Thursday, January 9, 2014

Chuggin' Along

Well, today I had planned to wake up early enough to go for a 4-4.5 mile run.  However, that didn’t happen.  I just wasn’t feeling a run this morning, so I just slept on and off until it was time to get up and get myself moving to get ready for work.  It’s okay.  I have tomorrow and Saturday still to get in my final two workouts for the week.  Tomorrow I have to get up by 7am for an 8:30 dentist appointment.  After the dentist appointment, I will do the run I didn’t do this morning.  Saturday, I was going to sleep in since I’m working a double, but I think I’ll run my final workout for the week of 3 miles.  This will mean running 3 days in a row, but that’s okay because Sunday’s run won’t be until mid to late afternoon.  Or, maybe I’ll wait until after nightfall and hit the treadmill at the gym?  I need to see if I can fix whatever mistake I made and get my audiobook player to realize that there is a book loaded on the phone so I can listen to my book while I run and hopefully not be so bored on the treadmill.

Today was day number NINE of eating “on diet.”  I know I keep saying this, but I am so proud of myself for day after day of staying on my diet and not deviating from it even once…for even one bite of “junk” food.  Speaking of, I got an invite today to a friend’s housewarming party next Tuesday.  There will be pizza and beer.  While I would absolutely love to go…I don’t want to be faced with pizza right now.  Why?  Because I LOVE pizza and I don’t think I could trust myself not to eat a slice or two or three…even if I showed up not at all hungry.

I really love the Shred Diet.  It’s just amazing to me.  I’ve done other published diets before…South Beach, for instance.  I loved the food on that, but it just wasn’t something that I could maintain.  I don’t remember why.  I think it had some to do with the availability of the foods it wanted me to eat…also the cost of the food was part of it too, I believe.  The Shred Diet is all “normal” foods that you can find at just about any grocery store.  And none of the food is all that “fancy” so it’s all affordable food too.  Salmon is about as expensive as it gets.  There is the sugar/fat free dressings, but really, those aren’t that expensive…not in my opinion.  But, as I said before when I first started this diet, it is definitely something I could do long term…I would just adjust some of the serving sizes of some of the food. 

While I’m on the subject of published diets…someone said something to me about the Dash Diet the other day.  I meant to look it up when I got home last night, but forgot.  Is anyone familiar with this diet?  If so, how did you like it?  They said it was rated the most successful diet of 2013.  I’m not sure if that means that followers of the diet were more successful on a whole than followers of other diets, or if it was the most successful in sales.  But, I’d like to check it out and, if I like it, I’ll buy it and cycle between it and the Shred Diet long term.  If it’s something that I think would work for me.

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