I posted in early March that I was going to start back on the WW plan. WW has a new plan , so I had to got to a meeting to learn how this new plan works. So now that I understand the new plan, I needed to get the stuff to work the plan. If you read my last post. You know I have been trying to get one of the new calculator so I would know what the point value of my food was.
Sunday night I had a revelation. I realized that my mind set was not ready to start counting points and a food journal back in March. I have been making EXCUSES. EXCUSES is exactly how I gained a lot of weight in the past.
Sunday night I didn't sleep worth a darn. My inner thigh was aching all night. You don't think it could be because my husband had me picking up rock out in a field and putting them in a 5 gallon bucket. But that's not all, I had to carry that bucket full of rocks to the pickup truck by the road and empty the bucket in the back of the pickup. The freak in wind was so strong I thought I was going to blow away with the bucket full of rocks. And I wonder why I have leg and back issues. The plus side of that I got lots of sun. Always try to find something positive in what ever you do.
I had planned to get up extra early on Monday and get 12 miles in before work. I was so freak in tired, I shut the alarm off and slept till 7.00. By now I'm thinking this is not going to be a good food day. Mainly because when I'm tired I like to eat comfort food. I packed my lunch with the mind set of counting points. I was able to stay focused through out the day. Remembering whatever I put in my mouth, I had to count. I even counted my French Vanilla Cappuccino. After work I was able to get in one hour on the elliptical.
Since I didn't get the 12 miles done yesterday morning, I'm still obsessing on how to get them in. I got to thinking if I can get a good night sleep, I will get up extra early and get those 12 miles in this morning. The alarm went off at 4.00 so I got up and got all my running gadgets on. I was hitting the pavement by 4.44 by what my Chief showed.
I'm trying to transition over to minimalist shoes. I have a pair of the VFF''s The farthest I have run in them is 7 miles. So this morning my goal was to do at least 9 miles in my VFF's and 3 miles in my running shoes. By 9 miles my feet were hurting so I new my feet were telling me enough. Boy when I put those running shoes on it felt so weird. I really like the way my feet feel in the VFF's.
Mile 1- 11.07
Mile 6- 11.31
Mile 8 -11.37
Mile 10- 11.09
Average pace -11.11
Two days down counting and journaling. It takes how many days to change a habit? (21 days) OH Goodness, I still have 19 more days to go to change my bad habits. Hey it is two days down that I didn't have last week.. So my MOTTO is NO EXCUSES AND WORK IN PROGRESS.
How is your week going?
Are you making Excuses?
Are you trying to transition into miminalist shoes?