Today is the first day of the new year and my wedding anniversary. What an awesome day to celebrate new opportunities and a renewal of love. I tend to be on the bah humbug side of most holidays. I am not a fan of the ove rcommercialized Christian Holidays that make me feel like a slave to consumerism and indulgences. I am not a fan of Halloween (my kids on candy = a bad, bad combination). I am not a fan of Hallmark holidays that promote special days for romantic gestures. They should be spontaneous and genuine. I am a fan of the other government holidays that give me an extra day of recreation from my job (that I am not currently a fan of) and I am a fan of birthdays. The day of your own personal celebration of life! The day that God danced because you were born. And lastly, I am a fan of New Year's Day. A day of peace and rest. A day to look to the future and make some plans, lists, and commitments. So, that is kind of what I did. I took some time to rest and recuperate as I considered what I want this year to become for me. My theme this year has to include health, but also peace. Peace of mind and spirit. Things have definitely been a challenge over this last year and I am done with trying to fit the ideal that some people have for me. I am my own person with my own ideas, feelings, and thoughts. I do not need to apologize for who I am. I also do not need to be disrespectful to anyone about who I am. So those are on the top of my list this year. Of course, finishing the marathon is at the top of the list as well. But, as I read more about willpower I am learning that scientifically willpower is like a muscle and does get fatigued when we try to use it on too many things at one time. Therefore, it is suggested that we focus on one thing at a time. Maybe these are the two things to spend my time and energy on right now. I also want to add other things to the Year Of Me (as a good friend put it on her FB page). But first I will master being me and finishing what I started.
I ran in the Midnight Special 5K on New Year's Eve/Day. It was my worst ever performance. It's not that the weather was horrible either. It was about 30 degrees and there was very little wind. The path was snow covered and a bit icy underneath. It was really hard to get my footing. I also had trouble breathing. I couldn't catch my breath and got dizzy several times. It was just an all around bad run. I guess sometimes you'll have that. After the run, I thought I might be getting sick because I had this weird chest cough all the way home but I woke up okay tidat so I really don't know what it was. I am just chalking that one up and I intend to move on and not dwell on one bad run. I start my personal training sessions Tuesday and I am excited to add in some new challenges so I can begin to see some new results. I did put on a few pounds over the holidays and am not really happy about the regression. I am back on track and feeling better already. I am so happy that those damn holidays only come once a year.
Monday night/Tuesday morning: 5K (3.1 miles) 38:38; 12:12 pace; 290 calories....it's almost an embarrassment to post this most horrible performance but I promised I'd give you all the good and the bad. So there it is.
January 1, 2013
|Laurel's - Fresh Fruit Salad , 1 cup||70||12g||0g||5g||0mg||11mg||5g||2g|
|Homemade - Sausage Egg Bread Cheese Breakfast Casserole, 0.5 cups||111||4g||8g||6g||74mg||210mg||0g||0g|
|Coffee Mate French Vanilla Liquid - Coffee Creamer, 1 tbsp (15ml)||35||5g||2g||0g||0mg||0mg||5g||0g|
|Tostitos - Scoops! (Stone-Ground White Corn), 1 oz (28g/About 13 chips)||140||19g||7g||2g||0mg||120mg||0g||2g|
|Jack's - Special Medium Salsa, 2 tbsp||10||2g||0g||0g||0mg||149mg||2g||0g|
|Kirkland - Sea Salt Carmels, 1 pieces||95||15g||5g||1g||5mg||170mg||11g||0g|
|Vlasic - Sour Kraut, 1 cup||20||0g||0g||0g||0mg||0mg||0g||0g|
|Spare Ribs - Bone- In - Country Style Pork Spare Ribs (Bone-In), 5 oz.||189||2g||12g||19g||74mg||63mg||0g||0g|
|Red Lobster - Mashed Potatoes, 1/4 portion||105||14g||5g||3g||0mg||310mg||0g||0g|
|Burger's Smokehouse - Baked Beans, 1/2 cup||170||29g||3g||6g||5mg||430mg||14g||5g|
|Homemade - Red Velvet Cake With Buttercream Frosting, 1 slice||324||55g||10g||4g||16mg||249mg||44g||1g|
|Stacy's Pita Chips - Simply Gingerbread, 7 chips||140||19g||5g||2g||0mg||90mg||6g||0g|