Plans Being Made!

Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is going as well as mine is!

First and foremost, I am TRYING to be better about updating this little ol’ space of mine! You’re welcome!

Just a few updates.  I have been… not necessarily off the wagon, but not as tight with my macros as I should be.  If I go over, no big.  Well, today is day 2 tightening them back up.  I LOVE the fact that with The Faster Way to Fat Loss®, it really isn’t “work”.  It is just a matter of diligence and tracking.  I have halfway tracked but again, wasn’t diligent with it. Monday and Tuesday are always low carb days and they are my favorite! It is easy for me to hit my macros on these days!

Along with being better with my nutrition, is realizing I have my FIRST EVER runDisney event ELEVEN weeks from Saturday.  That is not a lot in runner weeks. (does it count as a run if I actually walk really fast?) Anyway, my plan yesterday was to do speed work to start moving from walking to running but the tempo app I found that gave me the tempo for a 14 minute mile (my plan was to do this to see how far I could go at this pace) but that tempo ended up putting me at a 20 min mile, which is what I was already doing. So, plan B is to do the Couch to 5K program. I was going to begin that today but… poor planning, I worked too late, had to eat dinner so I could close my feeding window (I can’t exercise with food in mah belly!) so I will complete day 1 tomorrow.

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Also, I am registered for my FIRST EVER HALF! I have signed up through Girls On The Run to raise money for them. I am so excited to raise as much money as I can so if you feel so inclined to donate, please do!

Have you run any races for a fundraiser before? Do you have any fundraising tips?

It’s A New Day!

Well.  I haven’t been in this space since July! You noticed, huh? So did I!

I have NOT been in a good head space since… ever? No, really since my stomach surgery in January (before that really!) I believe.

You would think after going through all of that, it would have made me super crazy about taking care of my new stomach, right? Well, no.  It did just the opposite.  For reasons I can’t explain, I have gone hog wild.  Hog being the operative word here. For real. I have eaten anything and everything.  Not hungry? It doesn’t matter! It won’t “hurt” your stomach now cause you can eat anything!

Well guess what? It HAS been hurting my stomach. And my arteries, and my blood pressure… you get the picture. Nothing about the way I’ve been acting has been healthy. I had a wake up call by way of a close family member’s medical emergency.  I am taking heed to that warning.  It could be any of us at any moment!

I had already been thinking about getting my act together but that single phone call pushed me straight over the edge!

I have done great this week.  I have started drinking Shakeology again.  That stuff is the BOMB! I feel amazing when I start my day with it. I am weening myself off of carbs. It is a lot harder since they don’t affect me they way they did pre-surgery, however, they still are not good for me and I feel 1 million percent better when I eat way less of them.

I have also started writing down in my day planner what I’m eating AND drinking daily.  It is amazing the awareness that simple act brings to you. Interestingly enough, my water consumption has skyrocketed since beginning to track my intake.

We are gearing up for the holidays and the way I was beginning to feel, it was going to be nothing but silent misery for me. I am so glad I am taking charge again.

I plan to check in here at least a couple of times per week for accountability.

Will you be my partner? We can just check in with each other on how we are doing. What struggles we are having, what we need help with.  Comment below. Lets do this!

We have some fun times, but they will be so much better in the coming months as we better our bodies! I can’t wait!!

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