Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Point Exactly!

So i started this new eating plan right? It's nothing fancy mostly very little sugar and white flour, more grains and fresh fruits and veggies and high lean proteins like beans. I almost immediately lost 5 pounds which was good. I also started eating 6 meals a day. I basically eat the equivalent to either 6 medium snacks or 6 small meals - depending on how you look at it. Like I said I lost that initial 5 pounds and although I haven't lost any more (yet) I have not gained an ounce either!

But yesterday I decided that I wanted a pizza - that was brought on by the fact that Little Caesar's pizza has $3.99 pizzas on Mondays. I only ate 3 pieces, which is good for me as I could put away 4-6 normally. I did go back later at one of my "meals" and eat the other two pieces though! (my daughter ate 3 pieces too!) I figured I would gain but not an ounce when I stepped on the scale this morning.

 However, I had no energy on my run this morning. So my point is this...junk food won't fuel the run! I been saying all this time that today's food fuels tomorrow's run...and boy was I right! There must be barely any nutrients in their pizza - gonna look it up later.

 I learned my lesson well and will stay on my whole grains, natural foods eating plan from here on out! I think the spiritual application is that we have a race (the race) to run in this life and we cannot waste even a day on "junk food" of the soul and expect to be able to carry on for any distance at all. Solomon was so right when he said above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do.(Proverbs 4:23)

 You know - I'm a minister, a teacher, a parent and an almost experienced runner... you'd think I'd learn to listen to myself eventually!

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