I have a goal. I want to run like I did when I was 19. My sophomore year of college I worked my butt off earning 21+ credits a semester AND managed to run 3.6 miles a day.
What happened? I'm still working just as hard...if not harder. So why did my exercise regimen fall by the wayside? Because life is like that. We age and we prioritize and the things that matter most often don't get done.
Of late, I am throwing back the covers and running or walking a bit every day. No matter what. Even if it's a few blocks. I am sticking to my commitment and hopefully by the end of March I will have this habit ingrained in my membranes.
What I'm doing to fuel this new habit o' mine is to eat higher amounts of protein and fat. And I'm also drinking clorophyll. The chlorophyll gives me the energy boost I need once it's done cleaning out my vessels and arteries and making new blood cells. The protein and fats? They give me efficient calories so my machine isn't running on empty. I tried that running on E gig more than a few times. It's dumb and only gets me to a dead-end sign that says, "it's 9:30 pm, your stomach is cramping and you feel like crap. Nice job."
So now I'm drinking my food. Here's the smoothie I made yesterday with my little hand-wand blender. I have a Vitamix blender in my sights---maybe for my birthday...
GET OFF YOUR BUTT AND RUN SMOOTHIE
1 and 1/2 cups of unsweetened chocolate almond milk a Tablespoon of natural peanut butter a scoop or 2 of protein powder of choice (make sure it's a good, clean brand with no fake sugars or added chemical ingredients) half an organic banana half an avocado dollop of local, raw honey
I sat on the couch and drank this slowly. I breathed. I said, "damn! that's good!"
Then I sat and let it digest for about 30 minutes. My run was AWESOME!
This works nicely whether you're prepping for a run or literally RUNNING out the door to work! The avocado made this smooth and silky like pudding. OMG.
This winter is hanging on for dear life. Instead of being angry or annoyed by it, I'm using it to ask myself:
"what am I hanging onto that needs to be released so the joy and beauty of change and evolution can arrive like Spring on my doorstep?"
Maybe it will come to me on my run tomorrow...