It’s Wednesday. Ohhh the dreaded Wednesday. The only thing to make it a little better is WIAW thanks to Jen at Peas and Crayons. Since it’s still the sugar free challenge, this post will feature zero added sugars. I have to give my props to Alex. No sugar is a hard thing to do! (And if there is sugar in this post, don’t judge. I’m a newbie at this sugar free thing.)
Speaking of peanut butter, I just polished off another jar. I should just change my blog name to, “Fueled by Peanut Butter.”
Sandwich! Hands down my favorite food. There are so many possibilities. This one hit. the. spot.
If anybody has had pre-workout snacking troubles, I would totally recommend sweet potatoes. Not only do they taste great, but they are also a great way to get some quick carbs.
So I’ve been planning out some of my races for my 21 before 21 goal and this is what I have come up with:
5) North Face Endurance Challenge – Half Marathon – December 4, 2011
6) Walnut Creek Half Marathon – December 10, 2011
7) Operation Jack – Full Marathon – December 26, 2011 ***
8 ) 13.1 Los Angeles – Half Marathon – January 15, 2011
***I went back and forth on which marathon I wanted to sign up for but I ultimately decided on this one because of the cause. It’s supporting autism while all the other races didn’t have a specific group to support. You can donate money to runners and help them raise awareness for autism. I totally understand if you don’t want to donate, but I figured I would let you all know anyway. Check it out here.
Speaking of running, I finally got my running magazines in the mail!
I had never gotten, or even read, either of these magazine before but I knew that I would love them. No more of those weight loss magazines. Those are just ridiculous. What I really loved about these magazine was that the models were not stick thin. They were strong and they looked like they could actually run. Definitely a good investment 🙂
As I’ve said before, one of my roommates has been trying to lose weight. She literally talks about it everyday. I get that she wants to lose weight and all but to be quite honest, I don’t want to hear about. I tried to help her out in the beginning. I helped her with workouts and how to eat healthy but now she is just being annoying about it. She constantly talks about how fat she is. I get it. I’ve been there. But she knows my past. She knows my issues. So why the heck does she always bring that up? Not gonna lie, it’s gotten to me at times. But then all I do is walk away, and take some time to myself and then I am okay. The other day though, I, personally, hit a new point in my recovery.
We were hanging out and she had just come back from the gym and she was telling me all about her workout. But all I heard was blah blah blah because well…it’s getting old. But then she said, “Oh my gosh. I hate cellulite!” And then me, the one in recovery from an eating disorder, the one who has hated her body, the one who has said so many hateful things to her body, said, “I like it. It adds character.”
That’s right. I said it. I said I loved something that I hated for so many years. And you know what? I wouldn’t take back those words. I really do love it. And it really does add character. I can’t help but cry while typing this up because I am so happy. Really and truly happy. A year ago, I would have joined her body hate. But that was last year. I am a new person with a new mind set. I love my body and all it’s “imperfections.”
What imperfections do you love about yourself?
And this is totally random, but, do you guys know of any good stretches for hips? Mine are super tight!