Monday, September 22, 2008

Plans for the week, new rules and the kindness of strangers

I'm doing the single mom thing from Wednesday to Saturday this week which means I've had to adjust my workout plans. Usually I get up and go running 3 mornings during the week and then get in one run on the weekends. But since I won't be able to go for a run the whole second half of the week my plan is to run Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed. So far, so good although I really wanted to skip this morning. So I'm asking y'all to kick my butt if I skip one of the next two days. Wednesday will be the hardes after staying up to watch BL but it needs to happen.

The new rules are in part to help me with the challenge but also because I saw myself slipping. A few more diet sodas, a little less water. A few too many processed snacks and not enough fruit/veggies/wholesome foods. So the new rules:

1. If I want a soda there has to be 1 liter of water into me first. That goes for every soda I want. 3 sodas today? 3 liters of water first.

2. One processed snack during the day and one during the evening for now. Processed snacks for me are 100 cal packs, crackers, cookies, pudding. I am not considering my homemade granola bars or my yogurt processed.

This morning I left the house at 5:30 for a 3 mile run. About 2/3 of the way through I landed wrong on a stone and rolled my right ankle something good. Cursed for a few minutes then hobbled a few steps to test it out all the while wondering how long it would take me to hobble the rest of the way home. A car slowed on the other side of the road and offered me a lift home. She must have saw what happened and looped around. By that time I knew that I could at least walk if not run the rest of the way so I thanked her anyway, but I thought it was so nice of her to do that!!!


jeannie* said...

I love your soda and processed food rules. I might steal them :)

Kari said...

I think those are some great rules...especially the soda one!! Good for you for getting up and running even if you didn't feel like it...success already! It's nice to experience the kindness of strangers.

Taking It One Step At A Time said...

Good job Leigh Anne. Those are great rules.

Hope your ankle is feeling better.

Sara said...

I like those rules! That is so nice of that woman - I love it when people are nice!

RICE that ankle!!

Biggest Loser Blog Edition said...

Well I'm impressed! Firstly because I want to be able to get up and do any kind of exercise that early in the morning and secondly because you hurt your ankle, could have gotten an "out" to get a lift home and you didn't take it!

THAT is friggin awesome!!

Hopefully your ankle isn't sprained or anything like that because you don't want to make it worse by running.