Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ups and downs

I think we all go through the peaks and valleys of being both enthused and annoyed by diet and exercise. I'm certainly no exception. From my "I can't wait to run attitude" in previous posts, one might think I never get tired of it. Well, I do.

Last night, I had a 5-7 mile run planned. Exactly how long I ran would depend on how my legs were feeling. Before even hitting the pavement, I was dreading it. There was no particular reason; in fact, all the variables were lined up for me to have a great experience. The weather was pleasant, I had no specific aches or pains, and I still needed to try out my new Hospital Hill sweat wicking t-shirt. Still, my heart just wasn't in it.

If I wasn't trying to maintain a 100-lb weight loss, I would have just skipped it. But, once again, my accountability to myself, as well as my blog readers, kicked in and I put on my running shoes. One great thing about publishing my planned workouts on this blog is that I'm a lot more likely to follow through.

My run wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great, either. I don't think a single endorphin made an appearance. Additionally, I almost got run over twice, and I think I ingested 3 insects. But, at least I did it. I got in 6.3 miles and felt better for having pushed myself.

In other news, I'm happy to report I haven't fallen off the diet wagon since Sunday. I know 2 days doesn't seem like much, but when you think about food pretty much 24/7, it's a big deal. Without all the sugar and other junk in my system, I feel upbeat, strong, and confident. It's still a struggle not to eat 5 bowls of cereal sometimes, but for now I'm staying on top of it.


elife said...

yay! you're so inspiring.

MB said...

You are such an inspiration. These are the things I need to learn ... even after being successful at losing 100 pounds you still need to work at it.