First let me say I took it easy on myself this week. You may have noticed No Question of the Week and no Thursday Thoughts. Don’t worry I will be back next week with those regular features, promise. :) I just needed a break.
If you’ve been following my previous posts so you know about my struggles this holiday season. I don’t know what was up with me. I definitely gained. I can see it. I can feel it. I’m not surprised. My activity plummeted this month (combination of not running in the cold and a busy holiday season) and my eating skyrocketed.
I’d be motivated one day and stuffing myself the next. It was weird.
Well not that weird. I definitely could see the start of bad cycle happening. Actually I described it like this a few days ago it’s so true…
You feel like crap because you ate like crap. Yet you want to continue to eat crap because you already ate the crap.
So I decided to break the "crap" cycle. Yesterday I went to Weight Watchers for a meeting and a weigh in. I knew I needed to go but I really didn’t want to see the number on the scale. I was worried it would effect me too much and I didn’t want to "feel like crap" all over again. I was working too hard to pull myself out of the cycle.
My solution was to weigh in blind. I asked the receptionist to just jot the number down and not tell me. Not a word. I didn’t want to know. Right now my weigh-in book is securely stored in my purse and I refuse to look at it until next week when I go to weigh in again. And I WILL be going to weigh in again. I NEED the accountability.
So far my little plan is working. I’ve been motivated since that meeting. Yesterday I had a little get together and made some hummus with fresh veggies and shrimp cocktail. Today, thanks to my friend Carrie, I ran a 5k this afternoon. I was planning on a run anyway so when she called I was all over it. What a great way to start the New Year!
I didn’t do half bad either. Running 3 miles in 30 minutes and that was with a few slow downs (dropped my kids, slow start – no chip).
I am SO glad I did it. I had a BLAST and it gave me the running bug back. My running really plummeted in December with the cold weather but I’m totally ready to start my training for the 1/2 and full marathons. Which by the way, I’m working on my training schedule. I plan on posting it, along with my 2009 goals, to a separate page tomorrow. I’ll keep you posted.
Other then the 5K I actually took down my Christmas Tree today. As bad as it sounds if I don’t take it down early I start to get depressed. Normally we wait until the weekend after New Years but both the husband and I had a shot of motivation this morning. Honestly, with the toddler helping, we had more fun taking it down then we did putting it up! No busted string lights to worry about! :~P
Overall I couldn’t have asked for a better New Years Day. How about you? How’s ’09 treatin’ ya so far?
Here’s my first menu of ’09.
|yelatin and mango… toddler and i had a blast making it this morning.||2|
|the rest of the turkey soup – it was a bit extra||5|
|a few leftover cold shrimps||2|
|huge bowl of spaghetti squash with my sauce, 1 turkey meatball, 1 turkey sausage and fruit for dessert||6|
|popcorn with the toddler||2|
|fudgy peanute butter vitatop – review coming soon||1|
|soy crisps with some black bean dip||4|
Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.