Day 303! Bring On Spring!!

My husband says to me-” I did LOTS of yardwork today for my cardio!” Yay him! He truly did, probably about 2 hours spent outside raking and trying to beautify the yard for Spring. I cannot wait to get back out it into the yard. I neglected the last couple years due to work and depression of job layoffs, etc.. I seem to be one that just shuts down, rather than move on and continue forward. My poor gardens feel so neglected at this point. I’m sure they don’t even remember me. I’ll take care of that this spring/summer. I tend to FULLY enjoy myself this year. Get back into our Happy Hours (used to be our most favorite time! The hubs and I pick a drink and then sit out back, bird watch and just talk), my gardening, baseball games and running in warm weather!

No workouts today- this is my 2nd scheduled built in day off. So, I’m fine with resting today. This week I managed to get in 4 runs outside and 1 walk inside on the treadmill Monday and 5 days of weights! Another week down!

Okay, so I mentioned yesterday about caloric intake. I belong to a FB Group and this link was recently posted:

http://www.health-calc.com/diet/energy-expenditure-advanced

Interesting. Very easy to use. Try it. So, it suggests that I have been eating way less than I should. I’m sure if you put your stats in, it will indicate the same. In a world where the focus has always been about LOWERING calories and UPPING your activity, it is hard to wrap my brain around. I have to admit, doing this would almost take some work, as I’m sure my body as gotten used to eating on MUCH less.

My philosophy has always been, EAT. EAT when your hungry, make SENSIBLE food choices and you will never need to eliminate anything from your menus. It’s always about portion control and moderation. I don’t want that half fat, no sugar, low calorie CRAP..give me the real deal, and I will promise to not be a pig about things. Isn’t that what it is all about anyway? Being smart and eating in moderation? Why eliminate?

The other key is PHYSICAL ACTIVITY! Get off your rear ends and do something!! By combining both aspects together, you WILL become the person you want to be physically…mentally as well, if you look good you feel good. Nurture yourself, take care of yourself, be kind to yourself and FEED yourself good clean food. Your body will thank you for it.

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About runningawaywithme

I'm a mom to 3 gorgeous children and married to a wonderful guy! I work in Critical Care and I classify myself on some levels as an adreneline junky. However, I am terrified of heights! Go figure! Im dedicated to running and physical fitness. There are no excuses good enough to not keep yourself healthy in body and in mind.

Posted on March 3, 2013, in Food/Eating?Menus, Running, Weight training and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Wish I shared your love of gardening! LOVE the happy hour with the hubs idea!

    As far as that calculator. It has me at 3,796 total energy expenditure. I can’t even phathom being able to eat enough to gain the muscle I want. To be fair though that’s only 4 out of 7 days but still.

    As far as elimination I can see the point in some cases (health reasons) I’ve never been able to eliminate ANYTHING completely out of my diet though I do limit my sugars and starches.

    LOVE your last paragraph!

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