So I am doing great at my “Changing it Up” challenge for the week. My workouts have all been different from the norm and definitely more intense. This however has caused what I call, “The Bottomless Pit” effect. This morning I ran a leisurely 5k with my little sugar muffin Val…
Here we are at the start. Trying not to freeze our booties off. It was only 27 degrees! I am not a fan of “Spring” in Utah.
This is after the race. Finally warm and enjoying some chocolate milk. This race would have been so great a week ago. But since it decided to snow, it was cold, slippery, muddy, yucky. There was also lots of duck doo since it was at a farm, ewww. But at least we got our exercise.
Val and her cousin Ash, chilling at the finish line.
After we got home I decided to torch a few more calories on the treadmill by running another 5k. This one was much more enjoyable since there was no animal poop to worry about. I was feeling all good about my workout efforts and thought shopping would be an excellent reward. Before I hop in the shower I eat some fruit and a granola bar. My mom comes to pick us up and I was hungry before we even started shopping so I had to get a chicken sandwich. Then after a couple hours I was starving again. “Ooo I have a coupon for $1 cheese pizza at Sbarro!” Pizza it is! A couple more hours of shopping and lots of sour patch kids later, I have to go home. My legs are so tired and I’m hungry…again. So I’m at home, I have crackers, some clementines, a giant mug of herbal tea, a brownie, and 3/4 of a cupcake! Someone shoot me now! The only reason I didn’t finish the whole cupcake was because I finally came to my senses and tossed it. Well, I’d like to say it ended there, but it didn’t. I go to the local ice cream joint with the family and order a big basket of fries. My hubs and Val get a ginormous sundae (seriously it should be outlawed). So I eat fries and pick at some of the ice cream. The whole time I’m thinking, why am I not full! I get home and decide maybe I need vegetables. I munch some baby carrots, and a whole wheat roll. What is my deal?!! I drink a big glass of water and finally I think I’m starting to feel full…maybe. I just need to brush my teeth and go to bed. This day needs to end before I eat anything else.
Have you ever had a day like this? I didn’t even post all my consumptions! Because it was a little this here and little this there and it would take all night to remember it all. So as good as I have been at burning lots of calories everyday, I have also been eating waaaay too many. I need a plan of attack. A plan to attack “Bottomless Pit Girl”. The plan starts with getting out the food tracker, again, and writing foods down before I eat them. Next, more water, more veggies, more lean protein. I know sugar is my kryptonite. I fully know this, but I have to have a little everyday or I’d shrivel up and die :). Sugar just needs to be portion controlled (boo!).
That’s my plan and I will implement it and get back to you on how it turns out. In the meantime, I will be resting my legs so I can run as far as possible tomorrow, in order to burn off my indiscretions.