The other day I tweeted : "So, that weird running appetite is back... ie. I don't have one. Then all of a sudden - GIVE ME BURGERS, ALL THE BURGERS!"
And I think that pretty much sums up what this blog post is about.
What the hell is with my up & down appetite? I've really been getting into my Half Marathon training now that I have my life back / exams are over, and it's not going too bad really. I got a 3.5 mile PB the other day with a time of 31 minutes, which is normally my average 3 mile time - so to have done an extra half a mile in less time, made me pretty happy!
I've upped my classes and now intend on adding pilates once a week to my plan, but over the past few days I've noticed one of two things happening -
♥ I have no appetite.
♥ I could eat all the pie in the world, and still have room for pudding.
Now, I'm not exactly complaining about the first one. As a person that generally loves food in all shapes and sizes, a little less eating and a lot more moving can only spell 'weight loss!' in my eyes but the second one - oh my word, when that one kicks in, the cupboards better watch out. I feel like I could eat & eat & eat and never stop!
I guess there is a healthy balance in-between all of this, I just need to find it. It's been pointed out I may be dehydrated, and that can trigger either one (no bueno). I do need to work on drinking more water, but for now, I guess I'm just going to ride it out, concentrate on what I'm doing and fuel my body as & when needed. I'm sure it will figure itself out! (before I eat the entire contents of this house, hopefully.)
In Other News.
♥ Did I mention I'm giving up biscuits, (white) bread, and (mashed/white) potatoes for a month? Yeah, that's happening too. It's not 'exactly' a weight loss issue, but more of a 'health' issue. I'm very aware those things aren't good for me, I just need to accept that and put the gingernuts down... Thats the difficult bit. But I have a little bet with myself that I can do it, so until the 20th February, those are considered contraband. ... Help me.
I'll be keeping an eye on the dreaded scales as to what difference it makes, and then maybe I'll let you all know...
♥ ALSO! See that pink thing on my arm up there? YFumble. Seriously, why fumble? I think this is the best thing that I've ever invested in, I'm pretty sure of it. It's a little pouch for all those bits you don't want to lose while out on a run, yet never have enough pocket space for. Its perfect! Comfortable, cheap and pink! Nike+ GPS works like a dream in it too. What more could you ask for? Buy one [here].
♥ That's it. I'll stop now.
:) Are you training for anything?
How is it going? Do you experience this appetite crazyness?
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