A few people mentioned it in comments and now I definitely see the pattern. The day after I run, I’m STARVING! I mean nothing satisfies me. I just want to constantly munch. I’m trying to increase my protein but right now all my go to snacks are carbs. I have to start changing my habits, I think, and pack some cheese sticks and nuts. Any other ideas? You’d think I can come up with others. I mean, I was an Atkins girl at one time but I’ve since turned into such a fruit freak.
So this pattern isn’t a bad thing, per say. I can deal with it. However, I have to listen to my body on the days that I do run.
I feel as if I’m not explaining myself correctly let me start at the beginning…
Yesterday I ran 2.5 miles. For the rest of the day I wasn’t actually hungry. I mean I needed to eat but I didn’t have the constant hunger pangs as I did today (now). However, I still ate a lot. Why? because mentally I was telling my body I should/could eat because I ran. Like it gave me some kind of permission to eat anything I wanted.
That’s kind of stupid, isn’t it? Why do I look for excuses to eat?
I mean if I’m not physically hungry and I have no desire to eat why force (maybe force is too strong of a word) myself. Especially when the next day my body is going to tell me to eat! Maybe I need a day to recover?
All I do know is after almost 3 years on this journey I STILL have to tell myself to listen to my body and be aware.
|1/2 banana split with the toddler|
|2 egg Mommy and Me Omelet overstuffed with veggies|
|leftover 7 Layer Mexican Casserole Idea|
|8 oz light flavored yogurt|
|grilled turkey and Veggie Kabobs|
|94% ff popcorn|
|Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Flavored VitaBrownie with a glass of milk|
|45 minute spinning class!|