Sunday, July 18, 2010
"Determination will get you through this." -- Day 1
Last night/today I had a bit of a problem with some oreo cookies. Normally, I would consider it a total failure of a day and just go on eating everything in site because "I already messed up anyway, I'll do better tomorrow".
But today, I didn't allow myself to have that defeated attitude. I decided to start doing Jillian's 30 day shred today. I sweated out at least 204 calories (according to my new heart rate monitor watch!!!) and I plan on going on this trail around 8 o'clock. It's 9.5 miles round trip (which I intend to run and walk so it doesn't take forever) and it's going to take me off of campus where I haven't ever been to some little lake thing. I think it should be nice. If it's completely wonderful then I plan on taking my new camera out there tomorrow morning to take some pictures. It would be awesome if I got up early enough to do it at sunrise, it would probably be beautiful.
All of this is just to remind you that even if part of the day doesn't go so swell, there is still time to fix it. Continuing to eat a ton of food throughout the day isn't going to bring you any closer to your goal, but realizing your mistake and attempting to stop the problem will help to get you closer to your goal. I think that the picture I posted above will be my new slogan. It's currently my background on my computer.
I didn't end up going as far as planned on the walk/run tonight because the trail was a mess after a certain point because of the storms last night, plus it was getting dark. I intend on going the whole 9.5 miles in the morning, hopefully running at least four of it. I plan on running the whole way there and then walking the whole way back so that I can take some photos because it's a really pretty trail. It takes me out to a pond thing, but I didn't make it there today. The goal tomorrow is to run all the way to the pond, which is the turn around point.
But, tonight I went: 5.4 miles.
I walked 2.6 of them and ran 2.8 of them. Yay! for being over 50% running.
According to my watch I burned 575 calories. :)