Due to a busy schedule, unexpected home repairs and a ton of meetings, I wasn’t able to eat as healthy as I had hoped. I ate out almost every day, consumed more calories than I should have and didn’t run nearly as enough as I needed. And I put on 2 pounds.
But I got back on track today.
Woke up early, lifted (back and shoulders!), ran about 15 minutes on the elliptical, ate well (minus the two slices of pizza I had for lunch), ran another 50 minutes on the elliptical when I got home, had chicken and veggies for dinner and still have about 650 calories I can eat before bed.
I definitely hit a milestone in my return to fitness. Just 5 months ago, if I would have fallen off track like that, I wouldn’t have gotten back on track so fast.
Being healthy is just part of my lifestyle now. And it feels good.
And apparently I inspired a bud to do the same.
So watch us on Twitter as we try to start a health revolution with our new hashtag: #witnessthefitness
This hasn’t been the best week diet and workout wise. I have had a lot of unexpected projects I had to do around the house - like fixing a toilet that kept overflowing its tank and replacing the kitchen faucet after I broke the handle (in case you didn’t know, I am the Hulk and ripped it right off!). I thought the faucet would be an easy change, but it required a few trips to another town, as I bought the wrong size, a trip to the hardware store to buy new water supply lines and lots and lots muscle. Follow all that up with multiple meetings this week, and I had little time to work out.
On top of that, we had a birthday party at work, so I ate pizza for lunch, was tempted and bought chocolate covered peanuts and woofed those down, ate Burger King after replacing the faucet, since it was 7 pm and I had a meeting 20 miles away at 7 pm (yea, I was late) and had multiple snacks at said meeting. Last night we had a cookout for some friends who were in from Mexico, and go back tomorrow, and I had two helpings plus desserts (yes, dessertSSSS).
Surprisingly, I haven’t gained much weight, which is amazing, but I feel BLAH.
Time to get back on this horse and beat it to the bloody ground, which loosely translates to: I did an amazing back workout and jumped on the elliptical for a short, but intense, run.
I ran for the first time this summer. I’m not a runner. Put me on a bike, and I can pound out 20 miles no problem. Make me run…I’m lucky to hit a mile.
Just pulled out a 1.25 mile run followed by .75 mile walk. I probably could have done the full two miles if I didn’t feel like I was going to puke after the first mile. Still - that’s a great start for me!