Searching for a Dietitian…

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | nutrition

Jul 16

I had a pretty decent workout today.  I’m fortunate that my job has a gym onsite, and for $20 a year I have access to cardio equipment, weight machines, and Judge Judy on TV.

So today after work, I did two sets of 15 burpees with push ups (so surprised I could do them!), some lunges while carrying a medicine ball, ran 2.85 miles on the treadmill, stretched, light ab work with the medicine ball again, and ended with some clams for hip strengthening.

I had never used the medicine ball before, but found a site that had tons of great exercises.  I will definitely add these to the mix when I’m at the gym!

Post-workout, I’m feeling pretty good, but my feet are sore.  I wore my new Asics, which I’ve already discussed at length…but I’m still pretty sensitive to heavy impact since the stress fracture.  A good massage and maybe a little ice should do the trick!
Another great thing about my workplace is that we have access to Nutrition Counseling for 6 free sessions with our insurance.  I have been chomping at the bit to get signed up, but I still haven’t had a session…

I want to get nutritional help from a dietitian for a variety of reasons:

  1. Learn to eat a balanced diet.
  2. Become less dependent on eating out…i.e. cook for myself!
  3. Learn how to eat and get lean during race training.
  4. Save money!!
  5. Find a plan or philosophy that will keep me committed to eating healthy!
I spent a ton of time today trying to figure out which dietitian to use and I’m at a standstill. Do I want the older woman with holistic health emphasis, or a younger woman who works with athletes?  Who would I relate to better, who would best fit my needs?

Anyone have insights on ways to achieve better nutrition? I’m already a member of myfitnesspal but I always fall off from logging my meals. I’d love to add more friends, just add a comment!  Am I over thinking who to choose for counseling? Let me know what you think!

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