Fell Off the Food Wagon, Hoping Back On!

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There comes a point when you feel you've not been eating well. I've come to realize that this weekend. I can't say I've been terrible. Even my trainer at work had complimented my healthy habits last week. However, I just feel like I need to make an active effort to be a teeny bit more aware of what I'm putting in my mouth.

For those that know me, they know I'm generally healthy, but they also know I encourage everyone to eat their favorite foods, just as long as they portion properly and keep it to a minimum through out the week!!! I don't believe in cutting something out just because a diet book says it's bad for you. I think that immediately sets you up for a disastrous binge. I've been there and have done that. It's never made me feel good about myself.

I firmly believe you can eat "fun" (less healthy options) foods in controlled portions. It's the way to go! Also, try to keep your "fun" foods to a designated part of your week. Don't help yourself every day. I personally to keep my "fun" foods to 2 days out of the week. I'm not making those options apart of every meal either. The past week, I have fallen off the 2 day guideline, but I am ready to hop back on!!!

Anyway, enough food talk! Today, I ran 7 miles on the trail. I dedicated 1.5 miles to ChiRunning and 1 mile to speed work. Implementing those two practices make my run more interesting. The speed work gives me an extra challenge and it works new muscles in my legs. ChiRunning helps with my form and mentality. The last half of any run has really become a struggle for me, but when I start alternating between Chi and speed, it helps those last few miles fly by!

How often do you find yourself falling from your good eating habits?

Do you allow yourself your favorite foods or do you completely ban them?

Do you alternate between different practices during your runs to keep them interesting?


  1. Lindsey, I love what u wrote today.
    !! I believe in this whole heartedly!! Eat what you want but think smart when u do.

    1. Did you recognize those cookies? Those were from a batch you and Eric made :)

  2. I just found your blog today, sorry for the late response..this post is funny because earlier in the week I had written a post on my blog about falling off the wagon. :) I have been eating Paleo since the beginning of the year and the last few weeks I haven't been doing too well with it.
    based on your miles, you run cracy amount of miles. a lot more then me.
    Love your blog!!!

    1. Thanks! How long have you been running? If you keep working at it, you'll get some more distance if that's something you want to get in to.

      I've heard of Paleo, but haven't tried any recipes. I see them all over pinterest and everything does look yummy!

      If you've fallen off the wagon, it's okay! We've all done it and as long as you catch yourself sooner than later, it's easy to hop back on! :)

    2. I have been running since maybe 2004-05. I can't remember the exact date. I started running races in 2008. Running a marathon is something I want to do at some point in my life, but I don't know if I have the time and energy to train for one at this point in my life.

    3. Yeah, I definitely want to run a marathon in my life. Maybe even the JFK 50 (I will be crazy at that point). It is difficult to dedicate all that time to training. It can sometimes turn into more of a job than a leisurely activity.


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