Monday, October 4, 2010

Week 3 (Day 15) Acceptance

I'm not throwing in the towel, I am accepting my present limitations. 

The first week of course I was all gung-ho and did it perfectly but the second week was a major fizzler.  Week three is going to be all about acceptance and adjustments!  I cannot stick to the meal plan exactly, I have a family to feed, and am way too busy to cook seperate meals.  So I am adjusting the way we eat as a family.  Healthy lean meats plus vegies or salads and then carbs for dinner for the boys but not me.  I have my carbs at lunch so I have the energy for my exercise and to make it through the 3pm slump (carbs are of course as complex as possible! lol).  I'm not going to give up, but I need to learn to solder on even when the excitement and gloss has worn off.  This is gonna be the rest of my life so I need habits, not motivation!

My running is going great - I'm finally increasing my distance and finding I can run faster on the shorter runs now which is what I was aiming at.  One thing I have learnt is that to acheive something you have to push the boundaries.  In order to increase my 5k speed, I have had to run further and further rather then just keep repeating the same 5k over and over.  I need to try and get some speed intervals happening this week too!

special K with low fat milk and blueberries
cuppa tea
sandwich with roast lamb from last night, mustard, tomato and snow pea sprouts
500ml of water
I've got a 150g tub of baked beans for afternoon tea
and dinner will be home-made pizza

I have a fast 5k run planned for 5pm this afternoon!


  1. I'm with you on adjusting the menu to feed the whole family.. and sometimes it just means giving them the carbs at the evening meal and abstaining yourself. I'm not sure many of us with 'growing' teenagers (with their own mindset) - and indeed partners with their own ideas of what constitutes a decent meal - would be able to sustain this menu plan indefinitely. To me it's all about using this plan as a guide to my own calorie intake - a guide that will go beyond these 12 weeks...
    Good on you for being able to run 5k!

  2. I'm finding the same with the food. I have a 2 y/o to feed and my partner doesn't like alot of the menu.
    Plus I've got my inlaws staying this week which will be hard.
    You're doing really well with your running though, I wish I could run 5k!

    Dee :)