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
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!
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?