Sunday, August 29, 2010

Getting in shape and eating well (not so often)

Wow, I can't believe how fast time's almost September! This past month I've really concentrated on being physically fit and can even boast that I completed 3 running races (two 5K's and one 5 miler) in the past 5 weeks! My first races since 2004! I'm definitely not as young as I used to be, but all the running has made feel great physically. I feel stronger even on those days where I have work on my feet for 10 hours straight. Somehow exercise always seems to bring a little happiness into my life, too. I'm all for making the mind and body happy.

Along with the running, I've tried to improve my diet. Unfortunately, I'm not so successful with that. I LOVE food--who doesn't? After my 5K race today, I had some delicious cheese fries with bacon and a huge turkey deli sandwich with coleslaw on it. I won't be eating like that once we start the protocol, I swear. When I was pregnant with our daughter, I remember eating pizza (my favorite food) like every other day. All that pizza was showing too--I gained around 45 pounds with her. I always told myself that if I ever got pregnant again, I was going to be a healthy pregnant woman who only showed in the belly (not the thighs, hips and face). Probably wishful thinking...but there's nothing wrong with that. :)

I'm ready for September though--I'm physically and mentally ready. Well almost ready...I am still uneasy about the progesterone shots (I'm a wuss!), but I'm not sure if I'll ever be ready for them. I'll just do them and hope they get easier.

Goodbye August, hello September...I am ready for you!

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