Friday, February 15, 2013
run your heart out
For most people January first is the kick off to get in shape and cut out almost everything in our diets. I on the other hand took January and decided to be lazy and eat whatever I wanted. Like I didn't get enough sugar from the months of October through December. And going for more than a walk to the park made me want to hide away under the blankets and watch another rerun of Gilmore Girls. Totally pathetic. I was so irritable and grumpy and felt pretty crummy about myself. Exercise is something I value and respect but for one reason or another I couldn't get my feet to push it pass a shuffle. Sometimes I feel alone in the 'workout department', and find it hard to motivate myself. David isn't keen on exercise, which would make it easier but I can't rely on someone else to get me moving.
So a couple of weeks ago I forced myself to stop baking just for the sake of pleasing my sweet tooth. (I have a very serious addiction to sugar. I swear it's an addiction! I go crazy around 8 pm, searching the kitchen for anything remotely sweet, only to find nothing because the smart part of me doesn't buy treats. I hate that person at 8:04 when I've resorted to eat plain greek yogurt with honey.). I'm trying to eat healthy and fresh and organic. Whenever I feel like I'm itching for sugar I make a cup of tea, which is in NO way the same but it's mind over matter, and try do busy myself. I sound like I'm trying to ween myself off of meth. But seriously I have a problem!!
Along with that I'm working out and it is sooo good! I'm sure I look pretty sad out there trotting along to Justin Bieber, but each day I feel stronger and go longer. I have always turned to running and it hasn't disappointed me yet. I'm grateful to my legs and lungs and feet. They are brave and kick butt. I encourage anyone feeling in the dumps to tie those tennies and get moving. It's hard at first, really hard but I promise it pays off! I feel strong mentally and physically and for that I'm thankful.