So I have a confession to make. My friends know me as the girl who cannot stop eating. The girl who’s always hungry. The girl with the gelato. However, my close friends also know how my relationship is food is a little… crazy and warped (a different post for a different time). Recently, I’ve gone a little off on the deep end and well, since June I’ve gained 5 pounds (last week was the first time since June that I weighed myself). I’m 5 foot 2 (5 foot 3 on a good day hahahaha) so 5 extra pounds is kinda noticeable. Yes I understand that the number on the scale is really only a number (which is why I stopped weighing myself) but my thighs are a bigger (those Nike Pro Combat shorts do not lie!) and my speed has gone down a bit during my intervals. Without my lifting at the gym, the surplus of calories are starting to add up.
So what does this mean? It means I have to get my act together. I’ve been skipping my meal preps and I’ve been eating out a lot more than I should. My weakness are chicken nuggets. Whenever I can’t sleep and I’m hungry at 3 in the morning, the only place opened is the McDonald 24hr drive through and I’ve been happily going there for my midnight snack.
It’s easy to blame my busy student life during the semester because I forget to eat and skipping meals while I’m in class (who schedule classes at 6!? I’m not hungry enough to eat at 4/5 but at 6, I’m starving!) but now that I’m off for the summer, I should have no excuse. So why am I tell you all this? Well if I blog about it, there’s a waaaay better chance that I’ll hold myself more accountable! I’m a little embarrassed actually – what kind of runner survives off a diet of chicken nuggets at 3am?! Haha. So starting today, I’m going to try and clean up my diet (I’m shedding a tear over the gelato that’s for sure) and I’m going to try and eat “junk” only in moderation (because what is the point of I can’t have gelato every once in a while?). Well now that’s off my chest… today is actually my course selection for the fall semester so please cross your fingers and toes for me that I get into all the classes I want!
So tell me, you got any confessions lately you want to get off your chest? Do you miss your old metabolism like I do? haha
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