I’ve been running and trying to work out more. I really want to get in shape and feel good. Whenever I eat well and work out routinely I have so much energy and feel positive and happy. Knowing this, I don’t know how I somehow get out of my healthy routines… but I do.
I’m trying to stick with a healthy work out and eating program and these two pictures really put some motivational force behind my attempts.
The first is this recent picture of Madonna. Are you kidding me?!?
Look at her! Just LOOK at her. She is 54 years old!
That’s 14 years older than me and she looks a whole hell of a lot better than me right now. There’s probably lots of make up and photography airbrushing tricks going on here but still even if that weren’t the case, it’s obvious Madonna is taking care of herself and never falls off a healthy program. Her body is in stellar shape and she looks healthy, sexy and strong.
The second is the motivational phase I saw a friend post on Facebook. It’s so true! Keeping this in mind when I feel too lazy to go work out.
Angie and I are both on the same page these days. I’ve really haven’t talked much about my running plan to many people, only out of fear of failing. Angie was kind of shocked the other day to find out I was up to 5 miles 3 times a week. :)
My neighbor knew I had been a runner prior to my son being born in 2008. I love it when people say ‘you used to be a runner Carrie!’ Makes me laugh and cringe at the same time. She texted me about running with her in the mornings before our husbands left for work.
I was totally game. One: because I won’t run in the mornings by myself. Two: accountability
So, in the email, my other neighbor suggested the Couch to 5k plan. Perfect! There’s an app for our phones, sounds great! Then I found the Ease to 10k plan. 10k, 6 miles, 12 weeks. Definitely a goal. So I suggested the 10k plan, 3 times a week. And we started the next day.
We are on week 9 and it has been the best program for me mentally and physically.
However, I am really not seeing a change in my body the way I did in the past. And that’s frustrating.
My other dear friend and I like to crack jokes about eating a bowl of ranch dip with chips and bowls of cereal…for no reason. But in all honesty, somedays that is true. When those kiddos get home from school, we are making snacks for them and it is so easy to start stuffing our faces with crap.
She is a runner and we both agree, our current plan is not working.
Now we’ve started logging our food intake with myfitnesspal.com It’s an app and a desktop application. You can even scan the barcode on the food you are eating and it gives you the exact calories per serving. It is definitely making me more aware of what I am eating throughout the day.
But I’m not gonna lie…it sucks tracking food. It sucks seeing my calorie limit for the day and reaching it by 11am. It sucks not seeing results after running for 9 weeks.
I told myself over the weekend…
It took 3 years to put this weight on. It will take longer than 9 weeks to get it off.
And a little bit of humor for those who have seen The Hunger Games.
And because we all think we look a certain way while working out. In reality, I probably look like this:
I’ll be laughing about this all week!!
And, Angie and I are meeting in Round Top this morning! So excited to see her and shop! And I probably will have a margarita and taco. We’ll be doing alot of walking…