ion...that kinda stuff
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Dedication...something I am still learning in my journey to become a healthier Amanda. I know what I need to do. I know how to do it. I just don't have the dedication to keep it up. Something I do have to help learn my dedication...MOTIVATION.
Motivation...something that keeps you going and going no matter what. I have this. I didn't know I had it until this morning.
I woke up at 4:59 AM...I was supposed to be at my running group at 5 AM sharp! We start our run right at 5. I shot out of bed and instead of saying "Oh well, I missed it." and going back to sleep, I shot up, threw on my running clothes....grabbed my shoes and hair tie and left. Didn't pee, brush my teeth, or get water. THen when I pulled up, it was 5:05 and they were gone. =( I was so sad, but I didn't stop there. I drove around until I found the reflecting shoes on the trail. I pulled over in my little civic and off-roaded for a minute to catch up with them. They stopped when they saw the crazy person at 5 AM driving on the grass. LOL. So I missed 5 minutes, but I still caught up and got a GREAT hill sprint work out in.
That is motivation. I was motivated to get my run in. I have this half marathon that is motivating me. Because I have this motivation, I have dedication to running. If I don't have a motivator, then what is the point and why even go?
It was a GREAT feeling this morning. Half way through my run, I realized what I had done. They laughed at me for coming, but the leader commented that not many people would have that dedication and show up after missing the start. I felt wonderful for knowing that something has clicked in my brain.
Now, I need MOTIVATION to eat better. It is time I really brainstorm a reason to motivate myself to lose weight by eating better. I have Halloween so I can look good in a sexy costume...I have the motivation of looking good at my cheerleader's competition in front of the other coaches. I have lots of motivators...mainly physical, but oh well.
...so what is stopping me. I believe it is boredom. I allow myself to get bored and think about food. Then when I'm bored and thinking about food, I eat. So, the problem is, my thoughts. Not the hunger or the cravings...(well maybe cravings sometimes)...but my thoughts take over. So, I have to learn how to retrain my brain to think other thoughts during my "boredom craves". Any advice on how to do this?
Also, I really need advice on nutrition while training for a half marathon.
Overall, I am proud of all I am doing now. I just know that I have to get my eating in check. Thoughts and advice on how to do this would be great.
Thanks for reading if you still are...I know I ramble a lot. It's just nice to think out of my head sometimes. Have a great day and keep on sparking!