Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tuesday Update

Boy do I love me some women's gymnastics. I am glued to the Olympics coverage tonight.

I wanted to check in, for accountability's sake. I have been true to my word and have not stepped on the scale. You know what? It's helping. I've been making better choices and sticking to my plan better. Today I had to talk myself out of stopping at at least five places on the way home from work (I swear I'm on autopilot and my car will just automatically steer itself into the Sonic drive through). Instead, I came home, ate a good dinner, and treated myself to ten chocolate chips. It's just enough to curb the sugar cravings and get myself over it.

As for exercise, Monday I did two 8-minute runs on the treadmill! That is the most I've ever run at one time in my life EVER. The bad part is, my Achilles tendons were killing me today. They've felt better as the day has gone on, but I'm feeling a little skittish about tomorrow's run -- it's one 20-minute run. YIKES. My hubs is doing a good job of giving me pep talks and not letting me get too negative about it. I'm definitely doing it outside though. I'm totally weirded out about treadmill running, even though there were some good things. Good: kept pace, shoulders/arms stayed more relaxed, felt good during. Bad: tendon and hip pain the day after. I guess the best thing would be to mix it up and do one treadmill run a week.

So there it is. It's been a nice couple days free from the tyranny of the scale.

9 comments:

Z said...

8 minutes! wow! that's more than my mere 2min so keep on keeping on, girl!

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

OMG- I know about the Olympics. I can't stop watching. Way to go on the running.

Amy said...

I can relate to the autopilot mode. I was a fast food-aholic before banding. Now, once a week (if at all) is my limit. Still temping as all heck though.

Amy said...

I can relate to the autopilot mode. I was a fast food-aholic before banding. Now, once a week (if at all) is my limit. Still temping as all heck though.

Amy said...

wow, apparently that was so awesome I had to say it twice. sorry :):

Ronnie said...

I just know when we step back on on Friday, you'll see a loss! I'm so proud of the great work you've been doing lately. :)

The Cozy (not crazy) Coconut said...

Good for you on the running 8 mins. I couldn't run 5 mins without stopping and now - as you saw - I made it to 60 mins yesterday. Planning your REST days is CRUCIAL to your knees and ankles recovering and your muscles repairing themselves. I also learned that you have to ENJOY what you're doing and STOP pushing yourself and beating yourself up over not doing better than you think you should be. I'm happy to share my running plan with you - it was created by a professional runner who WINS marathons. He knows what he's doing and built a program that allowed me a POSITIVE experience. What I learned the most from him is that you have to create a Positive experience and if you're exhausted you need to stop and always go easy on yourself. It made all the difference to me and I still have to focus on stopping so that I always have a good experience and positive mental attitude about it!

PS - one of the gymnasts last night is from my city - Virginia Beach! :) We watched too!

Julie Taylor said...

Woot woot! I can't wait to start trying to run...keyword trying! Not until I find a sportsbra that holds my sweater puppets down! :)

MandaPanda said...

Great job!