The Zone

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Yesterday I went to the gym late in the day. It's summer and it's hot! Even inside of the gym (go figure). Thank God I was able to run for 30 minutes straight. I don't run as fast as some of the other patrons (members or whatever you call people that show up) but I'm not about comparisons. I'm just happy I'm able to run!
Walking helped me to combat stress but running takes it to a whole new level. I feel a great sense of accomplishment after I'm done and my shirt is all wet. Now, that was an experience! I've come a long way since the days where I refused to exercise because it'd mess up my hair. Boowhoo!
I'm supposed to exercise in the am today. I'm glad about that. I had a peanut butter (honey roasted) and banana sandwich for breakfast. I believe that will give me the fuel I need for this workout.
I heard that when you run you get on some type of 'zone' at some point. I keep looking for this thing. I guess I haven't found it yet. Running has been such an exciting experience for me and I thank God for it.
I've been revisiting my weight loss/health reasons lately. It's not so people can tell me how little I am. It's not for looks only but it's for health, so I can have more strength and so my family can benefit from it. Motherhood is definately in our future plans. I want to have a fit, strong pregnancy. I've been in this journey long enough that eating everything I want doesn't make sense, eating for fuel does. There's a magazine out there called 'Fit Pregnancy.' I admire moms who stay fit during their pregnancies. It looks like they have an easier time. By being in the gym I hear tons of stories about instructors who taught classes up to the week before they had their children. Wow.
* So, I did run this morning. There was no zone but the tired zone. One of my friends (who's a serious athlete) told me that it's hard to work out when you run in at night and then have to turn right back and face the gym again. Call it scheduling issues. The important thing is that I showed up! Legally I have trained 3 times for the 5K. I'll run again, probably not tomorrow. I might do some walking but we'll see.
* Since I've been rambling a lot, I want to confess that I have been eating well but I haven't been writing down everything I eat. I want to fix that TODAY. I can't get complacent until I get to my normal BMI. Just 10 more pounds and the rest is an even greater gain.
* Train 3 times a week for the 5 K (done!);
* Write everything I eat on food journal;
* Get enough protein and dairy every day;
* Get a manicure and a pedicure;
* Go to the gym at least 3 times this week. (done!)