That's it, I'm one step closer to smacking the next coworker who brings in donuts, bagels, pizza, cookies and whatever the hell kind of food will stick to my hips and stomach! I know they're just trying to be nice, but the aroma of pizza and glazed pastries have me clawing at my face in resistance....especially when shark week is about to hit. It's even worse when I have to pass by it to get my tupperware full of yardwork out of the fridge. You can jazz up a baby spinach and kale salad all you want, but you'd be lying your face off if you said you wouldn't want to dive into that box full of assorted Girl Scout cookies someone left behind. See what I have to contend with? I have willpower stronger than Khloe Kardashian's Spanx.
Whenever I feel like I want to fold a whole pizza in half and eat it like a taco, I usually have to take a step back and say to myself, "hey girl...do you REALLY want to do this? Remember that dress? Remember ALL of the sweat you put into getting where you are today?" The voice usually wins and my waistline doesn't suffer the repercussions. Also ummm I have Barbados and bikinis to fit into in two months...
I have yet to sign up for some more runs in addition to the Rock N' Roll Marathon Series in July, but I'm confident I'll find some good ones. I'm a huge cheapskate these days, so I'll have to catch early bird deals. Some races are just WAY too expensive. I know a lot of these races are for great charities and causes, but sometimes I wonder how much of the fee goes toward the cause. The Spartan Race I did last year cost $90 and I registered early! Charity for Miles is an app I've downloaded and have come to totally love. It's a free app you can download and open while you run so it records your miles. A donation is given to a charity of your choice with each mile you run. How awesome is that?! The only problem is that there are glitches from time to time. It would also be nice if you could see how much you've helped donate to the charity!
There are plenty of other apps that have surfaced since I downloaded Charity Miles. Does anyone else use something different? The organizations for Charity Miles are great and you can pick whichever one you want. The only difference between running a formal race and these apps is the swag...admit it...we've all done that race for the awesome medal or hoodie you get for registering!! Mainly so we can walk around with our medals and swag on like, "yeah I just ran a 10k bitches and kicked SO much ass!" Now give me a bagel...and a nap.
The one race I've considered going above and beyond for is the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Excuse me? Running throughout ALL FOUR of Disney's theme parks AND you get awesome Disney running swag? Sign me up! It's like my inner five-year-old and adult self have met! I've been debating this one for a LONG time.My fiancee has a hard enough time understanding me wanting to get up at 5am on a Saturday to run a race an hour away let alone going out-of-state for one. I'm sure he'd just laugh in my face.
What do you do to stay on track with your fitness goals? Do you face any "fat traps" in your life? Sometimes quarantining myself at my desk or drinking enough water to the point where I don't have ANY room for anything else works like a charm. Or I could always watch that clip of Lady Gaga getting vomited on again...that will rid anyone of their appetite...for days.