Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Jazzy and Leigh's High School Reunion

My requisite morning running photo.
I think the morning sun makes me wanna run!

This morning started out like any other morning.  I ran.  Yesterday was supposed to be my rest day, but I got up at 5:30 am and just felt like running.  So I did.  I won't get a true rest day till Friday because tomorrow and Thursday are clinic runs.  Which means I will have run six days in a row.  It's all good though.  I feel good during my runs.  My hamstring is a non-issue and I'm getting faster.  Yesterday's 6K was at a 6:29 pace.  I don't normally run that fast by myself.  Since it's becoming my regular pace, I'm ready to kick it up a notch.  I'm going to start interval training in a week or so.  And Friday I get my orthotics!  I'm excited, but nervous that it will take me some time to get used to them.  Looking forward to running sans crampy toes.

Funny thing happened this morning.  I decided to weigh myself since I've been following Paleo for a full week.  My weight has not budged since I gained at my March 27th weigh-in.  Last week I weighed in at 168.  The same number I've been stagnant at for almost a month.  I've been eating nuts, seeds, fruit, starchy veggies and of course meat this past week.  Imagine my surprise when I got on the scale and saw this!

If I'm gonna do scale pictures, I'm gonna need regular pedicures!

I lost a pound.  Funny that since I had a way more restrictive diet for the weeks prior to me beginning Paleo. Go figure!  Maybe I needed to switch it up or something?  Not sure why the loss this week since I'm sure I've eaten more since I announced I was on maintenance.  Oh well. Losing weight without even trying?  Worse things could definitely happen!  Just goes to show how different my body and metabolism is now as opposed to then.  I used to claim that I had a snails pace slow metabolism.  The truth is that I abused it and once I introduced healthy foods and exercise to my body, it began to work overtime for me.  We work together like a well oiled machine now.  That is exactly why it is not even remotely difficult for me to eat a regimented diet plan like Paleo or Dr. Poon and not cheat.  It's just not worth it.  I will never abuse my metabolism (or my body) again.

My girl Dawn is doing the Ride to Conquer Cancer in June.  That's a 200K bike ride!  She's making these great necklaces and bracelets that are fully tax receiptable (don't think that's a word, but you know what I mean).  I ordered one from her and got a ton of compliments on it!  I even got her an order today.  If you know me in real life and you want to give your mom an awesome Mother's Day gift where all the proceeds go directly to cancer research, I can hook you up!  They can be custom made in many different colors.

Believe necklace $40, Believe bracelet $25

I almost forgot that on May 4th is my high school reunion.  I'm definitely going.  I'll have to get an outfit to wear for the occasion.  It's a daytime and family affair.  I was obese in high school.  Not morbidly obese yet, but still pretty unhealthy and awkward.  I had tortoiseshell glasses until I was 17 when my mother finally let me switch to contacts.  It will be weird seeing people I haven't seen in 25 years.  I was pretty quiet and shy in high school.  I only had one good girlfriend that I hung with (Jasmine...who I haven't seen for a couple of years and should really touch base with). Always trying to be part of the cool crowd but never fitting in.  It was a hard time for me.  I had no boyfriends in high school and no prospect of a boyfriend.  Ironically, my hubby and I went to the same high school and he was very popular with the girls.  We didn't really associate then.  I was better friends with my brother-in-law.  If I would have suggested to anyone that I would end up marrying my husband 14 years after we graduated, I would have been laughed outta town.  I'm sure no one would have dreamed that I would end up marrying the object of many school girl crushes from 1986 - 1988!

The next two days will be a true test.  But I love a challenge!  I'm attending a symposium at a hotel where breakfast and lunch will be served.  My size 7 pants that I bought a couple of weeks ago are getting looser in the butt and upper thigh area, the only place I still need to lose.  That right there is motivation to eat on plan.  I will be prepared though.  I will bring some Paleo friendly veggies, fruits, seeds and hard boiled eggs.  I'll leave them in my car just in case I need to step out and grab something. Preparation is key!  Failure to plan is planning to fail.  And failure is not an option!

Not the best picture of me.
Julien wanted to take it and made me
promise to post it.  Those are size 7 pants!