Run Jenni, Run











Wow, it’s been awhile!

The end of school is fast approaching, and no one is more ready for summer than I am.  I have got my summer workout plan figured out and I am ready to throw it into action.  It’s full of yoga and a lot of running/soccer practice.  I have June planned out, an I am excited to be opting for the unlimited yoga pass for the entire month.  I will be able to focus on my practice and have myself centered for summer.  Throwing cardio in the mix will help improve my cardio and be the action that really burns the extra calories I am trying to lose.  I am trying to focus on adding rather than subtracting, something that I am learning about as I am reading Healthy Tipping Point, the book written by one of my favorite bloggers, Caitlyn Boyle. 

The main idea I am focusing on this summer is not restrictiong food, but adding physical activity.  As I add physical activity, I know that I will be craving better food.  While I am not restricting myself from a piece of chocolate if that is what I desire, I am hoping that the increase in activity will cause me to increase my intake of healthier options like fruits and vegetables.  I am also hoping to continue my vegetarian diet, which has blackslid a bit the past several weeks.  I am trying not to focus on calorie-couting, as I have done in the past.  This time around I am trying to add in nutritious food, at a reasonable portion size, that will keep me feeling nutured and healthy. 

It definitely a journey, and I am glad to be start it (again!).  I am ready to take back my life and find my healthy, and happy, place in the world.

Later Days,

-Jenni.

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I’m going to stay motivated this time.  I’m going to stay committed to my healthy choices. 

The day has started out okay, but it’s only first block at school.  I am undecided about the type of exercising I should do this afternoon.  While the gym is an option, I don’t think I have gym clothes in my car at this present time.  I also am still not feeling well, so it might be better to do something at home, so if I wanna take a rest I won’t feel like everyone is staring at me. 

I am going to try to remember to post pictures of my daily eats, but we all know how that usually turns out for me.  When it takes someone two months to put pictures on Facebook, it’s even harder to get them to remember to put pictures on their blog (also, to remember to take the photos in the first place). 

I started out the day with an awesome breakfast (at least flavor-wise, I have yet to check the nutrition facts).  Now I am snacking on carrots with peanut butter (the all natural kind).  I think I’m going to cut peanut butter down to twice a week, for sake of not using it as an “out” for sweets.  Sure, it is good for you, but only in moderation.  I see it as something to be viewed as a treat more than a staple item in a diet. 

To add to my plans for this month, I am also going to try to learn how to eat slower…which is more difficult for me than one might think.  I grew up in a fmaily that eats, and for some reason we eat like someone at a pie-eating contest.  And this occurs at every meal.  It has always been a “race to the finish” type of mentality in my family, and that is something that has hurt me in the long run.  Plenty of articles online say that eating slower helps your body realize you a full with less food in your body.  Therefore, it would make sense that if I ate slower, I would eat less food. 

So, eat less and work out more.  Good goals for March.

Later Days,

-Jenni.



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