I joined Carolyn's summer challenge. The two goals I set for myself to accomplish in the next 8 weeks are 1) to exercise 5 times a week and 2) run 7 miles without stopping. I didn't put a weight loss goal because I usually find that when I do that I get disappointed and frustrated. It's taken me 4 months to lose 10 lbs so it's been sloooooooow. But focusing on the exercise and running goals motivates me to keep going. I didn't get my run in yesterday because of the weather but it's bright and sunny today so I'll definitely be doing 5.5 miles today!!
I'm having such a hard time with cravings lately. I don't know what it is but suddenly I want all kinds of sweet, processed stuff. That stuff is so addicting! Once I have a bite, I keep craving it for a long time. I've also let artificial sweeteners creep back into my diet and they always make me crave the sweet stuff!
I've made a commitment to myself that today I will follow my eating plan and won't have any nibbles or straying off the plan. I have to think about it one day at a time. (Plus I always eat healthier on the days I run so it's totally doable.) So, here's today's eating plan--
Breakfast: 2 Kashi waffles, 1 tbsp. peanut butter, 1 banana
Snack #1: 1 plum, 1 kiwi, 1 cup pineapple
Lunch: leftover Turkey Sausage and Spinach Lasagna Rollup, huge salad with spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and 1 tbsp. dressing
Snack #2: Clif Z bar
Dinner: Fajita burgers, Rosemary potatoes, peas, salad
This is totally doable! I think I'll have some calories left over so I might have a glass of chocolate milk before bed.
I'm so anxious to go running that I want to go right now and it's 8:30! Must get some work done first!! Running will be my reward! Funny, that I think of running as a reward now instead of a punishment but what can I say...I love to run!!