After the break down I had last week, this week went by so much better for some reason. I focused on running this week more than lifting. I think I am probably going to get the results I started off wanting at the beginning of the semester if I stick to cardio and working on getting rid of my belly instead of lifting weights. I am also really weak so lifting weights isn’t really my forte. I had a lot more motivation to go in and run this week as well. I think the motivation derived from trying to beat the time I had on the first time I ran that mile the week before when I was grumpy. I became competitive towards my own time, which I don’t know where that came from either because I am not a competitive person at all! I just remember running an eight-minute mile back in middle school so that 12-minute mile was not impressive to me at all; and that’s why I wanted to see if I could lower that time.
While scrolling through twitter the other day I saw a post that a friend of mine from back home posted, and it kind of made me feel guilty for not putting all the effort I can into this. The tweet said, “The best part about the gym is that you can’t cheat anyone but yourself. And if that isn’t motivation, I don’t know what is. #stayLoyal” ~ Hallee Adams. I found this to be so true especially when it comes to working out. I am not an expert at this at all, but I think that you can’t expect to get results if you don’t put the effort into it and by doing this you’re only cheating yourself out of what your overall goal is.
As the week went by I realized that I started to become more aware of what I was eating too! Which is fantastic, I even caught myself looking at calories of most of the things I was planning on eating, and I even stopped myself! I know… it’s hard to believe that I would turn down a Kit-Kat but I totally did and it felt great! This week I went to Walmart and bought celery, carrots, mangos, all kinds of other fruits and vegetables. So now when I want to snack on something I get one of those things out. I usually like to snack on things when I get bored or I am doing homework so instead of going to get a bag of chips or a candy bar I get carrots instead. They aren’t as good as candy bars but it will help me get results hopefully. I am excited to see how the rest of the semester goes.