This? Is Not the Health I Ordered!


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Oh, Hai….

Yes, I’ve disappeared. I can barely keep up with one blog, two is a chore it feels like! This doesn’t mean that I’ve been failing at my fitness/health goals. Well ok I was for a little while and may  have not wanted to document THAT but recently, I’ve been doing quite good. I may have even lost some weight!

I’ve been eating salads for lunch and dinner with fresh veggies and cheese and egg and either lemon juice and olive oil for dressing or balsamic vinegar.

I’ve been running 2-3 times a week (I’m finding I sometimes just can’t mentally do it. Weird right?) and walking to work every morning and back home at night.

I have stuck to my word and have gotten rid of sugar and salt and creamy foods. It took a couple weeks to completely eliminate (or at least scale back enormously!) but I’ve done it and I’m seeing results (sure, its all water weight but I retain water like NONE OTHER so therefore its a good thing!).

This makes for a very happy Ashley. I feel good about myself, and my body is starting to feel more comfortable to me. Its still no where near what I want it to be but the back fat and the side things are slowly shrinking. I hope I can keep this up!

Random thought, but don’t you hate how when you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror you look kind of trim and fabulous and then you eat a healthy breakfast of Special K and then you’re back to what you looked like the night before? I HATE THAT!


Determination

Up until two weeks ago I would have told you I hated running. Couldn’t make me do it, no matter how many truffles you tied to the end of a string and dragged in front of me. Then I decided to just do it. 

You know what? Don’t tell anyone but I like it. 

It started with a simple run around the resevoir and now I shake it up by running the resevoir loop once, move onto the bridal path loop and then tonight I ran on the road, across the north meadow and back on the road, down the bridal path and back on the road. No idea how far I went but at least 2 miles. I would have done more if it weren’t getting pitch black out and it was downpouring on me and my poor ipod wrapped in a sandwich baggy (i’m classy). 

Theres something about running around the park, surrounded by other runners with a cool breeze sometimes blowing my direction and the feel of the dirt inside my shoes (literally, inside my shoes, apparently i didn’t buy dirt proof shoes). I just like it! And its the one routine I’ve set, and kept. 

The only thing is? I’m impatient. I want results. And so far nothing. NOTHING. I haven’t lost an ounce. And I want it to drop off, because thats how I roll. I want instant results. This is how i get discouraged, this is how i stop working out. I’m determined though. DETERMINED PEOPLE.

Theres a good chance I slacked off on keeping track of what i ate this week….so lets see…

Yesterday: 

Breakfast: oatmeal

Lunch: a mix of stuff from the hot and cold salad bars at whole foods (chicken provencale, some pasta with parmesan, indonesian rice that had raisins and pineapple)

Iced coffee with three splendas and a shot of vanilla from Starbucks

Dinner: three different white cheeses and some bread with two glasses of white wine

Snack: two godiva truffles

Today….

Breakfast: oatmeal which i made the mistake of eating prior to walking to work so i was starving when i got there so i had half of a cinnamon bun

lunch: chicken curry with spinach, rice and naan bread

dinner: my eggs with goat cheese and ketchup on a wrap with 3 godiva truffles for dessert (they are sitting on my coffee table in front of me while I watch the olympics. They’re distracting!!)

I didnt run yesterday but i did run the night before that for about 4 miles and ran tonight about 2.