I've been slacking. Oh, sure I had my excuses. I worked out at the gym 2 1/2 weeks ago and realized afterwards that I needed new shoes desperately. I knew this because my foot hurt so badly for 2 days that I could hardly walk. I couldn't do cardio and despise the bike and can't do Body Pump. So I didn't go.
I went that weekend and got shoes. I know that I've said this before, but shoe shopping for me is hard. I want all the cute pink and green and orange shoes, but they do not want my feet. So I end up with the sturdy shoes that are ugly and big. Usually the top of the line in New Balance. But this time I decided to try Brooks again. They've worked in the past and I wanted to try something different. So they came out in all their AQUA glory and my mind sang! I tried them on and they fit. I wondered to the sales girl if I needed the wide, because I usually get the wide and she said she thought I didn't need it in this brand. Angels sang and I went home with cute shoes!
Guess what? After running two days in a row my feet hurt again. Damn pretty shoes and their allure. The thing is that the store closes at 6pm and I can't physically get there after work in traffic to exchange them. So it had to wait until Sunday.
In those two weeks I've been baking up a storm. Pumpkin scones, pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.... Oh yes, fall baking. And will fall baking comes fall eating. So I indulged. Because I'm good an indulging only a little and maintaining weight. But here's the thing, Pete's not a fan of that baking. So guess who are 3/4 of a recipe of scones? And 2/3 of a recipe of pumpkin cupcakes? Me.
Sunday night I planned to workout every day this week. But Sunday night I didn't have insomnia meds and was up every 15 minutes, unable to stay asleep. So I didn't work out on Monday. Tuesday I got up and my eye had been giving me so many troubles I went into see the doctor. (see what I did there? Excuses). This morning I got up to let the dog out at 4:40 when my alarm went off and weighed myself. 198. I was down to 195 at one point and I'd squandered that loss away.
So I took my new shoes and headed to the gym. I ran for distance, not intervals and ended up with 3.7 miles in 50 minutes. THEN, I headed into Body Pump for the first 45 minutes before I had to head home and get ready for work. 1200 calories burned in 1 hour and 35 minutes.
I felt awesome. AWESOME. I haven't needed coffee to stay awake all day (but talk to me at 9:30 when I'm nodding off during the news). I'm not hungry all day and haven't been eating cupcakes or candy. And have I mentioned that I feel awesome? It's my wake up call and reminder that working out is good for me and I need to limit my excuses to real ones. I also need to limit my baking and indulging.
And in other news...
4 years ago today I was doing this:
And to show how much we've changed, this is us now: