Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Lights are Misty in the River

Morning foggy views are the best.
Two morning runs this week AND one evening run. Not too shabby. My legs are happy like, oh hey, we remember this. Running is fun!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

I Was Working in My Lab Late One Night

I wandered around my house most of yesterday evening, picking up pieces of Halloween candy, putting them back down. Looking at the carbs in my cereal. Putting it back. I wasn't hungry. I had a super filling dinner of homemade turkey stroganoff with zucchini noodles. But, my mind wouldn't let it go.

After the boys were asleep and Hubs was home I decided to hit my home gym. I haven't run in a while because of a nagging hip issue. But, with my mind all jumbled and the giant bag o' Halloween candy in the house, I NEEDED to do something. I ran a mile on the treadmill. Funny thing, my treadmill is stuck on an incline right now. I'm guessing it's about a three or four, but not sure. Anyway, it means I am running uphill so I struggled. It was a brutal run and a brutal mile, but I stuck it out. then I kept walking until I hit thirty minutes of activity. After that it was weights. I know my body is adjusting to lower carbs, I can tell from the way it felt to workout. Good news, the weights felt GOOD. I was afraid I would feel shaky.

When I was done with my workout it was back up to my kitchen and Temptation Island. Again, I pondered the candy but there really wasn't anything calling my name. I brushed my teeth, read a little bit, and went to bed. Well done, me.

I've decided to make my weigh-in days Monday. I have a tendency to use the weekends as an excuse to slack off and I don't want to do that. I weighed in on Monday and was already down a couple of pounds. This morning as I passed the scale in my bedroom I hopped on. And I am down another 1.5 pounds.

Do I think my weight will continue to drop as quickly as it has once my body figures shit out? Nope. But I am going to enjoy it while it lasts!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sugar, Awww Honey, Honey

I have learned, the hard way, that I have what some may call, a bit of a sugar/carb thing. As in, I love them. I love them soooooo much. I want to make out with them. I want to draw little hearts with my initials plus SPAGHETTI or FRENCH BREAD.

You see where I'm going here?

I always do better with dieting, eating, and working out in the fall. There's less going on, it's cooler so running outside is much more enjoyable. So I've come up with a November challenge for myself. I'm going to go low carb/higher fat and protein. I started prior to November 1st because I wanted to be in my zone by the time the 1st rolled around.

Good news, when I weighed myself to get my starting weight for the month I am already down almost four pounds. And that's without adding in any exercise. Funny thing, cutting carbs = waaay less energy for me. I know it's my body adjusting to burning different forms of fuel, etc. It still sucks. Needless to say, I have had zero energy or willpower to do anything more physical than march around my house to get my 10,000 steps in.

As I've worked my way through the "carb flu" I feel more and more like myself and like working out. It also hasn't helped I got hit with this wicked cold going around. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel with that one, as well.

Alright, lower carbs here I come!

If you're a lower carb eater naturally, or are doing the same thing, please feel free to share some yummy recipes. I have made a few which have been good, but am always open for more suggestions. Oh yeah, and welcome to the 2010's, Meg, I tried zucchini noodles for the first time (hello spiralizer) and absolutely loved them. I sauteed them with a little bit of butter before adding my sauce over them and they had the texture of REAL PASTA. I am for it!!