Energy = mass x speed of light(in a vacuum). Unfortunately, we don't live in a vacuum, or at least I don't. Otherwise my mass would have a huge amount of energy associated with it. But, in the earth's gravity, no so much. Trust me, I do have a point here.
I jumped out of bed this morning raring to go. Don't know why exactly. For the past few weeks I've been in bed by 9 p.m. and asleep by 9:10 :) I've done this on purpose because getting up in the morning is so tough for me (I'm sure I'm the only one it's hard for :). So by going to bed earlier I make getting up early that much easier. And it's worked.
So last night was a new episode of ER and I wasn't too tired so I stayed up and watched it. I went to bed at 10p.m. a little nervous that I wouldn't get up in the morning. But I actually woke up 1/2 an hour before my alarm was to go off. Cool.
So I got up, made coffee, protein shake, got ready and was out the door 10 mins early. Cool.
Sidenote: I am such an idiot sometimes. I've been going to the Y to do my run before swimming. But sometimes the treadmills aren't available and it would tick me off. Or sometimes the people are late and it isn't opened as early as I'd like. This morning I realized that I could run outside, I didn't need a treadmill when I had the great outdoors. DOH!!!!!!
I got to the Y early and they were open already so I jumped on a treadmill and did my run.
After that I headed off to the pool. This week was just swimming, nothing fancy, just swimming. I decided to do 1000m to kind of get a base as to where I am now. Okay, I suck!!! 1000 m = 28:07. I suck!!! But at least there's nothing to do but get better :) I ended up doing some drills and sprints and stuff because I realized I have a lot of work to do may as well start now. I ended up swimming a total of 1500 m in 42 minutes. Yeah, I got it, I suck.
I ended up getting out of the pool because I was getting tired (right, I suck) and it was time I needed to get going. So I head to the showers and as I'm showering I'm thinking to myself , wow, I just have a ton of energy. I can't believe it. So I started thinking about it.
I don't know if I've lost weight as I have not stepped on a scale since Christmas, but I feel thinner and lighter. I'm eating healthy, whole food and it's really starting to show. I have not had sugar since Christmas, wait that's not true. I haven't had any sugar in 6 days and I'm starting to lose the addiction. I had all fruit jelly for breakfast and I'm waiting to see how it hits me. I just feel like I have tons and tons of energy. I feel like I can run, swim, bike and not even blink an eye. I love this feeling.
So, since I don't live in a vacuum, in order to increase energy I must reduce my mass. It seems to be working.
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