Finally, after Days and Days of feeling kinda stuck in a slump. I got my Mojo back. I’m ready! I’m ready to love myself enough to treat my body like I deserve. After about a week of not blogging, not working out and eating all kinds of devil food like cheesecake sundaes. I’m finally ready. I felt like that unhealthy lifestyle was what I wanted. But after temporarily going back to it, I learned that it’s not. Physically, my body was so stiff and my stomach was always upset from all that deep-fried and sugar filled food. And mentally, it didn’t feel good either. However, I did keep myself dedicated to my mirror challenge. Every time I saw my reflection I said something good about myself. Every single time. Sometimes, you do have to be your own cheerleader. Last night, I promised myself that before I visited any family or ate Memorial Day BBQ, I had to go running in the park. I overslept this morning, but decided not to use that as an excuse. It was super hot outside too, and the gym was closed for the holiday, but I didn’t use that as an excuse either. I couldn’t find the shorts I wanted to wear, but I didn’t use that as an excuse either. I got dressed grabbed my water bottle and was on my way. I remember that time I thought I almost died from heat and dehydration, so I was more prepared for the humid hot weather today. I ran to Week 1 of my podcast and I had a smile on my face the whole time. It felt sooo good to workout again. It was like my excitement was oozing off of me. Other runners in the park were smiling and waving and cheering me on (yes, literally). And then I saw him…this sexy chocolate brother walking over to the pond to go fishing. Then, he said something to me, but I couldn’t hear him because my iPod was so loud. I smiled and took out my headphones and said “I’m sorry I couldn’t hear you” He reached out and touched my sweaty shoulder and said “nice moving” I almost died!!! OMG! He was so cute. I said thanks and kept moving. If it wasn’t 95 degrees outside and I wasn’t already an hour and a half late for lunch, I would have turned around and let him see me “move nicely” again! LOL! Anyway, I successfully finished all of the running intervals in Week 1 and walked another mile or so and finished up a little over 2.6 miles overall. I feel great, and I’m happy that I’m now craving good things. I’m even going to keep my food diary on a holiday!
What did Carli Eat Today?
B– Snack crackers before my run & tons of water
L– Hamburger, Hot Dog, grilled zucchini & squash, Small side salad, slice of lemon cake and fruit for dessert
D– BBQ chicken and baked beans