Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Trying, hopefully not failing...

So, I've mentioned earlier that I want get in shape, you know, to be able to run without passing out, to dance, to be flexible, to be able to lift couches without hurting my back...wait I can already do that one...ok, basically I want to loose weight, gain muscle and just be a healthy person.

Back story finished....Anyway, I've been going to the gym with my friend MangyCat as often as my lazy body will let me. (the Christmas season i was dead, but now I've been better about going around 3 to 4 times a week.) But working out isn't enough. I have to eat right as well...

Now, I'm going to confess, I have junk-food-syndrome. I'm a magnet toward all those good tasting foods that are so bad for you. Burgers, fries, soda, ice-cream, the ever popular Cheese-It's, Chex Mix, cookies, candy....I really can go on forever.... But being a magnet toward the junk food, kind of repels the healthier options, like carrots, salad, apples, oranges, whole wheat...whatever. Don't get me wrong, I like those healthy stuff some of the time, but their not foods that are really tasty like junk food. This mentality that I'm in is not going to help me loose weight or, become healthy.

Here's what I'm getting at. Bridget, a good friend of mine, has asked me if I want to run a 5K with her this spring. I've been running on the treadmill (more like walk/run for a minute/walk again/repeat) to get into a running gear, but my weight isn't going anywhere, cause I'm still eating the junk food.

I've been doing better, but I'm still buying snacks, sneaking them into my room and eating them whenever no one is looking...I NEED TO STOP!

But I've tried almost everything! Nothing works long term. I told you, I'm a magnet.

This is what I'm asking you, I need people, not just one person but many, to help keep me accountable. Ask me what I've eaten that day, what I bought at the store, how many snacks I've had that day. But also to pray that I would say no to the temptations of food, and maybe give tips one how to avoid the bad foods, eat the good foods.....I just need help!

Ok, now that confession time is over on the food subject, one last thing. If anyone has any tips on running, or even a what a good workout should look like, I'm all ears!

1 comment:

Shade said...

I sympathize with you. Getting in shape is tough. And good, delicous junk food is the best kind in the world. But the way I've found to still eat some of my favorite foods in a healthier way is to make them myself. For example, instead of getting super-buttery, highly saturated popcorn, pop some kernals yourself so you can moderate how much butter and salt gets onto it. If you like potato chips, slice up your own and bake them. I've got a good recipe if you care to know more about that.
As for exercising, just keep at it. The most important thing is to not give up. It really helps if you have someone to compete against or to push you past your limits.