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Archive for July 20th, 2011

Lazy Summer

My New Mantra: If you’re not hungry enough to eat an apple, you’re not hungry enough.

For the last several months, I’ve been experiencing some serious foot pain. I’m not really sure how it started, but I recall a night out in my killer blue heels that left my poor footsies incredibly sore the next morning. I was also trying to run a bit here and there last fall, and between my daily footwear of heels to the office and tennis shoes at home, I somehow developed what I can only assume to be a slight stress fracture under my big toe.  Months passed, seasons changed, and many, many flats were worn. Yet still, the pain was only getting worse. When I finally noticed that the ball of my right  foot was twice the size of the same spot on my left foot, I made an appointment with a podiatrist. And for the last almost week, I’ve been sporting this piece of sexiness.

Obviously, this has done quite a number on my exercise routine. And it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any better for a few more weeks, at least. So instead, I’ve had to start watching my diet more closely. Wait, let me correct myself. So instead, I SHOULD be watching my diet more closely. I haven’t exactly done that as of late. And I’ve got at least 10 excuses for this, which I’m sure you wouldn’t like to hear. It’s always the same – busy, no time, sick, husband peer pressures me, coupons to use up at the cupcake bar, too many parties where cake is involved, it’s hot and only ice cream can cool me down (my favorite excuse), etc.

Then the other day, as I was battling yet another digestive issue situation (starts with a “C” and ends in “onstipation”) I realized the only fruit or vegetable I had consumed in the last few days was a tomato. In my pizza sauce.

So I’m going to be more cognizant of what I put into my body. I’m usually pretty good at taking vitamins, and when I’m working out I’m usually trying not to ruin it with poor food choices, but once summer hits and I enter “vacation mode” when I’m not at work, all hell breaks loose and no carb is safe.

Do you get lazy with your diet or workout routine in the summer? Any tips for how to stay active with only one good foot?

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