can you say stubborn? Yes.. I am. But for the last 12 days I have been doing more then I have all year. I wake up in the morning ready to jump out of bed and run. I don't stand in the kitchen sneaking cookies and chips because I know my hubby would be disappointed if he caught me eating again! I eat healthy...I mess up.. but then I'm ready to make up for it. I am finally ready to get this done. I'm finally ready to live life as a healthy woman... So, Friday will be a celebration of a new year of running farther, eating smarter and reaching my goal!


Laura N said...

That little gain is just from the bread--you're retaining water, I'm sure. Glad slowing down helped. It's easy to get impatient and want to go fast, until you realize you can run longer when you slow down. You are lifting weights--that is awesome! I still haven't gotten to that point yet.

Two weeks is a fabulous amount of time to be consistent--you are really laying some ground work to keep this going for good! And, heck, it took me 11 years to finally get this figured out. I've been struggling with my weight since I was 26. So don't beat yourself up about it taking a year. You are totally right--you've been working on your head, now you're ready to work on your body.

Have a great day!

Pokey said...

Happy Anniversary! That is great! Your hard work will pay off...keep it up!

Funny that you know Angie...she is great! I was definitely nervous about running with an *ultra*, but she was fantastic!

Randi said...

Well happy anniversary! time really flies huh?
I LOVE the LL Cool J workout! I heard lots about it and it totally passes my "real" exercise standard! I'm so excited for you, you're going to see some great results!