Thanks to Brooke, I have become a member of Tinsel Vixens, a Sisterhood of the Shrinking Pants team determined to keep weight off during the holiday season and to keep up with a regular exercise schedule. My main goal through this is to eat better. My old joke is that I run to eat (which is clearly displayed by many nights at Maggie Moo’s ice cream after four-mile runs), but I want to train better for this halfie coming up, which means eating better.
Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I ate a vegetable. I remember the last time I ate fruit…last week.
So I’m hoping to put away the chocolate pecan pie (tear!) and hot chocolate with marshmallows and ice cream (gasp!) and eat sweet potatoes, winter squash, apples, pears, and more.
Of course, it really didn’t help that I forgot to go to the grocery store and stock up on fruits and veggies last night.
Therefore, this morning, after a very brisk (aka super cold) and short run with the hubby, I headed to the Student Center at work to grab fruit for breakfast. It was pricy, but I’m fairly lazy (so says the person who woke up at 5:30 a.m. to run, but I digress – I am fairly lazy).
Our team goals this week are to exercise three times a week for 30 minutes, eat 3 fruits/veggies per day, and no negative self talk. Frankly, as I’m in the best shape of my life since I was married, that last one is going to be the easiest. Granted, I did not feel very skinny this morning, but I am usually fairly pleasant when it comes to my weight/dress size. It’s really due to the fact that I’m wearing the size I wore in college now. That makes me super happy.
The workouts this week will be rough. I foresee possibly one more 5:30 a.m. run and several late night runs in my future. And very fast runs. Ugh. I like enjoying my run, not clock-watching (at least not until the end).
I’m heading to the grocery store at lunch to grab some veggies (oh, snap, I have lettuce in the fridge – hooray!!!) and fruit to last at least until Saturday.
At any rate, if you want to join in on the fun, head on over to the ‘Hood and join up!!