Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tortoise and the Hare (Day Four Results)
Right about now, dear readers, is when I would be giving up and giving in to that delicious Costco strawberry cheesecake that taunts me from our refrigerator. Apparently day four is the day when the newness and excitement of a lifestyle change get beaten down by bad habits....at least for me.
It was just kind of a blah day. Food wasn't filling me up. When I went to the gym I wasn't as excited and kind of plodded through the workout (I did do the 5K though). I didn't eat badly, and I still exercised, but my heart just wasn't in it today. Pretty sad that it only took four days!
Lucky for me, I have Win, Lose or Blog. If I wasn't in this competition than I am pretty sure I would have caved today. Maybe just eaten a bit too much, or maybe not walked as far as I did. Then the downward slide out of eating healthy and into my regular habits would have begun. But I know that I can do ANYTHING for 8 weeks. And I know that someone here would have been sad if I gave up already, especially me.
It reminds me of the story of the tortoise and the hare. When it comes to eating better, exercising and losing weight I am a lot like the hare. I'm ready for immediate results, ready to get it over with ready to be thin right now! But I need to be more like the tortoise, slow and steady wins the race.
Thanks for being my motivation today. I'm hoping I get some of my enthusiasm back tomorrow!
Here are my day four results:
Eating: 1190 calories
Treadmill-59:43 ( I completed 5k at 54:43 and did a five minute cool down) Burned 460 Calories, went 3.32 miles at an average speed of 3.33 miles per hour. Average pace 17:48 mph, heart rate 126.
Weights-10 minutes ab on machines