Did I really do that out loud? Yes, yes I did. My coworkers were peeking their heads into my cube to make sure I wasn't doing anything "inappropriate". Although I wasn't doing THAT technique, I was doing the golf ball trick that Staci told me to do. Get your mind out of the gutter, I know what you are thinking! The golf ball is helping me stretch out my foot as I am doing more self prescribed therapy to work through this foot issue. As John Melloncamp would say...."It hurts so good". It seems to be a good short-term solution but I still need to make an appointment with the old doctor.
Since I am on my self-imposed running ban, I am focusing my attention on weight loss. I have lost count at how many times I have attempted to lose weight and just when I think I have hit another "rock bottom", I gain another 5lbs. Why do I keep up this self-destructive cycle?
I had some time to think about why I am fighting a healthy lifestyle so much. One word....laziness. I hate meal planning, I hate grocery shopping, and I hate cooking. These are all things one must do in order to maintain a certain level of healthy eating. I am not lazy when it comes to exercise and even though I love my tater-tots, I also have no problem eating healthy. I just simply boils down to my organizational skills. I keep thinking that I need to go back to a Weight Watchers meeting but as I went through my stuff I realized even a meeting won't help me. I was on WW for 2 years and I did lose weight.....but only when I planned.
As I mentioned before, I can no longer make changed on a grand scale. I have to do them in baby steps. Coming up with a plan that I can stick to is hard but I am going to try a bare bones plan for a week or two to see if I can get back some sort of control back. This is my planning plan:
- Cook 3 nights/week
- Oatmeal for Breakfast, Salad of some sort for Lunch everyday (I rarely get sick of this combo)
- Plan for said 3 night of cooking and get my butt to the store and get over my hatred of grocery stores.
I of course am not starting this plan until July 5th. The meal plan is in place for my 4th fest (feast) and unfortunately I am not willing to forgo my brother's famous cucumber dip or coney's.
Have a great holiday weekend and good luck to any racers out there!!!