Friday, December 03, 2010
After completing my first marathon in October, I've kinda given up on running altogether. I just dread the thought of running another mile. I may stay in this mindset for a few more months. There at the very end with running 4 times a week and then running long runs on my weekend, I was just burnt out.
Soooo! To counter balance everything I have decided to get my wii back out, and box! I'm doing yoga now, and pilates, and I have a new dvd to keep me motivated. It's called Exhale: Core Fusion Collection, which came with 3 different dvds with 15 complete workouts. I've also bought Gold's Gym Dance Workout for the wii, and hope to incorporate this into my workouts at night. My other form of exercise is taking a 30 minute walk break during my work hours. I walk the full campus block which is 1.74 miles in about 25 minutes. This helps me stay focused at work, but also get an extra workout in. I'm going to try to continue doing this till the weather gets unbearable. Yesterday's walk was pretty cold, but at least the wind wasn't too bad.
I've started tracking everything I eat! And I've even started tracking it before I eat it, to see how I'm doing. If it doesn't fit into my budgeted calories, then I find something that will! I've increased my intake of protein to help keep me full feeling longer, and I've also increased my fiber to help with the same thing. My goal is to be down 3lbs by the New Year. I know I'll have to be careful around Christmas, and New Year's, but I know I can do this. After all I have a wedding dress to fit into in 4 months! ;)
So far I'm feeling good about myself and that's what matters most. Eric and I have planned a half marathon in September next year to keep us motivated, so maybe after the New Year I'll pick up running again. If not I'll pick it back up definitely after we're married in April. Then I'll be less stressed and have more time to do those kinds of things.
Last but not least I can't wait to start seeing some progress on my weight loss. I've set a goal to try my dress on (which is at my parents house right now) in January, so I'd like to be able to fit into it and feel beautiful! ;)
Keep on rolling!