This fitness challenge is getting DURTY. Just kidding, but I do have a few thoughts on the word ‘sweat.’
1. I’m obsessed with my new work out clothes that wick the sweat from muh baadee.
2. I am really loving the Argus app – it combines pedometer/water calculator/weight manager/activity log/social competition. Just ask Lois she is getting fierce with the daily step competition.
3. Running – last weekend I set a new best (in the last five years) of 2 consecutive 8:30 minute miles. I ran between 6.5-9 and when it was over I was sweating and felt the strong urge to spew all over the gym. I, however, refrained because I like Planet Fitness and do not need to be kicked out for “jillian michaels-ing’ myself. YOU CAN GET OFF THIS TREADMILL WHEN YOU PUKE, PASS OUT OR DIE!!!
The time has come – I need to start caring about my body’s well-being. Since the move and especially during my thesis process I have allowed myself to eat, drink, and be merry oh and a couch potato. Eating Subway for breakfast and lunch is kind of embarrassing – the cleaning people at work probably wonder who eats all this processed food in just one day. Well I’m changing that. So many of my friends and favorite blogs show me amazingly healthy alternatives and recipes and I’ve got to ‘give a damn’ again. I am also posting about this so that I am accountable i.e. next time you see me scarfing down a Kuma’s burger please remind me of this post okay?
Now I’m not going to say ‘oh I NEED to lose weight’ because honestly yeah that would be great, but I’m not setting myself up for a ‘failure’ if I succeed in eating well but not losing weight. I’m sure my weight will reflect a healthy diet so I’ll just wait and see what my body thinks. I recently bought ‘the most hated celebrity”s new cookbook – Gwenyth Paltrow’s “It’s All Good” and I really love the recipes in it. It basically spans from a very clean method that could be considered ‘cleanse-like’ to just healthy satisfying options. I’m just trying to get the processed out of my life, because it really doesn’t make me or my wallet feel good.
Also I’m going to start riding my bike to the train and then from the train to the gym after work. I need to get moving and I am not a morning person! It’s also time to dust off the old Yogaglo account and start practicing with Kathryn Budding again. I love her she’s so nice and comforting.
So with that I ate my last ‘ramen’ bowl for lunch and had McDonalds for breakfast (be jealous I got the burritos and it was AWESOME). I’m going to Trader Joe’s tonight and thus the new adventure of clean eating will commence. Oh also for motivation – I’m going to a wedding in July – no one wants to look bad for those photos. It’s on.