and we’re off!
Yesterday I was back with the free weights. And back…. can I say observing what I ate and drank? I’m tracking, and that of course in and of itself helps me to make some wiser choices, but I’m not actively trying to change what/when/why/how/how much I eat just yet. I think a few days of observing, analytically, what I’ve been eating, will really help me zero in on my trouble areas. It already has. From 7AM to 7PM I am your picture-perfect eater. Healthy, whole grains. Lots of fruit and vegetables. Meals of approximately the same size, with a snack or two as needed, but always fruit or veg. Once 7PM comes, however, all hell breaks loose. Maybe it’s the physcial act of changing my youngest child into pyjamas: it signals to me that it is finally evening, time to stop being “mom”, and time to start relaxing. Relaxing, apparently, is code for mindless snacking and imbibing in a couple glasses of wine.
It’s obvious I need to create a new evening routine, one that doesn’t revolve around wine and snacking. But, man! I love that down time so much!! Convince me that I can find that time without a glass of vino, a bowl of munchity-crunchities, and Twitter. Seriously. Convince me. What evening routines do YOU have to suggest? What do YOU do?
Today I completed my first run for C25K. It went well, I think. Ironically, my lungs seem to remember how it’s done It used to be that, when I would “try” to run, my breathing would be all erratic. Today? Smooth as silk. But my body? Felt the extra year I’ve aged since last time. And it felt the extra 10-15 pounds I’m carrying since the last time I ran. And then I stupidly didn’t take/make the time to stretch or do a bit of yoga after the run.
Much like I didn’t bother to stretch after yesterday’s weights workout. I’m currently walking around the house like I have a log up my ass. And the husband is currently chuckling with mirth.
So, I’m on my way. The challenge at the Sisterhood starts bright and early January 1st. That gives me about a day and a half to figure out that evening routine, and to finish organizing my plan of attack. Because I will be in full-on attack mode from day one. I have a race on March 3rd. I’m not hauling and extra 15 pounds across that finish line!