Friday, February 17, 2012

Step Up 5K

The first Saturday of this month our whole family plus Nana, Maren, and Chloe did the Step UP 5K. 


It was kind of crazy how many people were there.  Well over 2000.  It was lots and lots of fun.  Dallin and Nathan ran most of it and they finished in 36 minutes.  I know that’s not exactly the fastest time in the world, but I thought it was pretty darn good for an 8 year old that has never run that far EVER.  It is way faster than I personally could ever run it!

We’re really looking forward to the 5 mile Ortega River Run.  I think is going to be so fun!!!!

I am actually really enjoying trying to eat healthier.  I haven’t had any junk food or dessert since Sunday.  And for me, that is pretty darn good because I am a total junk food junkie. 

I have been eating tons of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, a little dairy and occasionally meat and I feel great!!!  It is amazing what cutting out a lot of the processed prepackaged food can do!

Do I intend to stay away from sweets forever?  Of course not.  I’m just trying to get my diet nice and healthy and then enjoy a dessert every now and then.  Food is a true enjoyment for me so I don’t want to ever give up things that I enjoy forever!

I read these two quotes yesterday and they really game me some food for thought:

―If you want to live a long and healthy life, you don‘t need some fad-diet-guru-optimization lifestyle book to tell you how… You already know the answer. It can be summed up in four words: Eat right and exercise… The hard part, the part you will probably resist with everything you‘ve got, the part that could turn your world upside down (in a good way) is the part where you stop hoping to lose weight. That hope has nothing to do with health or with living a long and happy life and even less to do with real hopefulness. Wishing your weight would change is about conformity and self-hatred and insecurity and prejudice, and everything that‘s designed to bring you down.                                                                  -Marilyn Wann; Fat?So!

―Decades of research – and probably your own personal experience – show that the pursuit of weight loss rarely produces the thin, happy life you dream of. Dropping the pursuit of weight loss isn‘t about giving up, it‘s about moving on. When you make choices because they help you feel better, not because of their presumed effect on your weight, you maintain them over the long run.                                                                           -Linda Bacon; Health at Every Size

It has actually been shown that people who carry a little extra weight around in their older years actually live longer than their normal weight peers.  Interesting, no?


Lynn Locke said...

You have the sweetest family Katheryn. Sure do love you guys. :)

Laurel Shaw said...

i love layton's smile in that picture!!
Way to step it up Jarvis Family!!

Nana said...

I love those two quotes. I think I'll write them out and put them where I can see them. Love spending time with you all.