Hello, my friends! This was a lovely weekend! The temps have cooled down a bit, which has made it absolutely perfect running weather! I ran 15 miles on Saturday. When I woke up I realized it was raining! For a brief second I considered doing it all on the treadmill, but my lovely Facebook and Instagram friends convinced me that running in the rain was fun! And they were right. It rained hard a few times while I was running, once I stopped under a shelter. But it didn't last long. Most of the time it was just a light mist, which felt amazing.
Couldn't pass up the pretty blue flower. :)
As I've shared before, I have been talking with Laura , a health coach. I really needed some kind of food plan I can follow, and I need some way to fix my screwed up metabolism. I realized I had only been eating 800-900 calories a day, plus running on top of that. And I still wasn't losing weight, in fact I had gained 10 lbs.! She recommended a plan called The Fast Metabolism Diet .
I've been reading the book this weekend, and it sounds like this was made for me! The author says that if you're overweight and have spent a lifetime of dieting, the very thing you thought was helping you, has actually been hurting you. Long term chronic dieting cools down your metabolism. The less you eat, the more your metabolism cools, and the less you will be able to eat tomorrow. That's precisely why some people can't lose weight, even though they eat very little. (Me) Their metabolic flame has died out and they can't get it lit again. When your metabolism is too slow, you'll even store lettuce as fat! When you don't provide your body fuel from food, it will 'eat' your muscles for the essential fuel it needs. (Why can't it just eat the fat? Lol) All of this totally describes me, and I'm learning so much! Thankfully, there is hope! This is a 7 day plan that you follow for 4 weeks. There are 3 phases. Phase 1 (Mon-Tue): Lots of (healthy) carbs and fruits Phase 2 (Wed-Thu): Lots of proteins and veggies Phase 3 (Fri-Sun): All of the above, plus healthy fats and oils. She lists the exact food you can eat, along with recipes and meal plans. I'm so excited, and ready to get my metabolism going again so I can lose the rest of this weight! Of course I had to have ice cream one last time though. I don't remember ever going without it for 28 days, that will be the hardest part about this! But I know it'll be worth it. What did you do this weekend?