Thursday, May 6, 2010
So, day 4 of the Biggest Loser Challenge. Things are going good, though yesterday ended up being a little embarrassing. You see, I was being all hard core and didn't eat anything after 10a.m. I just didn't have anything healthy on hand. But, I still wanted to go on this bike ride after work. My energy was low so I took a B12 vitamin and headed out the door with a few friends. Not only was it 90+ degrees outside, but the sun was bright, and the people I was riding with were averaging a higher speed than I usually do...especially on such low energy.
So, we are going along. 10 Miles in we stop to discuss our route. So we are standing there, on a busy street corner and I'm thinking, 'wo, I'm dizzy'...then a couple of seconds later I think 'wo, I think I'm gonna throw up'...
To be safe I decide to voice my concerns, "Hey guys, hate to do this, but I'm really dizzy.."
Then I start to see this big black spot in my vision. Yep, time to get OFF the bike, sat down, and realized I was a freaking idiot for doing this with no fuel.
But, a valuable lesson learned. In the journey of weight loss, we often think food is the enemy. However, when you are on a journey to a healthy life you realize that the right food is a part of it, an ally, not the enemy to be excluded. It makes me realize that I would rather have the energy to do the things I LOVE, than to be thin and sit around the house all day not eating.
Oh epiphanys, they are so much fun! :)
Today is my hubby's birthday, so I am taking off the day from exercise. I'm sure I need it. I mean, I've been working out hard core and dieting hard core all week. I'm gonna give myself a day of relaxation! Then tomorrow morning, bright and early, I'll be at the gym. Hopefully with a burst of energy from my day off.
I hope everybody has a great day today.
Remember to fuel your body for the journey you are on!
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