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Here we go again

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I feel like a broken record, but I usually don't post when things are going well. After the half marathon in October, I stopped working out as religiously. My nutrition barely held together until mid-December, and then it went downhill. I find myself up 20 lbs from my wedding day.

My work schedule is my constant excuse, and truly it is demanding, unpredictable, and all-encompassing. I try to take moments to remember that there is life outside of work, and remember how fiercely I must defend this. Workouts and food prep really need to be priorities, even if I don't always treat them that way.

When I thought about how to fit in exercise, mornings are the only obvious time. I HATE getting up early, or at all actually. So yesterday I signed up for a 6 AM small group personal training class. I will be at the gym every MWF at 6 AM. The class is 12 weeks long, and I start tomorrow. Let's see if that's enough to start a habit.

I want to run a half or full marathon in June (Haven't decided which yet). When I ran my half in October, I was so worried that I wouldn't finish in the time limit, and it was close. I don't want that to happen in June. Carrying less weight is the easiest way I think of to ensure that. And I want to fit in my old clothes!

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BEATRICEBUNNY 1/12/2011 4:53PM

    Good luck with the class. I think it really is about finding what works for you. I don't always work out in the mornings when I'm on the road, especially if I'm in Eastern time. It's been amazing how much I like working out now that I've severed it from "dieting."

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