So I'm still having some trouble with sleeping. Friday night, I didn't get to sleep until about 2:30 (some of that was my own fault because I was up doing laundry until about 1:30 - I know, what a rocking Friday night!). Saturday, I didn't fall asleep until 4am. And even last night, it was 2am. Fortunately, I could sleep in, but it's meant that my days are a bit thrown off, which isn't great, and I'm sure I'll be suffering when I wake up early for work tomorrow.
When I woke up this morning, I did NOT feel like going for a run. I was tired and sluggish, the cold outside has a bitter feeling to it because we're expecting snow later, and it's cloudy and depressing.
But I'm a believer in suiting up and showing up, so I just put on my running clothes and had some oatmeal and gave myself a 1pm deadline to head out.
And I did. Today, I was ramping up to 90 seconds of running and two minutes of walking, and with the cold, I was definitely feeling punished. But I did it anyway and now I'm feeling good as a result.
I stuck with my healthier eating this weekend too - there were a couple of times where I wanted to give myself a treat and just take a whole day off from good eating, but it's only been a week of it, so I resisted the urge. I did make a key lime pie on Saturday night, but I've only had a small slice after dinner both days, and that's been enough of a treat for me.
I also picked up some more VitaTops - they're muffin tops made from whole grains, with 15 vitamins in them and only 100 calories. I get the dark chocolate ones, and they taste like brownies. No joke. Anyone who knows me well knows that I'm not into diet anything - I've never liked diet soda, anything that's low fat or low sugar tastes really fake to me, and I just prefer the full fat, full sugar versions of things.
But these really, honestly taste like brownies.
They come frozen, six to a package (apparently you can buy them online two, and I might think about it, since the only flavors they have at my grocery store are corn muffin and these chocolate ones), and I just microwave them for about 25 seconds, pour a small glass of skim milk, and I have a really delicious snack. I might go make one right now in fact!
I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself for running when I didn't feel like it, and continuing to eat well when I didn't feel like it. And as a result, I've lost 2.2 pounds in the last week. Woo hoo!
Now I just need to motivate myself beyond sitting on the couch for the rest of the afternoon. Because I'm still so darn tired lately!