Saturday, November 27, 2010

Maybe I figured it out...

So my post complaining about putting on weight yesterday. Well, I measured myself and I am the same, if not a little less in measurements, so maybe Mark is right, and I am putting on muscle, not fat.

I know that I also need to curb my lack of self control when it comes to eating unhealthy foods. I was sooooo good, and so healthy earlier this year. I knew that I should not be feeding my body fatty, calorie laden foods, chock a block with High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated fats and salt. But I guess that the past few months two things have happened. Firstly, life has been very busy and being pretty much the lone chef in the house means I get bored sometimes of having to create different meals all the time. And because Mark has the ability to eat whatever he wants, he doesnt always measure things when cooking. Plus when he cooks, it's almost MORE effort for me because I have to stand there and tell him what to do. Not being a bitch...if I were to make bookshelves, he would have to stand over me to tell me what to do.

Anyway, I think the second thing is that I feel like I am missing something right now. I desperately wanted to go on holiday next year but it looks like it is 99% impossible because I have to reapply for my visa in March, and I cannot leave the country until my visa has cleared. So we cant book a holiday because it could end up a massive waste of money if we cant go. So basically I am a big Debbie Downer, wishing I could do all these things I cant do, so instead I eat, because I do very very well at that.

I need to get back into my healthy eating mind frame. I dont think I ever really lost it, but now while I am stuffing my face with pizza or fries, I know that I should not be doing it, but I do it anyway, because i feel I deserve a treat.

Bottom line, I need a vacation, but will not get one in the near future. Yeah I know I have plenty to be thankful for. I know. I know. Instead I will stuff my face to try and be happy. But it makes me even more sad.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Running is making me fat

Shame on Dan who told me that when running he can eat and drink whatever he wants and he dropped a shed load of weight, etc, etc.

NOT FOR ME!!! I have been eating out  a little more than usual lately, but have certainly been steering for healthier options but I have been putting on weight which is super frustrating.

Maybe it's something in the water in this country. Before I moved to America I could absolutely eat whatever I wanted and not put on weight. Now I wasn't in the best shape of my life. Bugger it, I weighed 2lbs less than I do now! But I could eat ANYTHING, including one day where I ate Burger King for both lunch and dinner.

Nowadays I always eat a super health breakfast, a relatively healthy lunch but unless I stick to around 500 cals for dinner with high protein, high fiber and low fat I just get fatter and fatter :( I generally am happy to be watching my calories but bloody hell it gets so boring and exhausting!!!

 To make it even harder Mark eats and drinks whatever he wants and stays the same. I cook myself a meal, measure everything out...and he just throws it all on a plate. Men are so lucky!!!!!!!!!

Yeah so thats my whining for the day.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

We did it - our first 'Long' run

We actually held off on doing our long run yesterday, instead heading to the gym for a quick 10 minute run, then 20 minutes on the weights.

Today though we did it! We went out and ran 3.1miles, around our neighbourhood in the beautiful weather. It was sunny and not even cold.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A busy, exercise filled week!

Well we certainly got back on track this week. After recovering fully from Strep (it took a while) and bracing ourselves for some cold-ass mornings, we got back on it and slotted ourselves right back into the Shamrock Half Marathon training schedule for beginners.

At the start of the week Mark and I could both feel how we had been out of the game for a few weeks. We took more frequent breaks, and it took longer than usual to do our run.

So the past few days we did the following
Saturday - Run 2 miles
Sunday - walk 2 miles
Monday -Run 2 miles
Tuesday - rest
Wednesday - Run 2 miles
Thursday - Yoga 30 minutes
Friday - Run 2 miles

And the plan for today, in line with the schedule, is to go and do our first "long" run of 3 miles. We are yet to decide whether to hit up the W&OD trail, or whether to plot out a 3 mile circuit on google maps.

I will keep you informed on how it went!

On a side note, Mark and I went to a new Mexican restaurant in Leesburg Market Station last night, and it was brilliant! Service was speedy yet unobtrusive; the drinks were delicious and the food was sooooo good. We both opted for the lamb fajitas which were very very good. I LOVE FOOD! And maybe one day I will love running as much!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Back on the plan!

Feel so happy that Mark and I are back on  our training plan. Saturday we ran 2.35 miles, Sunday we walked 2.35 miles, and today, Monday, I ran 2.31 miles. Woohoooooo!

I am so glad that we are back and kicking it! Let's keep it up!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

We finally did it, we ran!

After saying that we would this morning, Mark and I did run around midday. It was sunny but not too hot.

When we got home I took my new running clothes out of the bag finally, and washed them so they will be ready to go tomorrow, and I will be a snazzy runner!