There you have it. I eat when I’m stressed. A lot. Mostly chips. I am lacking the shut off valve when it comes to them. If I have an extra large bag of chips, I will mindlessly eat the entire bag. Add that to the fact that I’m not running a lot lately and you’ll see that it’s not a good combination.
I’ve gained weight.
My clothes don’t fit the way I want them to, which makes me grouchy.
I need a change. A major change.
What’s a girl to do? First and foremost, I am going to journal what I eat beginning TODAY! That was the best way for me to keep track of what I put in my mouth. I’m not going to get any fancy apps to track what I eat either. I’m going to do it with an old fashioned paper and pencil, in a notebook.
This is going to hold me accountable.
I am also going to eat clean. I have a great new book written by fellow FitFluential, Angela, to read tonight and this weekend with some fabulous, easy recipes in it. Don’t worry, I will share my review with you next week. I'm very excited by this. Just glancing through the recipes, I know I'm going to love them!
In addition, while I’m easing back into running, I’m going to increase my cross training. My week has looked like this so far:
- Tuesday: 45 minutes on stationary bike, 1 hr circuit training (back, arms, shoulders, legs), 2 x 1 min planks, 10 pushups
- Wednesday: 1 hr circuit training, 2 x 1 min planks, 10 pushups
- Thursday: 3 mile run, shoveled 2 large “scoops” of bark mulch (it counts)
|3 miles done pain free!|
The plan for the weekend is to run 5 miles on Saturday and then 15+ on Sunday. This is down from the 8 miles/22 miles plan for my ultra training. Right now it’s more important to not be in pain.
|Big boots to fill! This is what we wear when we mulch!|
What have you done when you get in a funk? I am refocused and ready to go!