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365 Challenge Day 28 – Running!

18 Jun

Just back from a 30 minute run!  Well, more like a slow jog : )  But I’m still super excited, and super proud.  I did 20, then walked a bit, then another 10.  It felt really good.  I love running at dusk. There was a beautiful sunset, I wish I took a picture.

I think I have Dr. Amen to thank for my inspiration: Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.  AND, my Zumba class was full again!  Even though I called 10 hours before the class, I was 8th on the wait list!!  One of these days I’ll make it there.

Second day without any coffee.  My teeth will certainly be turning brown soon from all the tea I’ve been drinking. My plan is to switch more and more to green tea, and simultaneously start to cut back.  I’ve probably reduced my caffeine intake a little bit already, but not much.  I had a cup of decaf in the afternoon for a special treat, it was a rough day at work.  I don’t know how long I’ll be off of coffee for, but it is a good feeling to take on and (at least temporarily) conquer one of my toughest addictions.

I had my meditation group at work today, I sat for 30 minutes and it was really great.  It really helped me feel more centered during a stressful day.  I actually felt very focused, I kept coming back to Now, and grounding in my body and breath.

Food…  I still have not cooked, it’s terrible, I’ve been living on green smoothies, oatmeal, and prepared food from Trader Joe’s.  We’ve also been eating a lot of take-out.  Last night I made vegan nachos for dinner, and that was yummy, and satisfying, but definitely not on my list of healthy options!  I have no idea what to make, nothing I think of appeals to me.  Maybe this weekend I’ll look through my cookbooks and try to get inspired.

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365 Challenge Day 20 – Cardio!!

8 Jun

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I went jogging today!! First time in more than a decade.
I’ve been wanting to for a while now, months, but I was afraid I would hurt myself. Well, we’ll see how I feel tomorrow! I ran for 20 minutes straight without stopping, and then walked (slowly) for about 40. It felt really good. I love that feeling in my lungs after they’ve been working hard.
I’m feeling very proud : ) I really didn’t expect to be able to do it. I thought I’d only last a few minutes or have to alternate between walking and running.
I can thank Dr. Amen for my inspiration. I’m reading his book Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, and it’s very inspiring. It’s amazing how we can heal ourselves if given the right conditions.

I’m looking forward to going again soon!