Sep 5, 2007

Cleaning up my act.

When you are an athlete, shouldn't you look like one?

I mean seriously?

I am a FAT runner.

I am getting my body in order and I have no qualms with that, I have however noticed that I am working so very hard on developing a killer athletic physique, but my nutrition is not quite aligned with said goal.

I have contemplated reverting back to my vegetarian ways 100%, but the hassel with living in a divided household is not worth it. Morally speaking I am still very anti fur and leather, however it has been hard to find running shoes without leather as a portion of the uppers. It has NOT been hard to avoid fur. *phew* ;)

I have instead decided to go back to nature. Clean eating. That pretty much means, if nature did not make it - I don't eat it. Organically raised or grown meats and veggies. No cheese. Soy milk (lite), and reduced fat dairy if neccessary.

Chicken/turkey/fish I will stick to for meats - no red meat or the self-proclaimed "other white meat" pork. Egg whites only. Veggies in any form as long asa they are sans butter (gag) or any other man-made crap-o-la. And of course - whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, etc.) and flour-free breads (AKA Ezekiel breads).

Over the next few months I am going to be easing into this lifestyle. It is a change, but one I need. I will always be an athena (the lowest "healthy" weight for me is still well above the 150 lb mark. Even when I was a size 6 I was an athena!!) but that does not mean that I need to jiggle when I am out there. And besides... the extra weight (around 50lbs, ha! And that does not include the 20 I already lost!!) makes running and swimming and biking that much more taxing on me.

So off with it for good. No fad diets.. no diets period. I am embracing the clean eating lifestyle.

Let's see if I am still embracing it after my first chocolate craving. ;)

On a running related note - training is going well still. I am getting excited, and the race is not until Oct 21st! I may need to slow my roll there.

Well - just wanted to top in an post a quick update to let uyou all (well the 5 of you) know that I am still alive and well. ;)

Here is to an awesome short week!
})i({ Chubbikins....errrr... Runnergirl.


Shump said...

Sounds like we are in very similar situations. I have about 50 more pounds to lose and I am running my freaking butt off, but still not eating just real well, I actually thought about going to just vegetables myslef lately. I justify eating more by all the working out, but you make a good point, if I do eat more, I should eat healthy things that go along with the lifestyle I am trying to live.

As of today, no more rolls of chocolate chip cookie dough after long runs!! You have inspired me.

TNTcoach Ken said...

I love it when a plan comes together….. Okay we know what to do and how to do it, so just like Nike says, ‘just do it’. I’m not giving up my beer and chips! But I’m on the ‘Eat Right’ bandwagon!

Kim said...

hey girl, good for you with all the healthy nutrition plans! :)

i HEART ezekial bread by the way!!!

i have 11 pounds left to go to get to my lowest race weight and it's been hard as of late. i gained two pounds over labor day weekend. GRR!

you can totally do it! :)

Amy said...

Ooooh, I need to do exactly what you're describing.
Lots of luck to you! You'll feel awesome!!!

Pat said...

Hey, can I have the cheese in your fridge? LOL. And like Benjamin Franklin once said, "I may not eat the same foods as you, but I will fight to the death for your right to eat it." Yeah, I made that up.

Jenniferlyn said...

LMAO - thank you all for your support!

Day 1 is down in the books and I did fairly well. ;) Can this be? We will see!


Unknown said...

I know how it feels to have to the "extra weight" around. I really feel the extra 15 lbs that I am carrying around. It's frustrating, but I know I can take it off.

You go girl!

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