Thursday, April 22, 2010

Three things Thursday...

First, I don't know why, but I decided I needed to race again this week so tomorrow I am running Crystal City 5K can I get a PR in the house pleasssssseeee running gods?

I am just tagging along with three things Thursday this week, my brain does not seem to be able to cough up anything else!

1. Holy workouts batman! I decided on Monday, that I do not push me body hard enough, fast enough for long enough! Sure I can run, sure I can finish a race, but I bet you I can do it faster, and I bet I can run further! and I am not actually betting you guys as much as I am betting myself! Also on the days I don't run I absolutely have to do some other form of exercise, another bet I made with myself! This can be riding my bike, aerobics, weights or my current fave Jillan's Shred....TODAY I can barley cough, sneeze, laugh or lift my children without wincing, all for 20 minutes on level two with Jillian, it actually is really painful, feels freaking awesome!!!

2. Also, on Monday (wow I thought a lot on Monday) I decided I was not eating right, when I decided to start running it was to loose some weight and to do something I have never done before, I relished in the "thing I have never done before part" and not the loosing weight part! I hate to admit that, and don't get me wrong even without being overly strict about what I eat I have lost weight, inches and changed my body SOME.....but I want to be able to quit the hunkey chunky running Mom club before long(and be in the speedster,marathoning Mama club) and my Brie and triscuits with Honey is not helping me get there!

So I have gone Psycho on my booty and have been making much better choices about what I eat! I have always been able to consume large quantities of food! Yup I can take out a whole pan of brownies, an entire brick of cheese or half of a large pizza all by my little lonesome! Not to say I am proud of these things, just saying this girl can eat! When I was nursing, people would laugh at the amount of food I would consume, I guess they just weren't expecting a chick to eat like a 500 pound Man! SO instead of consuming junk,(that would not keep me full) When I get hungry (and decide I could eat a small horse,) I make a giant salad with many veggies, and fruit on the side and I consume without guilt! I was starving at lunch today, I was able to put away, half a chicken breast, 3 cups of salad greens, 1 cup of broccoli, 1/2 cup of carrots, a spinkle of cheese and one tablespoon of dressing! Packing in the veggies and fruit feels great! and I feel really good too!! Eating right is really a fine tuned balancing act! and for me a work in progress.

3. Excuses, I told you the other day I have been making excuses! I really have been whining and complaining about whatever I can latley! So much so that I am driving myself nuts. So I decided that also needed an overhaul. Sure I am having some leg pain, and some Achilles problems, my days are long (but who's aren't?), I am tired after getting up with Itty bitty who is teething (again), so on and so forth blah blah blah....I also want to loose weight and be faster so what is all my complaining getting me? NOTHING, NATTA, ZILCH, ZERO......So it's over, I am no longer making excuses for myself and I am going to do everything I can to complain less, about everything including my in-laws haha just kidding they are great wonderful people whom I don't ever complain about! But you get the picture, instead I will be trying to find things I am thankful for! Thank you to all my friends in both the real and blog world who have listened to my bitching' for far too long..I am sorry I promise to try harder! Tonight, I put this to the test, actually all week Hubby has been away, and I could have easily made excuses not to run or cross-train but I didn't!! Tuesday, I ran with the stroller, yesterday I did shred during nap time, today I began to blow off my run when I decided I had no reason to, and although I only got two miles in because by time I got out there it was dusk, dark fell on me quick, I still got two miles in!! Take that excuse maker!!

Ok All this hit me on Monday!
Dear,Rude awakening,
You caught me, I hear you loud and clear I am trying to change, please bare with me while I try my best! Thank you for shaken my ass up and bringing me back to reality!

so so proud of all you Boston bloggers, I watched some of it in complete aweee...I would be lying if I said there was not some spark of "hey I want to do that one day in me" yikes I think my heart just skipped a beat, mostly I just want the Jacket...and if you have ever seen my jacket collection you would know that if I had to run 26.2 miles for the awesome Jacket I would freaking do it! Yup I am bazzzaarrr like that! and don't say to me "you can just buy the jacket" I already know, I want to freaking earn the jacket!

Ok so maybe that was more like 110 things but I had a lot to say, the creative juices just didn't start flowing until I started typing! Happy Friday tomorrow!

Today I am Thankful for a supportive community of friends and family (bloggies included) who know how to hold me accountable for all the ridiculous things I manage to sign myself up for!!!

What are you thankful for? Do you ever make excuses?


  1. I just love reading your blog! You say you complain a lot, but you sure do make me smile.

    This is a great honest post. You have some great, new goals. I'm sure you will be able to reach all of them.

    I can't wait to see a post someday with a pictue of you and your jacket from the Boston Marathon! The sky's the limit!

  2. Wow that was a lot for "3 things"!

    Keep up the good choices.

    I try not to make excuses. I usually just get out there and do it. Bubt...Sometimes the weather is an issue for me so that might be an excuse I use to not do something.

  3. Well yay for enlightenment, right?? Girl you have a lot going on and good for you everything you wrote seems like very positive changes to make a few I should implement myself (healthier diet and excuses both are constant struggles for me.) Great post. :)

  4. Hey! I'll be at the 5k tomorrow night! (Most likely wearing Boston gear...I shouldn't be hard to spot!)

  5. Once I started running, it didn't take me long to figure out how much diet affects performance. I knew I would never be a fast runner, but I wanted to kick it up a notch when it came to muscle tone and abs. I cut out fried foods two years ago. That one change sparked a lot of other healthy changes in my diet. Strength training helped a lot too. I love the changes that you mentioned in your post...It is amazing how a few small changes can make such a powerful difference! Happy Weekend!!!!

  6. Good luck at the 5K! Go get that PR! Congrats on stepping up your mental game this week!

  7. sometimes you just hit a point where you decide to change things; that's awesome. That's how I started running & eating better, too. :) Just don't forget that everything is best in moderation (even moderation)

  8. Wow girl you are inspired and rarin to go! Good luck and have fun at your 5k. You never know, you may be wearing 'the jacket' sooner than later!:)

  9. Sounds like you are making some great choices now! How did the 5k go for you? I think I'm going to volunteer and maybe run next week, so are you planning to go next week?