Chocolate, Sleep and Zombie Run


I am a pretty easy person to please. I try not to complain too much (unless it is something really burdening me) and let the smaller things in life slide by. I could seriously live my life with two things: chocolate and sleep (ok, four if you want to include the fiance and water…but you get the gist). Unfortunately, chocolate is not always on the menu when you are trying to get healthy and lose weight… but there are some days when you just really need to have some chocolate. Yesterday was one of those days. I have done a lot of walking the past two days… over 6 miles worth! But that makes for a very tired me…and though I stayed on track with my meals, I needed chocolate. I could taste it in my mouth. I began to drool. I seriously could not concentrate on anything else. Chocolate. Chocolate. Chocolate. I ate a chocolate chip cliff bar… it was delicious, but still not enough chocolate. My mouth was craving candy… and I knew it was mostly because I was zapped of all my energy and my body was craving sugar.  For times like these, the fiance and I do have a bag of Hershey Kisses. I was able to wait until after all my meals were done and we were settling in for the night. I had 6 of them… 22 calories a piece. Really not that bad when you need that chocolate fix. Sometimes you have to satisfy those cravings with something little before they get too out of control and eat you a whole entire chocolate cake. So the fiance and I munched on our chocolate, watched an episode of Psych and then went to bed before 9:30pm.

Which brings me to sleep. If sleep was an Olympic sport, I could kick some serious ass. I pretty much fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow, and I can sleep anywhere. I have slept in bookstores (owned by my family…not just random bookstores), in cars, on couches, in theaters… if I am bored and tired, sleep comes very easily to me. When I do not get my 8-9 hours of sleep, I am pretty much worthless the next day. I get really whiny, depressed, hungry… It is just not a good place to be when you are trying to be positive, upbeat, and healthy. So if you find yourself easily discouraged, cranky, upset, easily annoyed… go to bed a little earlier! I know how easy it is to stay up late, watch TV or hang out on the computer (I still do this… sometimes!), but it is amazing what a good night sleep can do for your sanity and your health.

Despite going to bed early and sleeping for a long time (ok, 9 hours? maybe 9 and a half…), my legs still feel like jello. I have been doing more exercise than I have in awhile all because I really want to make sure Rascal (the dog) gets a nice work out before he goes up North to be with my mom who does just the bare minimum with him. We have started each morning with a half mile walk, and then we do a mile and a half walk, and then yesterday we walked to a field which was another three-quarters of a mile there, played fetch, and then walked back… it was just a whole lot of walking and playing… which was fun, but definitely still not in the shape I wish I was to keep up with it. This morning, we changed things up a bit and decided to take Rascal for a run. I downloaded this new App on my iPhone that I have been really wanting to try out. Zombie Run. So basically you put in the ear buds and run this App while you are out doing exercise and you get transported to this world where Zombies exist. I started my morning surviving a helicopter crash and making it to a hospital to pick up supplies (what did YOU do this morning?!). It is really motivating when you know zombies could attack you at any time. So if you want to spice up your exercise, I recommend this App especially if you are fans of The Walking Dead… Zombieland… yunno… Zombies. It kept me going at a pretty decent pace for my out of shape self… 9kph (yeah, it measures that stuff too and how far you run because it tracks your location. Pretty sweet).

So to sum up my life… I ate chocolate, I could still use a nap, and running away from zombies makes running more exciting but also more exhausting.

What do you think? Would you want to survive in a world where zombies existed? A part of me would be absolutely terrified, but I would really like to see if I could actually do it…


4 thoughts on “Chocolate, Sleep and Zombie Run

  1. Wow! Zombie Run? I will have to tell my husband about that – he would get a kick out of it. Me on the other hand – totally frightened by zombies. I’m have a WAY overactive imagination and on a regular basis can’t sleep with my back to the door because I’m afraid of potential monsters.

    Yes, i’m a 5 year old. 🙂 Congrats on all the extra work outs. And i agree, sometimes it’s good to allow yourself a treat in moderation so you don’t break down and binge. Good work, chica!

    • It is pretty awesome! =) And it is a type of game too… the longer you run, the more supplies you gather to make your base stronger… I’m a nerd. haha But I totally get you on the overactive imagination… I am the type of person who shuts off the lights and then dashes into bed… even though there are no gaps under the bed… you just never know how monsters work! And thanks!! =) It is a lot of hard work! haha

  2. I wish I weren’t an asthmatic where exercise induces even more trouble for me, breathing-wise, because I would do running all the time if I could! I mean, I did run track until I messed up my knee in high school, and I wasn’t too bad, except for the asthma part. I need more exercise variety though; yoga, Pilates, jogging in place, the occasional Wii-based games like DDR and exercise biking just aren’t enough for my formerly athletic self! I know what used to work, but it’s frustrating after years of not being able to work out at the same level as when I was a teenager! 😛

    And Zombie Run just sounds really awesome anyway.

    • Yeah… breathing is kinda required for exercise… but there are definitely things you can do to work around that! I have been really wanting to try yoga! And who knows… exercise does improve your lungs so maybe you will be able to do more things as you become stronger! You should definitely give it a try!! I am cheering for you!

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