I can’t remember if I told you, but I registered for the Philadelphia Rock and Roll 1/2 Marathon. I need something to work towards and weight loss isn’t cutting it. Gosh that sounds bad as a weight loss blogger, but it’s true! The more I live my life the way I want to live it, the less I care about the number on the scale.
Right now I weigh exactly what I weighed in high school, and I hated everything about my body back then. Now, at almost 35, I think I look damn good. Maybe it’s my age or the fact that I had 2 kids. I really don’t know.
What I do know is I love the way I FEEL when I’m running. I like setting fitness goals and competing, not with others, but with myself.
I don’t know what all of this means, but I’m excited! 6 years ago tracking points and watching the scale kept me motivated. I’ve gradually moved on from that, adopting more and more healthy habits and becoming a bit of a fitness fanatic. Now training for events drives me. (click here for the half marathon I just posted)
Do I want the scale to go down? Sure. Part of me will always be tied to the number, but I refuse to let it define me or my mood. Instead, I do my best to love the body I’m in while treating it the best way I know how.
Not sure where all of this is coming from. I just feel like a bad weight loss blogger because I’m in such a different place now, then when I started.
Anyway, here’s the food journal today…
|A ginormous bowl of Uncle Sam’s with Almonds and every berry in the house||This was AWESOME! I added more strawberries, raspberries, blueberries than cereal and topped it with almond milk. pure joy! LOVE berry season!!|
|A bit of cheese and some nuts||Set up a photo shoot for a project I’m working on. Cheese and nuts were the props. I couldn’t help myself.|
|Quick Turkey sand on a small whole grain bun with a ton of pepper strips on the side.||Lunch with the husband|
|Some fresh berries while preparing dinner||Was making a mango berry salsa and I had t nibble!|
|2 tilapia fillets with Mango Berry Salsa, quick fried rice and some peas||Will post about this on GreenLiteBites tomorrow! It was so fun!|
|Banana soft serve with a few cocoa almonds||I was craving this after my run!|
|3 mile run! Check off day 1 of my half marathon training! It was an awesome run too. Went after the kids were in bed and only stopped once 2.5 miles in. It’s getting easier and easier!|
|better! Took my vitamins at lunch.|