I was suppose to go for a long run yesterday, 10 miles, I headed out...and felt horrible! After 3.5 miles I turned around and figured that I would just have to settle for 7..and try to fit 10 in on Saturday! Well, I passed a friends house and she was in the yard....I can't believe what happened next! I asked for a ride home! YUP! I quit! I ran 3.5 miles and asked for a ride home! I know for a fact her husband will NEVER let me live it down...I may never!
Since that moment of quitting...I have been sulking in self pity! And yet, I can't sulk too much, because my life is the best! I have never been happier! I have a Fantastic Husband who works hard everyday, and then comes home with a smile on his face, prepared to play Lions and Tigers with the kids, before I put them down to bed! (or usually after I already put them in bed...he gets them out...plays the game and them back they go!...Odd routine!) I have 5 children, who give me 100% pure joy all time! We have so much fun together....I really need nothing else! (Except you...my dear blog buddies....I live in a virtual social world!)
So this morning I sat down and was trying to figure everything out!
Probably the hardest part of my fitness life is that I am carrying 10-20 pounds too much weight. If I did what I am doing now, 2 years ago, I would have been back to my normal weight. I really am trying...but my metabolism has dropped....(probably lack of muscle)! I realize as life goes on this is only going to continue to get tougher. So why do I have a hard time making the adjustments needed? I think it is because I am a human trash disposal...I munch on all my kids left overs!
Then, my wise husband solved the problem....If I fed them what is healthy it would not matter if I munched behind them. So I have a double standard of what they need and what I needed! Honestly, it is not different! Their young bodies need the same healthy nutrients to build a strong body as mine! I am thankful, for this little breakdown...so that I could realize that not only do I need to eat better...but they do as well. In the end we will both win!