Time to Get Back on Track
I hope you’ve all had a great week- I’m sure many of you are getting back into the swing of things. I however am still on my winter break…actually I will be on my winter break for almost 2 more weeks :).
I have been indulging like crazy these past few weeks and it’s finally starting to catch up with me. I feel a bit lethargic, bloated, and all around blahh. I’ve also been noticing that my sugar cravings have been much more intense than they normally are.
I definitely attribute all of this to the delicious foods that I’ve been letting myself eat. I do this every year, and consciously I’m completely fine with that. I think we should be able to indulge around the holidays. But, I’ve also felt a bit more guilty about doing so than I would like to admit. And that really bothers me. I really thought I was starting to get over some of those insecure feelings about my body.
I know that I always eat more in general and eat less healthy foods this time of year, and every year once I get back on track I’m fine. And guess what? Other than how I feel mentally (lethargic and bloated), my body never physically changes. I know this…so why do I feel guilty about it? I dunno, but I want to kick those feelings to the curb. And I’m also ready to start eating healthier again so that I can feel better all around!
I’m hoping that by saying it out loud (although not really, because I’m just typing it…but you know what I mean) I can be committed to this because honestly it’s sometimes easier said than done right? I know that the first couple of days of trying to cut back on the sweets and other junk food will be hard, but after that I will be good to go and feeling great!
Woooo…sorry about that little vent sesh. I just needed to get that out. Sometimes it’s easier for me to write out my feelings in order to make them more concrete for myself so that I can really work on them!
Anyway, on Wednesday night, Chris and I had a date night. We went to the Columbus Fish Market. This is a really awesome seafood restaurant and if you guys are ever in Columbus and looking for a good place to go I definitely suggest it!
Yesterday morning, after waking up and eating breakfast, we decided to go run the stairs at Hoover Reservoir. I counted the steps and there are 98 of them!
I tweeted about the stairs with my goal for the day: run them 10-12 times!
The most I’ve ever done before is running up the stairs 10 times.
Yesterday, I ran up them 13 times :D. I’m so proud of myself!
Chris on the other hand ran up them 15 times…he’s such a stud ;). Both of us had shaky legs at the end and were feeling the soreness throughout the day. Today my legs are dead and my calves are really sore! I’d say we had a pretty rockin’ workout!
And because I haven’t posted one in a while, I wanted to share a picture of Zoey. She’s such a cutie!
I hope you all have an awesome Friday! I’m going to attempt to shoot my first vlog for your guys today…wish me luck :D.
Have you felt any unnecessary guilt about indulging over the holidays? How do/did you get over it?
Do you ever run stairs for a workout?