In other news, I posted a while ago that I had started using My Fitness Pal to track my nutrition and exercise. I also posted that 3 days or so into and I was headed to crazy ville. I stopped using the program and went with eating what felt right and watching my portions. I was weighing myself once a week and was doing well. Then I went away for my sisters bachlerette, and ate too much and drank to much and gained 3 pounds. That gain had me trying My Fitness Pal again to get back on track. My plan was to track for a few days and then go back to flying blind. That's when I surprised myself with staying in SANE VILLE. I think my 'come to Jesus moment' a few weeks ago set my mindset straight and I am feeling healthy and sane on all fronts. I have found the tool really helpful, I have made sure I have gotten enough protein each day, as well as calories to support the activity I am doing. Its also helped me stay in moderation while going out to restaurants. I think the key for me is that my MIND needs to be in a healthy place, one of moderation and self love. As I said we are headed for my sister's wedding this coming weekend and I plan on indulging and enjoying myself and not stressing about it. I will balance the indulgence with my run Sat morning and a nice stretch and rest Sunday.
Lastly, there are 4 weekends left before the half marathon! 2 weeks prior to the race I will do a 19km run, the idea being that if I can run 19 I can run 21 two weeks later. The weekend before the race I will 'taper' down and do a light run. The timing is perfect as we will be in Niagara on the Lake that weekend, the perfect place to enjoy a nice light run. I have the butterflies, just thinking about the 18th...of 21 kms...can I do this? Am I ready? No matter what I am going to go for it, that much I do know!