Sunday, June 20, 2010

Pizza and M&M's

My kids are training with me for the 5K.  Let me rephrase that. THEY are training for a 5K, I am just trying to get my butt on the treadmill as often as possible with the hopes of MAYBE doing a 5K. 

All 3 kids are doing well.  It's funny to see their different personalities about running. My daughter, who is 13, is doing better than I thought. She has about 10 - 15 extra lbs. on her but she's running well.  My oldest son, who is 11,  is a born runner and I know will kick all of our butts. My youngest son, who is 8, is just like me. He's willing to get on the treadmill and train but he hates it.  Just like me.  By the way, I am not pushing them really hard and I'm not forcing them to do anything they don't want to do.  I also told them they don't HAVE to do the 5K, they can just do the kids 1K that they did last year if they want.  My oldest son totally wants to do the 5K and the younger one only says he does because his brother is doing it. We'll see. They are all doing great though!

I started off super good with food this morning. I had my egg bagel, then a light lunch.  Then, unfortunately, we brought home pizza and breadsticks.  I had chicken thawing in the frig but it was getting late so we just brought home pizza. I didn't have too much but it did bring my total up higher than I was hoping for today. 

I finished the day at about 1800 calories.  That's also with the Peanut M&M's that I snagged while counting them for a guess-how-many game for our kids party coming up.  I still stayed in control so that was okay. 


  1. good for you! Do you plan on running or walking the 5k?

  2. I want to run a 5K, but don't know how to start. What are you doing to train? I guess I could "just run a little" but I'm sure there is a proper way to go about it. Help?

  3. You can do the 5K! You will be surprised at what you can do. Do you listen to music or a book while you are on the treadmill. I say throw a reward in there for so many days of working out.

    Oh and the pretzel m&m's are good and only 3 points a bag. 150 calories a bag. Try those for a chocolate satisfaction.

    Thank you for commenting on my blog and cheering me on. It so does help.

  4. Thanks for your reply. I can always use technical pointers!


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