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I tried really hard today!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Today was a jogging day, and I did the best I could... which was REALLY hard because it felt like it dropped twenty degrees, AND it was very windy! I got a lot of cold air in my lungs, which hurt after a while! But I finished both my walking laps and my jogging lap. I had to walk and catch my breath four times on the jogging lap, but each time wasn't for too long.
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But when I realized that I wasn't going to catch my breath only THREE times, I wanted to give it up and walk the rest of the way back to the house... It was disappointing in several regards. One, that I couldn't go as far as I did on Wednesday, and Two, that I would want to give up after that little bit of disappointment! It's sort of disheartening to realize just how ingrained my bad habits and negativity are. I made myself do that last jog section, and it lasted for a good five minutes! Whew! I finished the jogging lap! Yay! Today, that was a victory in and of itself.

I had leftovers for lunch, but apparently it wasn't enough because I was hungry again within an hour... and by that time I had gotten out the chocolate chips and sugary baking items for an experiment... And I figured that if I didn't eat something I would start scarfing down all the sweets I was making... so I grabbed a blueberry yogurt and ate that for a snack...

My baking experiment today was peppermint fudge...

The middle of mine are pink because I think peppermint ought to be pink or red.

I did eat a teaspoon full of the chocolate fudge that I scraped off the side of the pot, but right after I ate it I said out loud, "That wasn't worth it." I kind of surprised myself with that.
The fudge has to sit in the refridgerator for quite a while, so I had my first piece after dinner.
It was pretty good! I wanted to eat more, but I stopped with the inch square piece... although since it was in the corner it was a little bit curved...

I've been trying really hard to behave today...
and I successfully finished my jogging lap
Successfully burned over 500 calories (I was 33 away after my walk and jog, so I just had to add a few exercises to get over that 500)
Successfully resisted the chips, the dip, the soda, the pie, the cookies, and the toffee.
Successful baking experiment completed
And the laundry got done, too!

So trying really hard today... has some awesome results!

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    I have days like this almost EVERY day. It just seems that the more pain I am in, the less I want to move. So instead of my normal 129 minutes of fitness today, I did 30 minutes of walking. I have some severely herniated discs in my spine as well as arthritis and other crap that fights me every day, but I know that moving is essential.

    Tomorrow I will get back on track and do todays workouts since tomorrow is a rest day. I am just swapping my rest day, that's all.

    But congratulations on getting through today and looking forward to tomorrow!
    2833 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8522718
    The fudge looks awesome!!
    2833 days ago
    Every day you actively do something like complete your jogging or CHOOSE whether to skip, limit or indulge in something tempting, (as opposed to mindlessly eating) you learn something that will help you later as you encounter the same feelings. You're doing well. I keep telling myself that baby steps eventually lead to confident, mature ones.
    2833 days ago
    Being able to talk to yourself is POWERFUL. (I mean, it can also be weird and awkward if it's out loud, but let's just ignore that part for now).

    I love that you are making mindful decisions about food, rather than being a victim to your circumstances. When I get in the habit of making "good" choices, I find myself wondering why I don't do it more often - I get such a high off of doing GOOD things for myself!
    2834 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12063550
    Congrats on the jogging!! You're doing great...
    2834 days ago
  • ADORE83
    Hey hun, sounds like overall you had a pretty great day full of victories and you should be proud of the obstacles you over came. I have lots of days where I have a hard time motivating myself to do what I need to and this week has been full of cravings! We all just have to celebrate the good things we do for ourselves day to day. Good for you emoticon
    2834 days ago
    Being able to ACTIVELY CHOOSE to eat something and to ACTIVELY CHOOSE not to eat more than you should is the key. Sounds like you did pretty well. Temptations are tough.

    And good job jogging!

    Make it a great day!
    2834 days ago
    Well done for going jogging even though it was cold. Maybe it didn't go as well as you'd have liked, but it was certainly better than staying in and doing nowt. The fudge sounds like a lovely treat too.

    Good luck!
    2834 days ago
  • RG_DFW
    We're all tempted... I think it gets easier over time, though
    2834 days ago
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