Monthly Archives: November 2011

Sunday Rain

I just wanted to quickly say I went out again this afternoon! I feel proud of myself that I got off my phat ass and went another 5km. I made dinner for myself last night and ate leftovers of that dinner (whole wheat rotini with some roasted chicken) for lunch today. I also had pineapple for breakfast imagining I was on a beach and Taye Diggs was about to sweep me away…but I digress…

I had the feeling all day that I wanted to go out but it was raining. Not a valid excuse, but a somewhat logical one. My hair could get wet. The rain stopped and the feeling to get moving came over me so I got dressed and went!

This time, the 4th time this week – I ran more than I have and I beat my time of 57 minutes yesterday to 51. That is what I like to call progress :). 5km should take less time than that, but I will get there. Like the New Kids taught me, Step by Step ooooh baby, gonna get to you girrrrlll (“girrrlll” being ultimate goal of F&F).

For dinner? No clue, probably salad but I am pretty excited I have kept this up for almost a full week!

Another positive thing with this whole eating better and moving my ass thing is that although no weight has been lost or physical difference can be seen (yet) is that I am not waking up hating my body as much. If you are perhaps wondering if I will start again with “The Big Phat Weight Reveal” every Monday – I am seriously considering it…it is just really hard to admit failure and to be honest I haven’t weighed myself yet. When I take that particular step, I am sure I will let you know and decide then to share the atrocious and purely embarrassing number.

Blog soon,
PFF

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Devil Shoes

I just got back from a 5km walk and did it in less than an hour…:) I think that is a more realistic goal for everyday or as often I decide to get my ass moving…one step at a time! Oh, in my old runners…because did I mention I destroyed the skin above my heel? Ya,”Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.” turned into bloody painful mess when I got home the other night. I believe that today I desperately needed break from the “devil shoes” as I like to now call them.

It felt fabulous to be outside on a Saturday, get some fresh air and most importantly, be true to myself. It feels good that I got up, got out and set out to do what I want more than anything.

Today is simply just one small yet significant step closer to my F&F goal.

Blog soon,
PFF

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No Pain, No Gain…

Well, I am on day 4 and I haven’t cheated, not even a little bit. They way I look at it is that I am only hurting myself if I do. Today is the first day I didn’t pack a lunch for work so i improvised and picked up a hero slim 4 oz burger. Ok, I could have had grilled chicken breast but I have had chicken two days in a row, so I thought it would be ok. The reason they call it a slim is because they put the patty on whole wheat flat bread. Sure, it isn’t as delicious with the regular bun and sweet potato fries and Fresca…but I was just fine with a glass of water and no sides. I ate 3 small clemintines, a granny smith apple throughout the day and a fibre one bar with my tall non-fat latte this am.

Bad foods? A coke zero and a small bag of creamy dill baked lays from the vending machine (3 grams of fat, 130 calories for the entire bag) – hey better than a whole large bag of Smartfood popcorn that I have been able to polish off in a weekend (ok, in various bowls throughout a 3 hour span on my couch watching amazing made for tv movies) but who’s counting?

So believe it or not, my Tuesday night walk was cancelled which turned out to be ok because a. It was pouring /freezing rain and b. I wore brand new Nike’s for my 12km walk on Monday and ended up getting blisters on the top of my heel. The name of today’s blog is called “no pain, no gain” for this in particular. BTW (by the way for those less tech savvy than myself haha ya right!), I am writing this as I am walking. Believe it! I am walking only about 5km tonight and currently I am on Eastern about to head North on Leslie up to Gerrard.

Why such a short walk tonight you may be asking? Because instead of turning around 20 minutes ago because of the pain I am experiencing I figured writing this post from my phone (technology is pretty amazing) would distract me enough to get me far enough so I wouldn’t have the chance to give up.

To give you an idea of the pain, its pretty much every step. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Oh! This stop light will save me for a second…nope just turned green. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Ok. Let me focus on the good here: Positive thinking, right? I am doing something amazingly good for my body right now. It is great for my mind too! I am getting fresh air instead of eating a small poutine and drinking wine thus (yes, I went all Shakespeare on ya) giving me the ability to have traditional cheese curds as divine as they will only sit on my ass and gain yet another pound or four if I’m including gravy.

Ok, so this isn’t so bad. Writing while I walk. Not too shabby. I’m sure writing isn’t what people tend to do during exercise but whatever works right?

The other beauty is that while writing I don’t care about the music on my ipod, I’m just letting it play. Usually my mood changes with every step so I skip through many, many songs so this shuffle setting is a really nice feature right now.

Ok so now I’m on Gerrard. Still cool out and oh, I have to change the song because I can’t handle 80’s. Ok, thanks Madonna. Omg! A new Starbucks! Gerrard and Jones or it has been a long time since I have been on this route. OUCH! Ok I just figured out that stopping is not a good idea. Keep on movin!!

Ok, I really have nothing else to say so I am going to sign off. Tomorrow, day 5! Its been a long time since I’ve gotten to day 5 so I am pretty impressed with myself. Yay me! Second time this week, so I will do one or two more before Sunday. An awesome friend of mine read my post from Monday and sent me a site this week on how to train myself to get to the point of jogging 5km. I will try that either next week or the week after. My main focus this week and possibly next is to get outside and move.

One day at a time, and one step in front of the other…go PFF!

Blog soon,
PFF

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Baby It’s Cold Outside..

I am going to make this short and sweet. I conquered “Mount Not So Pleasant Mountain” aka Mount Pleasant from Bloor to St. Clair tonight for the first time in a long time. Just under 12km total from my place and I feel good.

I keep coming to the same conclusion that something needs to change and I am the only one who is capable of making the change I want to see.

This time instead of talking the talk, I decided to walk the walk…and walked my ass for 1 hour and 57 minutes tonight. During my walk I started to remember how far 12km is. FYI, It’s pretty far. I also started to remember that I know how to walk and I know how to eat less to actually make┬ámy body work for me.

Tomorrow I have a walk date – it may be only 5km rather than 12km but its movement and that is just the beginning of what I hope to accomplish.

Feel free to leave me some tips and words of encouragement…as always the first 3 days for me is the hardest, I just need to reach 2 full weeks and hopefully break the current unhealthy habits and create more fabulously healthy ones.

Blog Soon,
PFF

Ps: if any of you want to set up a regular walking that will turn into jogging date during the week or weekend – apply within!!

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