Friday, November 26, 2010

Too Cold/Stuffed/Shopped Out to Run?

Happy Belated Thanksgiving...or Happy Black Friday? I've been so busy at work that I haven't had much time to blog. Heck I really  haven't done much of anything but work. I've been running but that strained calf/soleus really put me back for a few. I'm doing fine now but I hate the cold. I love to run but I hate the cold. I'm totally lacking in the motivation to get moving. A week ago it was beautiful out so I did lace up and head out for seven. However I got the RT's an that's always no fun. And then 1/2 way through it started to mist and by the time I got to  my last mile I was just not into it. The past few weeks I've done some 3-4 mile treadmill (TM) runs and those just blow chunks. I have a feeling this winter will be long. Today I bundled up in extra layers and hit the Riverfront to try and run of a few turkey pounds. I was slow but the good thing was is I wasn't cold. I sweat up a storm but after the run I was Frrreeeeezzzzing. And that just turns me off. I was thinking about how when your cold you can add layers until your warm but I'd so much rather sport some shorts, a tank and my Nike's. I don't mind the long pants/shorts thing but it takes forever for me to warm back up after a run. I makes me worried that I'll lose my running gains that I've made if I don't continue to push myself during the cold months. I guess I need to start doing some research because I feel that I'm just not going to be much of a winter runner. Tomorrow I want to run 6 miles but I know I'll have to do it on the TM and I know I can do 6 if I focus. I ate so much over Thanksgiving (and still have one more dinner to go and desserts ahhhh) that I need to run, I must run, I HAVE to run.

The downfall to weight loss...I always feel like I have to do this or I have to do that or I'm going to get "heavy" again. And lately I've had serious scale issues. Every single time I step on the scale instead of seeing a # that is 130-something (my actual weight) I always see a 150-something. Same thing when I step on the TM to run and when it asks for weight I always start with 1-5 and then have to push the back button. I'm not obsessive...yet...but whenever I do eat the not so healthy  or bigger portions I get fearful that I'm getting comfortable. Ahhhhh anyone else who has had big weightloss and body changes have things like this happen to them or am I just crazy?


  1. Happy Thanksgiving Anna!!! I hate to break it to you, but for all of us that have wieght problems, we will ALWAYS have weight issues that we will need to deal with. It's way better that you accept that now and know that you will always have to exercise and watch what you eat rather than be like me and your Mom and never reallyw ant to accept it and roller coaster for years. I think we both FINALLY got the message that we will always be a weight watcher. I do hear you about the image, I always expect to look for a bigger size, being something other than a "plus" size is not in my image yet. You look amazing Anna and it is well worth keeping up with you will always feel better about yourself. Run Anna, Run!!!! LOL!!
    Love ya,

  2. A lot of us that do WW have an addiction to food. Drug users can give up the drug they are addicted to. Alcoholics can give up alcohol. But we need food to survive. Which means having to be conscious of what goes into our mouth.

    Society doesn't help. While others many argue... it encourages obesity, which only makes it more difficult.

    You are doing great. You look amazing! You feel amazing! Remember that this is a lifestyle and you can't be perfect all the time.

    PS: So I just remember that when I was picking my random days off for next year. I choose a thursday and friday in april. I think its the last weekend in April (i'd have to check). I'm thinking...... a trip to chicago if you're interested? :)