Saturday, August 13, 2011

A moment.

So I totally had a moment last night.
I came home from work and just didn't want to cook.
You know how it is after a long week of work.  Friday's are the worst.
As far as motivation to cook a good meal.
Jeramie suggested La Frontera for dinner.
I was so weak .. I agreed.  I LOVE La Frontera.
And I had a Groupon that had to get used!

So I negotiated with myself.
IF I got on the treadmill and ran 4 miles I would let myself have La Frontera.

Smothered burrito with rice and beans.
I know, I know .. there is something seriously wrong with this.
I should be fueling my body.
But MAN did I want that burrito.

Well I paid the price my friends!
I have NEVER in my life felt like I would throw up from eating too much.
Until last night.
My belly was so round!
I seriously wanted to barf.
I didn't.
But I wanted to.

Lesson learned.
I really know better than to do this. But it was just SO good.
One of the biggest lessons I've learned this year is to really ask myself this:
"Am I still eating because it tastes so good, or because I'm still hungry?"
It works most of the time.
And truly if I'm being honest, I knew I was eating because it tasted good.
At least I wasn't kidding myself!

Do you ever do that?
Negotiate with yourself, if I run then .... fill in the blank friends.

Friday, August 12, 2011


Today is a good day.
A while back I read this in an article in Runners World magazine:

"The best day of running is not the day you start yourself,
but the day you get someone else to join you."
This really resonated with me as I had recently talked my friend Rebecca into giving it a go.
When I first started she said to me, "I could never do that."
At the time I thought to myself, yes you can.  But I didn't push.
Because you know how if you push too hard that it will make people even more resistant?
Well she downloaded the C25K app, same as I used.
And she started her journey.
She quickly picked up a cute running skirt (because they just add a degree of SASS).
Now has a heart rate monitor.  Good running shoes (or 3 pair .. just sayin')
The girl is INVESTING and I LOVE it.

She's gonna run the Racing Cane event with me in September.
It will be her first race. 
I haven't decided if I will run the 5K with her or up the anti to a 10K.

But today was the best part.
Today she sent me an email that read:

"Kerry, I LOVE LOVE that you got me to do this!  Thank you!!  I can't believe I can do this now when I'm 32 but couldn't do it when I was 18. Go figure.  I know if I had an app back then to coach me I would have been able to do it.  It's pretty cool though.  I'm surprised too I am getting myself out of bed at 5:15-5:20!"

I hope she doesn't mind that I just shared that!  Ooops guess I should have asked.
I never thought I would love it the way that I do either.
It's hard to find the time.
It's hard to find the energy.
But it's SO rewarding.

And if us mama's can do it, anyone can.
Does anyone else take crazy pictures of themselves on the treadmill??
I'm participating in the Fitness Friday Blog Hop (check out the link on my sidebar).
I seriously can't figure out why I can't get the link in my post (I've done it with other linky parties).
Frustrating .. if anyone knows point me in the right direction would ya?!  :o)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sluggish ..

Sluggish is how I feel today.
I have just returned from a long weekend

 Where we did a lot of
these guys.

Love Lake Powell.
Once we returned the hubs had to work two late nights back to back.
That meant I was outnumbered 4 to 1.
No running for me.

Today I thought I'd jump on for a quick and easy 3 miles.
It was anything but easy.
I was winded just one mile in.
I guess it probably didn't help that I ate Chic Fil A for lunch.
Chicken nuggets and fries.

But it got me thinking about how much diet and exercise really go hand in hand.
I mean don't get me wrong.  I know this.
But you know how you can get into that mindset of, "I can eat this because I'll run it off later."?
Yep, I think like that too.
I've lost about 27 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight after baby #4.
I really want to lose another 10-15 lbs.
But once I started running regularly the pounds just stopped coming off.
What the hell?

Anyone else had this problem?
Did you find a solution?
Eating less and still running just doesn't seem like much of an option.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Music or no music?

So I'm working really hard right now on the "ultimate playlist"?
There is so much that goes into it.
I log a LOT of miles on my treadmill.
With four kids at home and a full time job I squeeze my runs in where I can.
Usually it's as soon as I walk in the door from work, before I make dinner.
I don't watch TV .. it just doesn't motivate me.
Don't interpret that as I don't watch TV in general .. just not while on the treadmill.
Music has always been a huge part of my life .. and I find it VERY motivating while running.

When I create a playlist I have to test drive it.
Then I often move songs around, remove them, add them.
See I know for me right now songs 7 and 8 are a tipping point.
They are hard milestones. Once I'm through them I know I'll hit my groove.

With all that being said I am constantly looking for good running songs.
Brace yourself.
I'm about to reveal one of my secret recipes ...

Workout U1  (the U stands for "Ultimate")

Rolling in the Deep, ADELE
Poker Face, Lady GaGa
The Beautiful People, Marilyn Manson
I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas
Shakin' Hands, Nickelback
Howlin' for You, The Black Keys
Womanizer, Britney Spears
7 Things, Miley Cyrus
Supermassive Black Hole, Muse
Lose Yourself, Eminem (this here is my power song)
I Lovee Rock 'n Roll, Britney Spears
California Love, 2Pac
Pour Some Sugar, Def Leppard
Something In Your Mouth, Nickelback
So What, Pink
Single, Natasha Bedingfield

Have you lost any respect for me??
What power songs get you in the mood?
What pushes you through the tough stuff?
Or do you even listen to music?