Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Let the challenge begin!

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!!

10 comments:

Aleta said...

I need workout inspiration. I was doing so well with working out before the cruise to Hawaii... I didn't gain any weight on the cruise (imagine that!)... In fact, I lost one pound. Lol. But... now, I don't have the motivation to start exercising again. HELP!!

SusanD said...

Ok....I am so doing this! Because for breakfast I had apple crisp. Yep. Baked it last night. Ate some then too. And a cookie. Hey. They had regular oats and butter. Aren't both of those in food groups? ahaha. I love having accountability partners. Blessings, SusanD

Brooke said...

We are so the same - I am training for a marathon, can run for 3 hours at a time. Yet sometimes I call my husband on his cell phone when I need something and I'm upstairs and he's down. :P

Rachelle said...

Good for you. I really need some workout/weight loss inspiration. My problem is I just don;t want it bad enough. Sigh...

septembermom said...

Oh no, you're making me feel guilty for my recent chocolate splurging! LOL. I think this is a great and admirable challenge. I wish you the best of luck and I know you'll do wonderfully.

Kim said...

atta girl.. going the extra 'mile' (spending the extra $) to get that f/v in this morning!

f/v r my strong suit when I think about it, working out, going to take some work!

sara said...

really? you can't remember the last veggie you ate?!!! I grew up in the era that at every dinner, you have to have a protein, starch and something green!!

and I so don't comprehend Brooke's statement that she can run for 3 hours...HOURS!!! I am now seriously feeling my age!

msxj said...

Challenge here we come! Good job in making the whole fruits and veggie thing work even though you weren't quite prepped!

misti said...

Accountability is great!!

I don't need help staying away from desserts...not really a sweets person. However. I need someone to tell me a) to get my butt on the treadmill/to the park trails, and b) NOT eat my weight in turkey and dressing! =D

Jenn V said...

That's a great idea, and very do-able goals, which is so important. I'm usually pretty good about living healthfully, but last night after a ahrd and very busy day, I came home to find a box of chocolate fudge on my front porch. A little boy who was selling for a fundraiser had dropped it off for me. Needless to say, hard day+chocolate=Jenn diving in!