I have been struggling with tracking for almost 2 months now. I know this is why I have not been losing, because when I track and really stick to my points, or calories, I lose! YOU can lose weight with out exercise, and you can't lose weight with out keeping track of your food. You must read it here: I absolutely love this post from Kelly, It's about the Food. Of course, with Christmas coming, I have been very busy shopping, hosting family, ect. I can specifically remember the last several New Years eves, eating and celebrating, and excited what the next year would hold, always in hopes of me reaching my goal weight.
I've decided to give myself a new fresh start. I am taking this last 10 days of December and enjoying the season and NOT feeling guilty. I'm going to refocus and refresh my desire to track. I look forward to
I look forward to 2011 and all it holds.
I am proud that though this season is busy, I have still been active. In fact.... today I RAN 7.03 miles!! No that's not a typo.. I really ran that far!! 7.03! Whoo! I had to stop to pee twice, and once to cut my toenail because it was cutting my other toe and making it bleed. Other than that, no stops and no walking! 1 hour 34 mins. I put that run off all weekend, but finally did it this morning.
I consistently hit a wall at mile 5, and I want to walk so bad. I push through and it gets a little better. My knees and my legs H U R T like no one's business. Next weekend is 7 miles again, the weekend after is 8, then 9 and so on until the half marathon.
In case your wondering... my running schedule looks like this [this is what I TRY for anyways],
Wednesday- short run- 2-3 miles
Friday- Medium run- 4-5 miles
Sunday- Long run-7 miles, 8 miles, 9 miles, until 13 miles.
Last week I only ran the 1/2 mile on the treadmill [in 5 mins :)]. I felt like I really needed to rest after the 12 miles I did on foot in Santa Monica. I am still hurting... I need a hot Epsom salt bath! Oh and I will still work hard towards my December goals :)