Saturday found me down at Town Lake for an early run with Jessica. Before I got out of the car I looked at the weather....79 degrees and 89% humidity. Summer is here and in full swing!
I was there a little early so I ran a short .89 miles and took some time to roll out and stretch. I am glad I did because my calves have been a little tight lately.
I met up with Jessica at 7 and we ran an easy 6 miles.
I took a quick shower after and worked the rest of the day at a local kids consignment sale to help out the ladies who run it. I was on my feet for 8 hours straight, so to say the least I was exhausted!
Sean took Phene down to Austin to ride the train at Zilker Park....
Sunday Sean and I ran an easy 3 in the morning and spent the rest of the day cleaning house and running errands...nothing exciting.
Workout plans for this week:
Monday - Dane's Lower Body (done)
Tuesday - 1600's with run group -6 miles?
Wednesday - day off of work so maybe yoga?
Thursday - Dane's Lower Body + 2 mile run
Friday - Dane's Upper Body + 2 mile run
Saturday - 6 mile run
Sunday - 3 mile run
Now on to something that is bothering me...or I guess we can call this something that I realized.
Please see pic below.
(Please excuse my wrinkly elbows)I was taking some pics of some stuff I am going to sell on ebay this week and I came across this picture while listing...keep in mind that the shirt is a sz 2 which is very tight on me as I usually wear a sz 4. BUT, I see it...do you?
I am by no means fat...and I consider myself pretty fit.
I barely eat sugar, no candy (or VERY rarely, I am talking maybe a few times a year), no soda, I don't eat tons of processed food, I try to eat a lot of vegetables, I drink a crap-ton of water....All in all I am pretty healthy.
I do deprive myself of things I want or crave. I feel like I am conscious of what I eat.
So, in my mind I think I shouldn't have much fat on my body.
But...I have this middle area that I just can't seem to get rid of. And on this pic, I really see it, and I really don't like it.
My realization was that what I do need to be more watchful of is my portions. I hate dieting, and I refuse to do it, but I know my portion control...well it's out of control.
Sometimes I think that having a child really messed with the way I eat regarding portions. I feel like I ate a lot of everything when I was pregnant, and I continued that for a year after while I breastfed, and after that....well it became a habit of sorts to eat a lot.
I don't want to stress over my weight or a little fat....I hate being that person. But I am not going to deny that I feel self conscious sometimes and I feel frustrated at the same time because I feel like I do the right things for the most part.
For the most part is probably not enough.
Do any of you eat a lot of something you know you probably shouldn't be eating?
I have to say that one of my greatest weakness' is cheese. I eat WAY too much cheese.
I hope you all have a safe 4th of July!