Sometimes it is acceptable to lie… perfectly OK to “Fake It Till Ya Make It”.
I am obviously directing this toward ‘running’… not necessarily in “life” (please make your own calls on that).
Hey… gotta do whatcha gotta do to get through that run!
When I run and feel great.. my face is relaxed, my shoulders are loose, my stride is long and easy, and my head is up. I don’t know about you, but this is absolutely not what I look like when I am having a tough day of it. I look like a car wreck.
Years ago I really started focusing on relaxing my face and keeping a 100% neutral expression. I tried this whether I felt great or whether I felt like crap. I did this mainly for the “competitive girl” in me. I hated when people around me would see the pain on my face or see me gasping for air with a panicked look. To me that was the ultimate sign of ‘weakness’.
So I practiced looking calm and collective, even when at my absolute worst. And you know what? I instantly began to feel better and run faster. My body completely responded to the Lie I was wearing on my face. When I focused on keeping a neutral expression… and FAKED that the run was going exactly as planned… I found my arms, legs, stride, followed suite.
I no longer plaster my Fake “all-is-good-I-could-hold-this-pace-forever” look for the sake of appearance and self pride. I do it now because it actually helps!!!
I highly recommend everyone trying this next time on their run when you feel like you are being kicked in the as$ by the road…
Second topic to discuss— I have been EXTREMELY bloated for 4 days. I am talking painful, unhappy, ohmygosh I want to lay in the fetal position, bloated.
Nothing I did helped. I felt disgusting… my lower abdomen stuck out like I was hiding a watermelon up my shirt. I was never hungry for any meal, yet ate ate ate. Making me even fuller and unhappy.
I am proud to say that today was a turning point. I felt SOOO much better. Still bloated, yes, but no longer looking like I am expecting a child.
I think it had to do with my extreme apple intake. I really upped it in the last week to about 8 Pink Ladies a day. That is a lot of acid and sugar…. I know better than to do that. That is why I went on the 30 day Sugar Detox back in February. No apples or fruit of any kind for 30 days… rough!!!
Have a great night 🙂
Do you guys ever ‘fake it’ on a run?
What do you change while on a run to make it better/more bearable?
What foods make you bloated??
–all fruit really because i eat way to much. also if I eat too many pistachios and granola. and pretzels. hmm maybe if I just ate normal amounts of these I would not be so bloated??