myjourneyfromfattofit

July 16, 2011

Alternate protein sources…..

So today it was raining like the heavens opened up and I might need to think about building an arc…..I spent the day being totally lazy and contemplating skipping my run, even though I currently have the availability of a treadmill to use so weather is really no excuse……anyhoo while I was busy being lazy today I was thinking about alternate protein sources because A) I am poor B) I am getting sick of eating nothing but chicken…….I loathe fish….I try to eat it then it gets wasted because no matter what kind of fish no matter how it’s seasoned I still can’t bring myself to eat it…..the only type of fish I can handle is albacore tuna (the white tuna) and at 2.99 a can it’s far too rich for this student’s diet most days….how sad is that? Tuna is a luxury lol…….I rarely eat red meat…..although I could happily eat a nice slice of bbq’d moo alas I can not afford much of that either…..extra lean ground beef in the smallest butcher pack they sell usually runs about $4.00 so also not a regular option……I’m on the fence about tofu…..some I like some not so much……so most of the time my protein comes from chicken because I can buy a box of boneless skin-less for what amounts to about $1.30 a piece…..soooo the fact that I eat chicken at least 5 days a week is starting to make meals a snore…….Even with my stellar cluinary skills!……Eggs are even cheaper but I already eat those for breakfast almost every single day, and I despise eggs LOL…pork is out of the question I really do not like the taste…..sooooo once again thinking about alternate protein sources on the cheap 🙂

I was thinking beans etc….then it stopped raining and I really really had no more excuses not to run so I got dressed and off I went……I was getting into the beats and still trying to think up meals with protein other than chicken……when BLAMO! something flew in my MOUTH!!!!!!! I came dangerously close to it becoming part of my bubble gum! I spit it out….well rather I tried to spit it out….anyone who knows me knows that I do not have the ability to spit at all…..last time the need arose and I tried I ended up spitting on myself LOL…….anyway I ended up having to fish said black fly out of my mouth with my finger…..again anyone who knows me knows how traumatic this is! I hate bugs….any kind of bugs…..but the little ones are the worst…..they are sneaky….they buzz around your face and then dive bomb your ears!…..they flit around your eyes then swoop into your mouth!….disgusting…..I have a wicked gag reflex sooooo needless to say I began to gag…..picture me running down a residential street gagging and people staring like what’s up with this freak? haha!……at one point I actually had to stop running because I was in full dry heave hell…….all for a stupid little black fly!  This was NOT the alternate source of protein I had in mind!

From now on I’m stickin’ to chicken 😛

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One Goal Met!

Filed under: Things I do to get fit a.k.a exercise! Eeek!, Thoughts for the day — Tags: , , , — myjourneyfromfattofit @ 1:08 pm

Can I get a whoop whoop?!!!

so the other day I finally started week 10 of my run program! yehaw! I am FINALLY running 5k again! yay me!  I gotta say it was not as hard as I had anticipated! The mind makes a heaven or hell just by thinking it and I had allowed my mind to make 5k into hell until I actually did it…..no more of that nonsense!

I also noticed this morning that on my calendar I had written down my next few runs wrong…….I had anticipated staying at 5k for 2 weeks to get comfy with it then beginning 10k training…..well it seems that my subconscious had other ideas….you see I had written on my calendar that I would add another 5min to my runs next week…..so that brings me to 4 intervals…..at first I was like hellllll NO…..then I thought about and I believe I am going to try it….worst case scenario it’s too much for me and I stop before injury and sit with the 5k a couple weeks……best case scenario I push myself just enough to edge into my next goal…..10k!

I”m fired up! I keep visualizing myself running 10k…wish me luck peeps…..I think I might need a better playlist for this next goal…..like eye of the tiger, we are the champions kind of stuff LOL

now……if I can just meet my other mini goal by July 28th…..lose another 7 pounds…..that will put me back to my weight 4 years ago when I was very athletic and pretty darn fit, as well as being halfway to my ultimate weight-loss goal…fingers crossed 🙂

July 8, 2011

A little motivation goes a long way…..

Filed under: Thoughts for the day — myjourneyfromfattofit @ 5:50 pm

When I don’t feel like getting my butt off the couch and gettin’ ‘er done, I take a look at these pics.  they motivate me and remind why I’m on this journey……..

 

 ….well my butt IS big…..10,000 lunges…I’ll let you know when I get there…….

 

Jamie Eason is one of my fitness heros….one day I hope to look half as good as she does

 

Is your food real?

It’s soooo worth it!

 

hip bones please 🙂

 

I am earning it……every breath….every sweat drop….every curse……every meal…..every…..single…..day.

 

These are just a few of the things I use to get and/or stay motivated…..what do you do?

July 3, 2011

Week 8

Filed under: Things I do to get fit a.k.a exercise! Eeek!, Thoughts for the day — Tags: , , — myjourneyfromfattofit @ 7:09 pm

Well I started week 8 of my 10 week run program yesterday.  It is difficult, yet not difficult all at the same time…….my body is adjusting to running again and even with the increases in time every week I am getting used to the feeling and getting my stride earlier in my intervals.  I am able to catch my breath faster and the whole asthma thing is not really bothering me much except on humid days….then it feels like a troll is sitting on my chest while I run…which is awesome.  I have actually been able to start paying better attention to my form while running now….making sure I am not holding my arms to close to my chest so as not to close my chest and make breathing harder…….proper foot placement as I run instead of just thinking oh God one foot in front of the other till the bell dings…..now it’s more like only 2 songs to go till the bell dings 😉

I have mixed emotions.  On the one hand I am super excited that I am almost to the end of this program…..I am a runner again and I LOOOOVVVVEEEE that, it makes me feel so very free and it makes me so aware of my own body.  On the other hand, I am almost at the end of this goal…..it makes me anxious…..it makes me sad…..

crazy you say…….enjoy your success you say……I am…..but I am sad….I need big goals to be motivated and to stay motivated……I still am working on the weight-loss goal, that one will keep me busy for quite a time yet, however I feel like I am losing something the closer I get to my running goal. I like to challenge myself, and the more fit I get, the more fit I want to be.

I want to inspire people……I want to motivate others….to show that the only things that are impossible are the things you tell yourself you can’t do……I like to think big…….so I thought up my next running goal…….10k…yuppers that’s what I will be training for next……10 kilometers! YIKES! I have never run that far…..not even for chocolate!  In my previous life as a semi-fit, kinda chubby, yet muscular chick I only ever ran 5k and felt like that was an accomplishment.  Now not so much…..now I feel like I want to keep reaching……so 10k it will be.  i have a secret goal of running a marathon with my bestie sometime next year…..but that is still so big it’s scary so it stays in the dark recesses of my brain for now and remains secret or I’ll be too scared and give up……so for now the next big goal is 10k.  I’ll be finished my 5k plan in 2 weeks and then will maintain that until august.  In the meantime I will hunt for the right 10k training plan for me and when I find it I will post it on here for anyone else that wants to follow.

I’m a little scared…..a lot excited…..kinda like the first time a cute boy leans in for a kiss…..clammy hands……butterflies in my stomach…….little tingles all over……..and a smile from ear to ear! Can’t wait to get to 10k 😉

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