Last week was a big week for me!
I did my first triathlon in four years. Last week I wrote that I had the following goals:
My goals for this triathlon are:
- to be able to squeeze my body into my wetsuit
- to not fall off my bike or crash
- to run the whole 5K without walking or stopping in less than 33 minutes
- have fun
I survived. Goal 1 achieved.
I squeezed my body into my wetsuit... BARELY. Goal 2 achieved. BARELY.
I didn’t fall off my bike or crash. And I was right behind a woman who completely wiped out hard and big time, so that wasn’t a joke of a goal, really. Goal 3 achieved.
I did the whole run without walking, and my run split was 32:05. Goal 4 achieved!!!
And I had SO MUCH FUN. GOAL 5 ACHIEVED!!!
My next triathlon is July 11th, and I can’t wait, and dammit, I’m gonna be more prepared for that one.
Until then, a little progress report and one thing that has really helped me in the eating department.
I am down twelve pounds, I have lost 2 1/4 inches from my waist, and 2 inches from my hips.
While I have been exercising fairly consistently, the thing that is helping me get to a healthier weight are the changes I’ve made in my eating habits.
And here is the biggest one.
I don’t know about you, but once I eat something sweet, it’s all I want to eat. Sometimes I almost can’t stop thinking about it. And all day long I’m finding myself battling cravings.
Like did you ever see that Facebook video of that little girl crying because she can’t stop thinking about waffles?
THAT IS TOTALLY ME.
So I stopped eating any thing sweet in the morning for breakfast.
And I am now getting to the point where something sweet doesn’t even appeal to me at all first thing anymore.
Here is what I ate for breakfast today:
It’s 2 fried eggs, a sautéed pepper, and half a cup of brown rice.
That’s a decent amount of food, it’s delicious, and the rice and the peppers were left over from yesterday, so all I had to do was make the eggs, and that took about three minutes.
If you struggle with sweets, maybe try eating only savory stuff in the morning.
It’s made a big difference for me!
If you are trying to make healthy changes in your life, remember, any small change you make is a drop in the bucket.
Stay the course!