This is not May weather!! I can’t stand it. I live in NY for a reason. We’re not supposed to be having this humid Southern heat. I’m so sticky and gross. There’s no way I’m running in this heat. And to top it all off, there is a tornado watch in effect. What is this? Kansas??
I ate like crap this whole long weekend. From burgers to Doritos to too many beers to ice cream…I have such little willpower on weekends. This was a long weekend to boot. Today I had not one but TWO PB&J sandwiches for lunch with Doritos. Why oh why do I do these things to myself? I know when I’m doing it that I’m going to regret it, then I do, yet I still do it. I did get my mile run in yesterday and Friday, so that is a plus. I hope I keep up my motivation to run!
I’m down 1.4 pounds!! STILL not under 240 but so so close. I weighed in at 240.4 today.
I ran my mile in 13:36 today!!! That is my new record. Each day this week I’ve improved a little bit more. I am so proud of myself. I stretched before which helped out with the leg cramping a little bit.
I’m up early, which is no surprise since my body is completely adjusted to waking up at the crack of dawn. I stepped on the scale and really really didn’t like what I saw. I’m going to drink some water and see if I can get the number down a little bit…I don’t know if that’s even possible but I figured I’d give it a shot.
So while I pound water I’m watching So You Think You Can Dance. I freakin love this show! I need to do some laundry and the dishes…and also figure out how to eliminate our budding ant problem.
Once that’s done I’m going to go out and run my mile (stretching first!) and try to beat my last time. It’s probably a good idea to do it this morning before it gets too hot.
Then I’m heading up to Higley where my parents are camping for the weekend. I want to go to the beach and hopefully go in the water…I bet it’s still pretty cold!
We have a half day with students today and then it’s a long weekend! I am hoping I am able to avoid all of the temptations that will be coming my way with Memorial Day weekend. Also, I plan to run tomorrow and Sunday…keeping up this every other day thing.
Wish me luck with my weigh in tomorrow! The scale has been up all week…so we’ll see.
I totally blew my own mind and beat my mile time today by 46 seconds!!! I ran it in 13:42 today. I could really use some advice. I had this really terrible pulling feeling in the back of my calves when I was walking and running. It hurt so bad that I really had to slow down at the end. Any advice for preventing this??
1. It is so hot out. And it’s only May. It makes me wonder what the summer has in store. I am not a fan of extreme heat. It makes me really irritated. Maybe we need to go A/C shopping…or maybe even pool shopping!
2. My husband and I are watching Top Gun. Everyone says it’s so shocking that I’ve never seen it, so I’m giving it a shot. I had know idea Anthony Edwards (of ER fame) is in it. Tom Cruise used to be cool, pre-Scientology.
3. New sneakers + new Ipod = motivated Sara! I really like that the ipod has a fitness mode that tracks time or distance while playing music. No need to estimate distances when it did it for me. I did a mile in less than 15 minutes. That is pretty slow, but I’m going to work on that.
4. Only 49 days until we go on our 1 year anniversary Carnival cruise!! I could not be more excited. Cruising is definitely my favorite vacation!
Weight Loss Challenge Day 13-Are you losing weight in a healthy or unhealthy way?
I am 100% losing weight in a healthy way. I truly believe that’s the only way to do it. Fad diets and crash diets and starvation will only work for so long. As soon as you go back to eating normally, the weight comes right back. I joined Weight Watchers back in January and I am really pleased with the success I’ve been having with the program.
I always have been. I’ve never even been able to run a mile. I’ve never been able to run even a QUARTER of a mile. I’m not sure why my goal is to be able to run a mile. Maybe because that’s what we had to do all through school. I dreaded mile days, because I was so embarrassed to always be one of the last people to finish. I want to be one of these people who LOVES to run. Why can’t that be me??