Okay, so I have to go back to Friday. I knew that a cheeseburger and fries was not healthy for me so I reluctantly gave up the idea in favor of salad and ground turkey. I avoided Friday treats at work in the morning, as usual. Unfortunately, there were still tons of treats around by lunchtime, including a bunch of donuts. I ate two and a big handful of nuts. Yikes! I don't know what happened. I was in control, in control...and then I wasn't. And that's not the worst of the day. I went home and lay down, intending to rest for just a moment--and then fell asleep for a couple of hours. I woke up very hungry, tired, groggy, and not feeling like making a late dinner. We had the burgers. Horrible, right? I know, it was a bad day that totaled me at 1,300 calories over my daily target. Whew.
Yesterday was a lot better and I stayed in check...probably out of remorse for the day before! But one thing I felt really good about was that I went jogging. Mostly it was walking--I walked 35 minutes and jogged for 15, so that's a lot more of the easier exercise. But still, I've always found jogging so difficult to do. Previously to this last six months, the longest I could jog in a stretch was for 30 seconds. Yes, I'm serious, 30 seconds was agony with each step feeling like a blow in my whole body, my face red and dripping with exertion, and me huffing and puffing for breath. Now I can run in 1-2 minute stretches without feeling like I am dying. I'll be out of breath, but no stitches in my side or any pain. I know 1-2 minutes isn't long at all to run at all, but it's such an improvement for me. The big difference is that previously running was painfully, extremely hard. Now it'd doable and even kind of fun in a way once I discovered I can do it. I think this week I'm going to skip the resistance treadmill walking and try out the jogging to see if I can build up some more endurance. Cool beans, eh? I'm excited.