Fall is in the air here! Northern California seems to have an Indian Summer thing going on with foggy mornings, very hot afternoons and a slight chill in the evening. I have (probably foolishly) signed up for my 2nd Half Marathon. It is less than a month away, and I don't feel as ready as I did last time. But I'm going to up my miles and make sure I go running 3-4 times a week. I've even collared a friend into doing her first ever Half Marathon with me. Hopefully we will still be friends AFTER the race. I even ordered a new pair of running shoes since I had put more than 200 miles on my old ones. I'm counting the days until these beauties arrive.
The Fast Track Book is finally coming out! If you pre-ordered it from Amazon it should be arriving right around 9/13. This book is very exciting for me since I am featured in all my Before/After glory on the back cover. It is Jorge Cruise's follow up to the Belly Fat Cure and it really takes the plan to the next level. It has been more than a year since that photo shoot, but I know a lot of work went into the book and I know a learned so much about my body and food by being involved in this project. I'll talk more about the Fast Track next week and I'm going to do a giveaway for the book too! It is all about swapping out grains for proteins, green veggies, small amounts of fruit and nuts. I know a lot of you are experimenting with coconut flour and that is a great Fast Track swap! It will really make you rethink grains.
School has started for my boys again, but my little one seems to have discovered the Stay Home Sick Trick. Either that or he has some serious allergies. He also doesn't like his teacher yet, so I think that is more the problem. (I say yet because I am determined to change his mind on this!) But as I type, he is asleep in bed in the middle of the school day! With this new behavior I have learned to get done what I need to get done NOW. If I hesitate and think "I'll do it tomorrow, I have the whole day" sure enough I do not have tomorrow at all.
I've had a few people ask how maintenance is going, given that my weigh-in log hasn't been updated in ages. I don't weigh myself now, unless I notice a difference in my clothing. Right now my weight is up a little bit, 7 lbs to be exact. I'm totally good with that, because I see the behavior that has caused it. I am a binge eater, it is an addiction for me, and I struggle with it more sometimes than others. It is brought on by stress usually. There isn't a quick fix for it, but I understand it really well now. It disgusts me and upsets me greatly, but I understand it. I am so glad to have the tools to rein it back in.
I would love to do a Holiday Round Table, like I did HERE. It is a great way to share recipe and menu ideas that fit a low carb plan like the Belly Fat Cure or Paleo. If you are a blogger and would like to participate, please leave a comment or drop me an EMAIL. I swear it is a lot fun!