Thursday, 10 March 2011

Taking up jogging.

I have decided that I want to try running. At the moment when I try to jog I last...5 minutes. Oh dear. I see a lot of work ahead. I have found an 8 week beginers programme on the internet, which I did the first session of yesterday on a treadmill (5 minutes walking, 1 minute jogging. I'm taking it real slow). The main reason for this is so I can learn to run in my own time so I can quit the gym as it's expensive and I just can't afford it, but still continue with physical excersise. Any tips would be welcome!


Anyway on to food intake, which I've been avoiding writting about recently. I have been craving a lot of 'bad foods' this last week, and have had quite a few binge days. This caused me to feel pretty low and I weighed myself this morning (yes yes I know, bad Ellie, giving in to eating disordered behaviour blah blah blah) and was not paticularly pleased. From last Saturday to today my weight has increased by 2lbs. Now here is the good part: I don't care. Could't give a crap. I know I overindulged, and I know that I will  persist with my attempt at trying to eat halthilty and not binge. I know restriciting would cause WAY more damage than good.  So my plan: keep eating when I am hungry, but changing the things I eat into good, nutritious food (dates, almonds, oranges, etc) but OF COURSE I will still be letting myself eat the foods I really enjoy (chocolate, pasta, scones etc) but in MODERATION...that word used to be the bain of my existance because I just didn't feel like I could ever eat in moderation, or find the middle between binges and restricting. But I finally feel I am starting to grasp the middle. 
Here is what I have eaten so far today (it's early afternoon) :
Breakfast: Honey nut cornflakes, not the healthiest ceareal but I was craving something sweet this morning. 
Coffee and a yoghurt.
And I'm about to go and make lunch of scambled eggs on toast. And will have a snack of celery with peanut butter and raisens. 

So to wrap this post up, any running tips would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

6 comments:

willfindhope said...

I'm the worst person to ask when it comes to running, I last less than five minutes lol :P

Your hair is pretty without using a straightener, wavy hair is nice :)

Take care,
Cassie x

Sairs said...

You're hair is really pretty, I like it. I like wavy hair too. Glad you are feeling a little better with the middle ground. It's not always easy but I think you are doing a good job.
*hugs*
Sarah

NOS said...

Wow! I am so proud of everything you've said in this post! I hope you realize how far you've come to get to this point. You're amazing.

And in terms of running, there's a program called Couch-to-5K (http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml) that I've been using. I'm trying to run more too, but I have awful endurance! This program helps you step up your run time/distance slowly.

Good luck!

Wishing you well,
NOS

happinessiswithinblog.com said...

You are soooo insanly beautiful! I want yout hairrrr

Angela said...

I love your hair! I can't believe you straightened it when it is so naturally amazing:)

Haley said...

Ok wow, you are gorgeous!
And I LOVE your hair! Never straighten it ;)

Running tips: hmm.. I'm a runner, so I hope I can help!
I'd say the plan of five minutes jogging and one minute walking is a good one! You could do more/less of each until you feel comfortable. Eventually you'll be able to do a pretty decent mile without stopping!
Let me know of your progress and what you are doing and I should be able to help more. :)

Also, make sure that you are upping your calories since you are exercising. It's kinda crazy how your metabolism speeds up when you're working out! You've gotta fuel your body so that you have the energy you need to kick butt :) (Something I need to keep in mind!)

Good luck girly! Keep me posted.
<3