Reigning it in
Ever since I committed to running again, I have been having these massive attacks of hunger. This was one of the many reasons I backed off running for a while earlier this year.
But I have decided, instead of letting it deter me, I just need to take control back. I’ve had a week or so to go face down on some carbs so now it is time to take a step back and reign ‘em back in.
Runners: any advice?
Speaking of carbs, I kind of got on a bar kick this week. Here’s another one from Wednesday:
All these bars are good and have good qualities but I can’t get dependent on them. I need real food 🙂
In addition to the bars above having a “may contain traces of dairy” disclaimer, I also learned today that the soy milk Starbuck’s uses in it’s drinks may not be vegan. Between this, all the people trying out Vegan Week or Vegan 4-a-day, and a very thought-provoking post from Gena, I have a lot to think about. More on that later.
I had a really great run today! We did 3 miles and then came back to the gym for abs, but got cut short. I think I might have to do an ab challenge soon, I’ve been neglecting them.
I think one of the key things about avoiding carb overload (this happens at night) is to get myself some good post-workout snacks to eat between my run and dinner.
I usually eat a snack about an hour before I work out and then not again until dinner, which can sometimes be a 3-4 hour span. I don’t want to get dependent on bars and I’m not even close to home when I work out so I couldn’t make a green monster.
What am I going to do?
I think the fact that I noticed it, became more aware of it and now have stated it on the blog, I will be more motivated to experiment and learn how to properly fuel myself without overdoing it.
I have some of my own ideas, but I’d happily take suggestions!