Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Blizzard of Oz 2011

Our C25K progress has been put on pause momentarily. It's much too cold and snow packed to run outside and our 7 day trial at the Fitness Center is up. I suppose I could pay the $3 each time we go but they have already called me twice about signing up for a membership-something I'm just not going to do at this point. Furthermore, my running partner has hurt her knee so she is giving it time to heal. We made a deal today that we would run for sure on Friday. That will put us at Day 3 of Week 2.
I tried to run off the program last Sunday. It was cold outside but not snowing yet. I ran really well for the first part of my run but then I had to start doing intervals again. I was still proud of myself. I did much more than I could have a month ago, for sure. When I got home, however, I felt so out of it! My face felt swollen and I was so exhausted. I'm sure it was a funny sight.
School started up again on Tuesday. Already I'm worried about my ability to keep up my workouts when the workload begins to pile up. I'm determined to make it work even though my priority will always be school work over working out.
My food intake has been pretty good lately. My husband brought me some Oreos home today. Time for a treat! I deserve it...right?
All that this weather is making me want to do lately is sleep and eat. And I've done a bit of both. I don't feel guilty about it. I'm not about to deny myself the occasional Oreo--I feel like my personality would create some dangerous back and forth with food and that would not be healthy. It's important to be realistic with ourselves when making fitness goals so that our lifestyle change can be more permanent. I can live without my iced white chocolate mochas everyday (whoa, never thought I could say that and mean it!), but I have a sweet tooth almost constantly so I have to find something to fill that craving or I will go crazy and eat a pint of Phish Food when I get a chance. My favorite thing is trail mix with chocolate chips or the desert yogurts. It's enough to curve my craving but I don't feel like I just binged when I'm done. And I can have one everyday and still stay on track.

What indulgences do you allow yourself when you have a fitness goal? What can you live without?

1 comment:

  1. I am so sick of this snow.
    I wish McPherson athletic centers weren't so expensive!!!