Tonight I skimmed through Chapter 13 - the exercise chapter. I'm sure I reviewed it before in another post but right now I'm just going to write about whatever I want.
- Focus on how it feels
- Focus on exercise as a way of taking care of myself ... because you love yourself
- Make exercise a nonnegotiable priority
Ever since I made the goal to train for this triathlon, I have scheduled time to work out and I actually have honored these appointments. Before it was so easy to find any excuse not to work out. Now I find myself telling people that I can meet you after such and such a time (considering the workout and a quick shower).
Well all this exercising has made me really tired and really hungry. Last night after work I met my personal trainer for our regularly scheduled work out and then we had our basketball banquet. I didn't leave the high school until 10:00 PM and I still needed to do my biking for the day. I broke the appointment with myself because I decided sleep could be just as important.
Why my legs hurt when I run. Now three people have told me its all about the shoes. I thought it was cause I wasn't stretching enough or correctly. Well my personal trainer entertained all my ideas and then said, "or it is cause you need to lose weight."
Anyway, I bought these today after my run. The sales guy could tell from the bottom of my old shoes how I run. I run neutral apparently which he said was good. I tried on a bunch of shoes and finally decided on a pair that felt the best. I was not concerned one bit about how they looked only how they felt. Well now isn't this a nice analogy for intuitive eating - how you feel not how you look.
Last night at the banquet one of the basketball girl's moms said she thought I had lost weight. I told her I didn't know cause I don't weigh myself. I didn't really get into intuitive eating, I just told her that I try to focus on how I feel.
I'm pretty sure I haven't lost any weight. I just think she had never seen me in jeans.
Swimming etiquette. Larry and I share a lane. He walks on the east side and I swim on the west. It wouldn't really work for us to go around in a circle and we definitely cannot have a third person. Well this morning some girl jumped in our lane. How in the world was this going to work? Luckily I only had one more down and back so Larry just got out and I swam on his side. I was bugged. I understand that when it is crowded you gotta share but I just don't want to go more than two per lane. Is that unreasonable?
Cafe Rio tostada. I discovered a way to get a cheaper, smaller salad. Just order a tostada with a flour tortilla. They put sour cream on it instead of guacamole. Anyway it was good to eat after a week and a half of two-a-days.