I know I need to drink water, I know that I should eat less carbs, less chocolate and eat more grains. I know these things, but knowing them and putting them into practice is a challenge for me. When I go on a healthy bandwagon for an hour or two, I feel great. As soon as I eat that bagel or piece of chocolate, I feel gross. So why do I continue this pattern???? These are the kinds of questions that I think about when I run. On Sunday after running, I felt amazing – I ran almost 7 km! Food didn’t make me feel euphoric…hard work and trusting my body to not give up made me feel that way. I need to change the way that I think about food.
Tomorrow, I am going to see Amanda Grant, a registered nutritionist at LifeMark. She has run with our group for the last two weeks. She brings treats and tips to the runs – like everyone else involved, she wants us to succeed. Without the support of the Team Myles program, I don’t think that I would have picked up the phone to make an appointment to see her. This program is all about progression and trust. Now that I know that I can run from Point Pleasant Park to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and probably beyond, I am ready to tackle sugar. This week I want to say goodbye to sugar.
I am really excited to meet with Amanda because I know that she, along with everyone involved in Team Myles believes in us. This journey is just not about completing a race. It is about learning to believe in ourselves one step at a time with the help of a strong and mighty entourage. Go Team Myles!