28 Oct 2008
Categorized As: CarbKiller

(Notice this is about Tuesday)

I am currently humming “The sun will come out tomorrow” from the musical Annie. I’m not as cute as the redhead kid with curly hair but I get the it has to get better then this, feeling. In spades.  

Today’s exercise in lunacy was a strategic error. I am not yet disciplined enough to start waking up at 6am to go workout but that day is coming. Why? Because I think I’d rather try the early-to-bed, early-to-rise strategy then run around like a demented chicken a hour and a half before I’m supposed to have dinner with my friends trying to figure out what my workout is going to be. My advice? Pre-plan y’all.

I am currently at my parent’s house. TaeBo *whimper* is at my house and I didn’t have time to go to Target with my list of FCR reader suggestions (thanks everyone!). So I had to make do with 30 minutes hitting tennis balls against a backboard. It’s amazing how satisfying it is to hear the repetitive *thud* of the ball hitting the backboard. And there is no better exercise then running like heck to get the ball when you miss a shot. It was actually pretty fun.

The other good news is that this was my first activitiy without music, or Billy Blanks shouting at me so I had time to think. I had time to consider. I had time to catalogue how my body is doing on this, day three, of my training extravaganza: I’m pretty sure my right pinky finger is doing just fine. The rest of me is a crap shoot.

Despite my clearly sadistic bent, I feel proud of myself. I went to a restaurant (Mmm Jerry’s Deli) had a half pastrami sandwhich and fries and then had a third or so of a red velvet cake. Did you notice how NONE of those things are even remotely healthy? They’re not even on the outskirts of the same dartboard as healthy. Notice how there wasn’t a single fruit or vegetable represented? SO why the hell am I proud of myself, you ask?

Because I realized it wasn’t worth it. Usually when I cheat on a diet I think ha! this is sooo much better then *insert diet food here* this time I didn’t really feel that way. Was the food good? Yes. Was it miraculous and worth having to add another hour of…TaeBo, for example? Hell, no!

And that my friends, is progress.

So today’s inventory? I stayed on the exercise wagon (barely), and I fell off the diet wagon (majorly) but on the whole none of those things discouraged me. If anything I’m still feeling fired up. So yes, the sun will come up tomorrow, and I’ll be ready for a new day. WOOT!

How did the rest of you do?

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  1. Jodie says,

    That is progress. I notice when on a ‘diet’ or really just trying to change life-style, the foods that are on the minimum list are suddenly VERY appealing. LOL

    You are doing well.

    Ooh, btw, I start my second run 2morrow and am FREAKING! My legs still hurt!!! *whimper*

    dated October 29, 2008 at 8:17 am

  2. Hogzilla says,

    I am very proud of you!

    I did okay yesterday. Food wise and exercise wise. But I’m not really dieting right now. I’m cutting the booze and sodas and I’m trying to maintain lower calories but I’m not really ‘dieting’ because I fail at diets. I’m just running and hoping the food stuff will work itself out.

    dated October 29, 2008 at 9:03 am

  3. Hogzilla says,

    BTW: French Fries can be counted as a vegetable…if you stretch the meaning of vegetable. And they were probably cooked in vegetable oil…so there ya go.

    dated October 29, 2008 at 9:04 am

  4. CarbKiller says,

    Thanks Jodie!
    Good luck on your second run, you can do it!

    Thanks HZ, I am not forcing myself to diet (which is why I’m still posting here). If I’d tried to limit myself to 1200 calories while every muscle in my body ached well, I just can’t do it.

    One thing at a time, I’m just trying to stay aware of what I eat.

    dated October 29, 2008 at 1:21 pm

  5. Connie/SheWhoWiis says,

    That is huge progress with the knowing that the food isn’t worth it.

    And as you may know, I’m a huge Weight Watchers proponent (metaphorically and literally). When I’m actually on program, it works for me like nothing else. I have been more off than on lately, but having this group that’s committed to activity helps me want to eat better so I can kick the Wii’s ass once and for all.

    dated October 29, 2008 at 1:52 pm

  6. CarbKiller says,

    I know you are Connie and WW has been awesome for you! I’m really just trying to make myself move more, the irony is once week one of suffering when I start workout out again is over I find I don’t snack as much (which is my downfall).

    dated October 29, 2008 at 2:25 pm

  7. Mia says,

    Hmm – actually 1/2 of a sandwich and 1/3 of one piece of cake should be considered an improvement if you ask me…. I mean normally, I would have eaten a WHOLE pastrami sandwich, all of the fries – after requesting there ot be no portion control on the fires served to me, and there is no way, I would have shared a piece of red velvet cake. Think person hunched over piece of cake ready to stab anyone who might try for a taste with her fork.

    It may not have been a perfect diet day, but it was better than it could have been and you got the exercise in, too! Good work, CZ!

    dated October 29, 2008 at 3:33 pm

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