14 July 2009

I Love Running

I love running, but I forgot.

I went for a walk this evening all by myself. I'm working on achieving 10,000 steps a day, which is harder than it sounds. At least I think it's harder than it sounds. Anyways, before I knew it, I was walking faster and faster until I broke into a jog. Without anyone with me and without any music or other distractions, I was able to focus on how good it made me feel to run again. I miss running.

I still felt some twinges of pain in my legs, but I suspect that may have been partly due to me not wearing my running shoes. The real test will be tomorrow. We'll see if I can walk normally or not.

And in case you're wondering, I didn't reach my 10,000 step goal. I'm just shy with 9,405, but you know what? I'm ok with that.


11 July 2009

Bragging Rights

I have to admit that I'm proud of myself. Yesterday was a good eating day and instead of driving up to the drug store at the end of our street when I need to replenish my toiletries, mom and I walked up there. That means I did a good thing for the environment and I got some exercise (by walking more than 11,000 steps!). Hopefully this trend will continue...

08 July 2009

Picking Myself Back Up

I am really disappointed with myself. I've gained almost 20 pounds over the last year, most in the last few months. The worst part is, I'm finding it nearly impossible to pick myself back up and get back with the program.

I eat compulsively, and a lot of the times, I really am hungry. Waking up at 5 to go to work has really messed with my eating schedule. I eat breakfast at about 5:30am before I leave and then am starving again by 10am. I struggle to make it till at least 11:30am to eat lunch, but then am starving again on my drive home before dinner. I can barely make it to 5pm. *sigh* I don't know how to fix this!