This week I jokingly thought that I need to "rent" someone's treadmill. But I really have been thinking that I may need to sign up at a gym so that I can use the treadmill to get runs in.
What do you do to beat the heat and get your runs in?? Any pointers for me?
So.... these are my confessions.....
Last Week's Mileage....
8 miles planned / 4.83 miles ran
And here are my desires....
This Weeks Plan...
- 2.5 miles
- 2 miles
- 4 miles
My biggest struggle right now is the big D word , my.......
I have been wanting to post about this for quite some time, but honestly have been kind of dreading the topic and having to confess my badness. The crazy thing is that I am currently taking a NUTRITION class and it hasn't gotten any better at all. Now, I am just very knowingly eating poorly. The day of my long run last week, I ate TWO fast food meals! TWO! That is when I said this is redonkulous!!
My goals for my running is not only to run and run and run, but to lose weight and lower my BMI!! One thing I HAVE learned from my class is that my weight, body proportion, and diet all put me at much higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke and other illnesses. That scares me more than the thought of never losing one pound. I work in a hospital where many patients come in all the time with illnesses that can easily be avoided with a healthiER lifestyle - high blood pressure, young people with strokes, obesity and more. I don't want to be one of these people that get sick when it could easily be avoided. I owe myself better than that because I AM better than that.
I have looked into getting a Registered Dietitian to help me, but my health insurance doesn't cover it and it isn't cheap to pay for it out of pocket. I am thinking about Weight Watchers, but haven't quite decided on that. For some reason, I don't know if I want to do a "program" because I just want to learn to eat "right" in a way that is realistic and doable for me and my family. I know a dietitian could help me with this because that is what they do, but I am not sure if Weight Watchers does the same. Bottom line is, I don't want to "go on a diet," I want to live healthier.
I know that at home I do OK, but my problem is the indulgence of sweets and junk food (fast food, delivery when working, etc). There is a way to "treat" yourself without over doing it, I just haven't mastered it.
I just know that this is something I HAVE to do. I HAVE to do it for ME. I HAVE to do it for my munchkins. I HAVE to do it for my husband. I HAVE to do it for people out there that think they can't.
I just HAVE to do it - NOW.
"The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they'll ease
Your will they'll mend
And charge you not a shilling."
~Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990