Ok, so day 1 is over. Or, at least I am in bed and there will be no more eating.
I decided to make a resolution to be active every single day. I alway wanted to have a running streak, but I just didn't feel like that was a good idea for me. I could imagine myself getting hurt or over-doing it. I decided that I could manage to be active each day. I will run, walk, swim, bike, or do an exercise DVD each and every day. If I run or walk, I need to do at least a mile. If I swim or bike, it needs to be at least 20 minutes. A DVD session needs to be 30 minutes or more.
Today I tried my new bike trainer. I think it still needs some tweaking. I don't know much about them, so I'm not even sure it's set up right. My pedals seem to stick as I go around and I feel like I'm not pedaling smoothly. I also need a riser for the front wheel.
After trying the trainer, I got on the 'mill and run just 2 miles. It's been two weeks since my 1/2 and I want to start out carefully. It was a very slow 2 miles, but I upped the incline a bit mid-way through and sprinted a few times. I feel like it was a good start.
I did count every single calorie today and I was just under 1,300. I had to derail my husband several times. He promised to "diet" with me, but I'm sure his total was closer to 3000. If I hadn't stepped in, it would have been 5000! I don't know how he does it. He doesn't gain nearly as easily as me. Our kids wanted to go to our favorite restaurant, Olive Garden, but I managed to convince them that they could have soup and breadsticks at home. I LOVE OG sticks. YUM! There is no way I had enough willpower on day 1 to say no, so I'm glad we didn't go there!
I even manage to not stress eat today. My grandma passed away this morning. She had been in a nursing home for awhile and was taken to hospice just a few days ago. She was 92 and it was her time. Rest in Peace Grandma A.
Well... I'm ready to sleep and I hope to have some better posts for you soon.
Happy Jan 1st!