Thursday, May 21, 2009

Day two, harder than day one but still good

My bike ride today
B.P.A. Trail, Federal Way, WA
May 21, 2009

Day two of my 7-day "I give a damn" plan was actually more difficult than day one. I had that crazy, I'm starving, out of control and can't get enough food feeling. You know the feeling I'm talking about, the one when you lose all control and binge. In my former life I felt like this all the time and didn't even try to keep it in check. That's how I got up to 240 pounds.

Somehow I kept in control today. Maybe because work was super busy or maybe because I feel a sense of commitment to my plan. Regardless, it's after midnight, and I stayed OP all day.

I took a planned day off from the gym today. Well, actually it became a planned day off when I woke up and every muscle in my body ached, and I felt exhausted. I want to take one day off a week, but not a specific day. Just when my body tells me enough already, let's take a break.

I made up for missing the gym with a five-mile walk at lunch (hour and a half lunch). I walked the trail near my work, which is a really cool paved trail through the woods and it runs along a little creek. I love that trail. It's downhill for the first 2.5 miles, then uphill for the return 2.5 miles (and it's steep). I ran most of it on the uphill portion.

When I got home I went for a nine-mile bike ride (one hour). I love, love, love my bike! Why on earth would anyone do hot yoga when they could go bike riding on a sunny day? I really don't understand what's wrong with people.

So even though it was a rough day because of the hunger, any day when I don't have a binge or eat in the middle of the night or attend a hot yoga class, is a good day!


big_mummy said...

EVERYTHING about the video was awesome, made me laugh so much haha.
i was thinking of taking a video of my walk route and speedig it up, but figured i would either need one of those head cameras, sunglasses one, or backpack as i just wouldnt be able to hold the camera up for all that long lol.
go you for the nine miles- rocks. did you do the mall at the end of the trail?

Ron said...

Cool Video!!! I hope to get a nice ride in after work today!

antgirl said...

Love, love, love the video. Too funny. Have a great weekend, Diana!

Ida said...

Loved the video. Even the dog doing what dog's do. LOL

Q102Briand said...

hey :-) I loved your video blog post as a matter of fact I am heading out on my bike right now for a ride. I also can relate to that feeling of not being able to get enough food. I have had a week like that! Hope you are having a great day!
Brian Cincinnati