The first day of my cleanse I was doing fine…until I ran into dinner in the form of orange chicken and noodles — It was delicious and I regret nothing.
However, after two more days, I realized that going cold turkey doesn’t work for me. So I remembered the baby steps technique: concentrate on mastering one thing a week.
This week I decided I needed to stop my growing soda habit. And it worked, I lost 2 lbs.! Although I did slip twice, but I didn’t finish the whole cup worth of soda.
Next week I’d like to concentrate on eating less cheese. I’m thinking of limiting it to one meal a day with cheese. If it were up to me, I’d have cheese on cheese with a side of cheese, but that’s what got me in trouble in the first place. So time to trim the excess.
I’m so happy, I found my results for the Zoo Run 5K.
My number was 888, I finished in 1465 (out of 2000+) and I finished in 55:54 minutes! Woot! There was a time when one mile took me forever to run/walk, now I can do 3 in under an hour while still goofing around the zoo. I’m very proud of myself.
I do have bad news. I won’t be able to run the Electric Run 5K, I had forgotten that I had an event the same day on the other side of town. If you’re going to participate in the Miami event, but haven’t bought your ticket, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The only way I can get a refund is if I transfer my registration to someone else.
Meanwhile, I’m going to keep training and look for a 5K I can run at the end of November or sometime around December.