Saturday, January 31, 2009

Im feeling so inspired!


my neighbors house...

my house...

me (and boy toy in the back)


ice... ice... everywhere ice...





I guess all it takes is an unexpected vacation from work ...

School was out for four days.
My parent's power was out for two.
My cable was out for 1.5.  **sniffle** 

But, I had actually been feeling like crap on Monday and was DYING for a snow day so I could get tons of sleep and start feeling better.  Well, getting four snow days was way more than I had wished!  So, I'm still not feeling 100%... sinus stuff.  But, I had a lot of time to read silly, girly magazines, sleeeeeeeep, and get some stars for the workout challenge.  (ehem, I'm winning so far, by the way)

The last two days I've done an hour of cardio!  And it feels good to be back in the game since being sick.

I spent a couple of hours today ignoring my messy house and just surfing the net.  I stumbled across a rather inspiring blog post.  And that, my friends, is what got my lazy ass off the couch and onto the treadmill.  ;)    (That, and the thought of telling my boy toy about my second gold star... two days in a row... on the challenge will feel awesome when he gets home!)  

But, mostly I was inspired by the way Brene wrote on her blog about battling addiction and not just alcoholism but food addiction.  The way that she was able to poor herself out there about a topic that most women would fear admitting in public.  It got me SERIOUSLY thinking about my relationship with food.  I enjoyed how she said she had "neutral" feelings about food.  How she says "you no longer run as fast as you can towards the foods that you crave, nor do you run as fast as you can away from it."  This is something that I've been battling with myself.  I often have weeks where I allow myself to eat whatever, whenever.  I also have the weeks where I'm a strict "dieter" type.  And I am then amazed with my willpower.  But, I realize that life is too short to always run from the foods you love, but aren't the best for you.  So, I allow myself to eat them every once in a while.  But, the problem with me is, I have to make sure that my "every once in a while" doesn't turn into every day... that's the problem.  I must make sure that every trip to the grocery store doesn't involve the ice cream aisle.  Because, really, I freakin' love ice cream.  However, I have some serious weight and fitness goals to work on.

Reading her post just made something click inside my head.  I'm not even sure if I can put it into words yet.  But, it's a good feeling.  I've been maintaining my weight for about two or three months now.  And it's about time I started losing again.  I'm ready...


PS.  After three tries this month... I finally made the perfect hard boiled eggs today!  yum!

Cheers to inspiration!
Cheers to twenty-five years!

5 comments:

Run Mommy said...

New to the blog..great pictures! I liked you commentary on addiction to food (I have the same). I eat very few things that are bad for me but perhaps a bit more of the other things than I should! :) I will certainly read more. :)

Carly said...

Great post! That is an interesting perspective on overcoming food issues. Especially for someone like me who feels like I have to be PERFECT on a program. It is a balance game.

Nice job getting four snow days! That looks like quite the ice storm. Sounds like you got some much needed RnR.

run4mylife said...

run mommy- thanks for the comment! :)

carly- I hear ya on the perfection issue. I felt that way on WW. Like if I had an off week it was the end of the world!!! silly silly silly

Steve Stenzel said...

CRAZY photos!! Hope you're doing better (with your cable back... HA!)

Missy said...

I had to change the way I looked at food. It was probably the biggest thing learned in all of training last year - all calories are NOT created equal AND food = fuel. YOU are responsible for a good workout and you're only going to get out of it what you put IN (literally). I had to workout 2x/day most days so I was ~10 hours from my next workout. That meant eating 'good' around the clock. Best of luck and you already know that it'll 'pay off.'