Monday after my RPM class I decided that I wanted to get outside and run, heck its in the 60's this week any runner who passes up a chance to get outside is nuts. One of my students, Tiffany, came along. I wanted to do about 8 miles running from the riverplex across the river to East Peoria and then back to Peoria and to Lower Glen Oak Park and back. Well about 4 miles in I felt a stitch in my lower right calf at 4.5 I had to stop and try to stretch it, continuing on a different path I made it to about 5 and a quarter miles and had to stop. :( Doing a littler searching I think its just a strained Soleus muscle. So today I pushed it through a 10 mile run , yes I know that was dumb but it felt fine until I started running and I hate stopping something once I already started. I'll take the next few days off, do some ice and stretching and work a little on it with a roller pad thing ma-bob. Anyway I've had a lot of "welcome to the club" since finally hitting an injury, just the kinda welcome I love to receive!
A GRIPE: Okay so I'm so tired of hearing chicks whine about their weight and inability to lose it. I know I know I'm a hypocrite because I used to be that girl. But I USED to be that girl so I can complain now. I get so annoyed that when they gripe I give my 2 cents on what they can do to change it and I get excuses as to why they cant do this or that. Or that they may just have a thyroid problem (FYI-that is actually pretty rare) or that they are just destined to be this weight cuz they are older and their metabolism is slower. Or they eat healthy and they exercise but they still gain weight. Or that because of their genes they are just built that way. I know, I've been there, I felt that frustration and I've used every single one of those excesses. For YEARS I tried to lose weight and I swore I was eating right and I just had to work out more. Never worked. Then put a surgery on top of that and I was 168lbs at 5'1"! I gave in and joined Weight Watcher and in 5 months 30lbs literally MELTED off my body. It wasn't hard, I wasn't hungry, I didn't work out more. I just learned how to eat the right way! And yep even had my thyroid tested to, it was fine. No diet or exercise GIMMICK is going to get you slim, you have to commit to being healthy and you have to commit FOR LIFE. That is what people forget those two words "FOR LIFE". You have to make time for yourself and say no to others, you don't have to work out 5 times a week for hours (unless you enjoy that kinda thing) go 3xweek for 30 minutes and you WILL see a change WHEN you pair that with a healthy diet. If you think your eating healthy and your still NOT losing I will bet you 10 bucks your not eating as healthy as you think. Stop making excuses and do the work and I promise you that you will lose weight.
Jan. 1st 2010
PS: My weight loss has stalled the last few months not because I can't do it but because I'm not trying as hard, I'm enjoying foods a bit more. But the great thing is I am ENJOYING foods that I love and not feeling guilty. I take accountability of what I consume and either work out a little more or eat a little less the next few days. But in those few months I am proud to say I HAVE NOT GAINED! I'm 33 and in the best physical condition of my LIFE! And I couldn't be any happier even if I was not lot lose another single pound.