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I go nuts in the summer, I get so irritable and stir crazy. I need to exercise more, but my allergies and sun sensitivity keep me indoors. Yesterday, though, I just had to get out and pound it all out. Do I like to run? Sure, just not very far I've decided to change that though. I wasn't given long legs, and an Os stress profile and metabolism for nothing. I want to see what my potential really is. The furthest I've ever run in one stretch was one mile, so yesterday, only the second time I've run in 4 years, I decided to run 1/2 a mile. I had to run through lots of walls, but I made it to my goal. I would have done another 1/2 mile after my cool-down 1/2 mile walk, but my throat and lungs were too burned. My husband tells me it gets easier after the first few times, as far as that goes. It felt good, I ran instead of just plodding/jogging. At the end of it, I pictured a finish line and competitors...all alternate reality versions of me who just couldn't quite keep up.
I was really good an the diet for a week, and could tell the difference. I cooked all my food at home, in batches, ate more fish, the whole deal. Then I had a couple restaurant experiences that didn't turn out so well. My problem with eating out is that I love to try new things instead of sticking with the tried and true, and some avoid always slips in. One thing about avoids is, like unwelcome guests, they're lots harder to get back out, once they get in.
My new goals are to push myself with running every other day, and to eat more antioxidants. Yesterday's natural health update on the home page about antioxidants and gastric cancer really hit home with me, since I've had h. pylori in the past, I need to supersize the fruits and vegetables; I'm also adding in more supplements and teas.