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Getting my run on.

Starting Over Again

I didn’t want to come back here until I’d done something.  Sure, Sunday I went for a short “run” but it was extremely hot out and about 1.85 miles into it I started feeling light headed and nauseous so I packed it in and went home for a total of two miles.  It was not my best effort.  But Tuesday night, after several days of bad eating (more on that) I kicked my butt (Kris kicked it too) into gear and went to the basement.  I got on the elliptical, streamed a British comedy (IT Crowd) on Netflix, set the timer for 40 minutes and started ellipting.  There were so many times when I gave myself permission to stop short but I didn’t.  I did the full 40 minutes.  Sure, my legs were tired but I wasn’t exhausted.  I did it.  I did something at least.  That duathlon is rapidly approaching and I am anything but prepared for it.

Now about the eating…I was doing so well!  And I still am during the day at work.  Of course that’s only because I bring all my food with me so I can’t screw it up too badly.  And I’ve done a respectable job at avoiding all the “free food” traps set out around the building.  But at night lately I haven’t done as well.  Some of it is emotional eating.  When I’m upset it’s easier to finish the kids’ uneaten dinners, snack on the now gone bag of chocolate chips, etc.  But I don’t need to sabotage myself.  I’m unhappy with my current weight and body shape.  Exercising and watching my nutrition are the only ways I’m going to be happy again with my weight and body shape.  Last summer Kris told me he liked my back.  It was starting to show some muscle.  I’ve lost that with the baby weight gain.  I want it back.  So, I’m starting over again.  Back to exercising regularly and back to watching my nutrition and holding my calories to under 2200.

1 Comment

  1. by Tiffany, on August 14 2010 @ 1:37 pm


    We all start somewhere, and we all come back from somewhere! Welcome back! :D

    You and I seem to have similar eating issues, perhaps. It will get better. Every morning that you wake up and realize that you did an amazing job the day before is so worth being good. :)

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