Thursday, June 10, 2010

Going the Distance.........

K so today I attempted the 5 K distance.  No race just covered the miles.  I was able to jog almost the whole way!  Whoo hoo, go me!  I'm not proud of my time 45.36 but so what.......slow and steady wins the race right?  I'm short with short fat legs and less than 6 months ago I couldn't run for 60 seconds without thinking I was going to die!  I walked about the first 5 min to warm up and then I walk/jogged the last 1/2 mile.  I'm glad I tried it and I'm glad I did it.  I'd like to make a point to cover that distance once a week.  I'll do my regular 2 miles the other run days and then one day cover this loop.  It's up hill, down hill, over different terrain which is nice.  It's pretty cool that this loop from my driveway, out into the country, around to the highway, follow it back into town, then the back roads back to my driveway is exactly 3.1 miles so that's awesome!

Anyway, food isn't going to well.........I got nothing to say in my defense in that regard.  I made a poster with my slogan "Half ass efforts yield half ass results and will never get you half your ass!" and hung it up next to the computer.  I also made a poster of No No foods and hung that on the cabinet. 

As I've mentioned before, my motis apperandi is losing rather easily, then gaining.  There never seems to be middle ground with me.  It's a super ball.....quickly down, and right back up.  I've never maintained a weight for any length of time....well......I can maintain 230 till the cows come home......of course then I look like one of the cows, but I digress.  I have to take it one day at a time.  I've been really thinking about my triggers and I know what they are, I just don't know how to eliminate them from my life. 

Till next time...............I'll be unTHICKINandworkinonTHINNIN!

1 comment:

  1. YOU DID AWESOME!!!!! I'm so proud of you for pushing yourself to the 5K distance!

    I'm still pouting about my road. Felt bad today so I switched my off day out. First day in three weeks that I missed a run day. But I don't guess it's really missing, if I make it up on my regular off day.

    Your poster slogan is too funny! I have been known to put my "fluffy" pictures on the fridge. But the husband finally asked me to take them down.

    My eating is more under control now than ever. Keeping my calories right around 1200 a day. I thought I would be starving but I've actually gotten used to the lower calorie count. Sometimes I have to make myself eat something cause it's not healthy to restrict them much lower.

    As far as the triggers, you can't eliminate them, just have to find other ways to cope with them. Substitute a healthy response. I'm not tellin' you nothing you don't already know.

    Keep up the good work!


If you'd like to comment, I love to hear from folks and I will do my absolute very best to comment back or answer any questions!