Fox and Broom

A mom's adventures in keeping healthy, keeping her sanity, and making stuff.

A Mid-Week Update

Until today, I had done well with my meal plan. Today… I just couldn’t seem to resist chocolate. One day of indulgence isn’t too bad. I just need to be sure to control my impulses for the rest of the week. I am looking forward to my run tomorrow. I wasn’t able to run on Tuesday. We had doctors’ appointments and Sammi needed more blood work done. Bleh. However, I did walk all around Pike Street Market. If you haven’t been there, it is a huge place. It was my first time seeing it. I don’t know what I expected, but it wasn’t that lol. I enjoyed myself and Sammi seemed pretty interested in all the goings-ons as well.

I have changed gyms. I decided it was not worth my time to drive all the way out to my old gym only to get in maybe 10 minutes before the nursery calls me in to take care of Sam. My new gym has all the same classes, is nearly $40 less per month, is 5 minutes from my house (rather than 30 minutes), and I can receive passes to visit other gyms across the country (will be handy when I visit my bro and mom in December). I will miss the indoor track. A treadmill really isn’t the same as running on the ground. However, I haven’t even been going to the gym to run. I have been going to the animal shelter walking paths. So, I think it all works out. If the weather is really too poor for me to run outside, I can use a treadmill every once in a while.

 

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4 thoughts on “A Mid-Week Update

  1. Indulging on occassion is perfectly fine. I use to beat myself up over it. But if you do that, you will most likely fail. I would suggest allowing your self a little bit of cheat time each week. Not much, but a little.
    I have been trying to lose weight for years now. It took me until recently to truely understand it. Understand what I was doing wrong and what works for me. What helped me was joining weight watchers. I was only in a few months, but I learned the system, learned a new way to cook and a new way to eat. It totally changed my life.
    I found what works for me is just going with the flow. I’m not gonna beat my self up if I don’t live on 100% water, if I occassionally indulge in a diet soda or a glass of tea. I don’t beat myself up if hubby fixes me a bowl of regular ice cream now. Because now its a small scoop and I’m satisfied, where before it was a bowl full. Food is no longer my enemy. lol. If I’m hungry I eat. Small portions, but I eat.
    I also exercise as much as I can.
    I dought I am anywhere in as good a shape as you sound to be. I couldn’t run if I tried. (And no one would wanna see that) lol.
    Keep up the good work! You can accomplish anything!

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    • Hehe. Thanks for the pep talk. I’m actually pretty sure people don’t really want to see me run. I just do it. I am slow and uncoordinated, but the rush is worth it. My goal at the moment is to make it to 2 miles in 30 minutes, then to the 3.1 miles for a 5K.

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  2. I love Pikes Place, it always has the most interesting shops and places to eat. Good luck on your weight loss journey.

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  3. You run! Lucky you! My knees would up and leave my body if I tried to do that, heh. I always wished I could, but alas, no can do.

    Be gentle with yourself regarding your indulgences…it sounds as though you are taking more steps forward than back, and if chocolate enhances your enjoyment of life, so be it. Anyway, keep up the good work! (Is there any less hokey way to phrase that?)

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