Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Being Accountable

Since I know all of you are wondering how my first week of my newest commitment went, I shall tell you.

Fantastic! Thanks for asking!

I almost completely stuck to my menu. Eating organic food really is as delicious as it's made out to be! For instance, I've always liked bananas. They're good, but they've never been an explosion of taste in my mouth or anything. That is, until last week. So good! The same can be said about the green and red peppers I've been munching on. My menu has been called boring, but it really isn't. It's also made up of easy, quickly prepared recipes, and I look forward to eating. Sure, I fudged a little. I've had more sweets than I really should have, thanks to social gatherings and a roommate who has suddenly decided to start baking a lot. There's a little wiggle room in my plan, so it's perfectly alright.

I've also been working out more. I teach a dance class for a show choir once a week, which keeps me moving, and I'll try and join them every week for an aerobic workout beforehand. I've gone walking around my neighborhood, and tried some new ab workouts.

This morning I started a Couch to 5k running program. Day 1 went very well. I made up a playlist on my iPod with songs of the exact length of each portion of today's prescribed run/walk, and I did it! I normally hate the idea of running just to run. I can run all over the place in an Ultimate Frisbee or soccer game, but just running has never appealed to me. However, I see all these 5K benefit runs, and I'd love to be able to do that, so here I go! This morning was really good, and I only have to run 3 times a week to make this work. Hooray!

Overall, I've felt really good this week. I've slept better, not gotten as tired throughout the day, and generally just felt noticeably better. You know, all the benefits you hear about. I'm not a desperate case, by any means. My BMI is on the high end of what is recommended, but not in the scary end just yet, and I'm planning on bringing it down even more.

Oh yeah, and I'm down four pounds from the day of that first post. That, dear readers, is excellent news.


Nancy said...

Congratulations! I need to start getting back into the swing of things...isn't it funny how good exercise makes you feel--and yet it's just so easy to blow off.

John Pilmer said...

I'm busting my button I'm so proud of you...in a humble sort of way.

marquita chiquita said...

Congrats! That is so awesome that you are taking control of things and you can see the results. That is what I need to do! I definitely want to hear more about it!