The weekend is upon us. As usual for Friday I weighed in at an all time low this morning. Now that I have taken the time to delve into my issue with gaining back the weight and then some on Monday, I can’t claim ignorance any more. I know this happens. Now, if it happens again, shame on me! Not to beat myself up, because I’m not perfect (?!?) and it most likely will happen again. But I don’t want it to happen. I want to continue losing to a healthy weight and getting strong.
As of right now, my only plans this weekend are to eat out with friends tonight. I know the restaurant we are going to and I know I can order broiled cod and a salad. As long as I don’t smother that cod in the melted butter sitting next to it. And as long as I don’t drown the salad in the dressing.
Yesterday I ran/walked 3 miles on the treadmill. I upped my speed to see how it would go since I run at a very slow speed. I’ve been trying to push myself harder as I’m beginning to think the mental aspect of running is very powerful. I’ve been thinking all along that I’m just not a runner in a physical sense. But now that I’m in a little better shape, I want to explore this whole mental aspect to see where it leads. Am I holding myself back mentally? I’m trying to identify the thoughts I have that might be holding me back. The higher speed went well except needing to walk often to catch my breath. See that word “need”? That’s the mental side- do I really need to slow and walk? Something I thought about as I ran. I also developed quite a pain in my upper thigh/hip at the higher speed. Normally this would be an automatic “slow down and walk” for me. But I tried to really think about it. When I did walk, I only did so for a short time and kept trying the higher speed again and again. I was wondering why I was having that pain and what I could do differently.
Dinner last night was baked chicken breast tenderloins dusted with a mix of almond flour, parmesan cheese and italian seasoning. With steamed broccoli. Delicious.
This morning I spent some time listening to music on YouTube. What a lovely way to start into the weekend. YouTube is always fun because one click leads to another and leads to another. I think I will continue listening to some music throughout the day. Maybe some Pandora. Here’s one video I watched. I like this song, loved the voice and thought there was some pretty good eye candy too.