I finally ran! Today on the way home, I got a kick of energy, probably from having caffeine in the form of a bang energy drink. I bought these yesterday when I was at the Nutrition Corner. There are zero calories and it’s got creatine in it. It was a lightly carbonated black cherry vanilla drink that was super welcome after having primarily water for most all my drinks this month. I have a pina colada and something else I can’t quite remember right now. They’re kinda pricey at about $2.75 per drink (16 oz), but if all of them are that good, I’ll go for them. Those might be an every other day thing.
I had my shake for breakfast this morning. I still wasn’t super hungry this morning, though. I think I have one or two more servings of vanilla. I tend to drink or eat the stuff I don’t like first. I’m a save-the-best-for-last kind of person. Skittles, Starburst,etc., I’ll always try my best to eat the flavors I like most last. But when it comes to the strawberry Isagenix, you probably know how I feel about that by now. I gave that to my friend at work who has sole guardianship of it until gone. I have maybe 2 or 3 servings of my chocolate Isagenix at work, so I figure that’ll be enough to last me through the rest of the week, or close to it. At home, I still have a half canister. So I guess I’m not completely, officially done with it tomorrow, but it’ll be consumed in due time. I guess if I’m being honest, I haven’t followed Isagenix perfectly, but I also wasn’t hungry most of the time when I didn’t have it. Like today. I finished my vanilla shake, sipped on that energy drink, and next thing I knew, it was already 12:45. I still wasn’t all that hungry, and I had all this energy so I wanted to use it; thus I ran.
I probably should have noted that I ran about .84 miles, give or take, and I had my dog with me, who is pretty obese. You wouldn’t think so, as she’s really active, but she needs to get some cardio just as much as me. I did the first half-mile without stopping. Then I wanted to slow it down a bit, not so much for me, but for her. Last thing I’d want is for her little heart to blow out. She runs in the yard all the time, but this was different; sustained running was new to her. That’s going to be about the norm, I think, because I want to bring the dogs with me, one at a time, whenever I’m out there getting cardio. It’s good for them and they really enjoy it. Too bad the girls are too small or I’d take them with me, but if they’re holding the leash, they’re gonna be parallel with the earth the first sign of something interesting crosses the dogs’ path.
My blood sugar was 176 this morning, but I figured that was fair because of the rice. I wasn’t necessarily happy about it, but it is what it is. I took it again about 20 minutes ago and I have a new low: 104! I even had a footlong ham sub, and an additional 6″ ham sub, light mayo on one, a little honey mustard on the other, and the same veggies I typically get (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, pickles, and onions). That was about 900 calories, maybe a smidge over, but when you factor that (according to my app) I burned 190 calories on my run, my dinner was about on par with what intake I wanted. Worth it.
One more day to go. I don’t thinks will change all that drastically, because I want to finish out my shakes, but I’m not going to be so hard on myself; if I want to eat something, I will. I’ll just watch my calories and at least try to make what I eat something healthy.