Monday, December 20, 2010

Fresh Start

A "fresh start" to my dieting or eating plan use to be a regular thing. I use to have this thing where I couldn't start again if I blew it unless it was a Monday or a 1st of the month. I would binge guiltlessly until then. I haven't had any "fresh starts" in a while, even though I haven't been tracking my points (sad to say). But I have been watching fat intake due to gallbladder, and I still train and exercise, and certainly no binging.

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 starting resuming WW again on the 1st, and my weigh in's on Fridays. I've always liked weigh in on Friday because then Friday or Saturday I can use my weekly points and it doesn't effect the scale.

I look forward to 2011 and all it holds. I will I hope to reach goal. But I will not put a stamped due date on 140 like I have so many times in the past. But I will say I am focused and ready to track and stay faithful and keep training and being active and see what results I will reap.

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 :)


Kelly said...

7 miles? That's insane girl! Good for you!

Adrienne said...

Thank you! :)

Kimberlynn said...

Good for you Adrienne! It sounds like you and I were both moved by that post from Kelly. She's absolutely right. I hope you get back to tracking soon. It makes a big difference. I've been tracking faithfully for seven months. It feels like second nature to me now.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Adrienne said...

That's awesome Kimberlynn! 7 months? Wow!

SeattleRunnerGirl said...

Congratulations on your awesome 7 mile run!!!

Adrienne said...

Thank you! :)