Let's just say February wasn't my best month ever. In fact 2011 hasn't exactly started out the way I thought it would. I'd expected to hit the ground running & knock down 25lbs easy by March 1st. Tomorrow is March 1st & so far I've lost 9 pounds but then gained 10 & lost another 5. Yeah...I'm not exactly jumping for joy over those numbers.
What's the deal you ask? I'm lazy. Capital L-A-Z-Y. I don't think I properly tracked one single food through the month of February! Exercise? What you mean walking to the front door to pay the pizza guy? Yeah I've got that handled! I logged 45 minutes of exercise this month. The thought makes me cringe a little. Ugh!
But...I am putting February behind me. Today is a new day, one more chance to get it right. Staying motivated is so hard for me to do, but I realize it's largely due in part to the fact that my goals are so...vague. I want to lose weight & tone stuff up a bit. Okay...?! So does everyone else here on Sparkpeople-that's the just the blueprint of my grand plan-it's time to put up the framework, lay the foundation & build the house.
So this brings us to Looking Forward to March:
This past Saturday I met delightful person who was in phenomenal shape & she was going to "sneak" a cookie, I know random intro, anyway I said to her "Oh with your physique, you could sneak as many cookies as you wanted to". She of course laughed & began to tell me about her intense 6 day training schedule, she's training for a triathlon & a marathon. My jaw was pretty much on the floor when she'd finished detailing her workout schedule! So anyways later that evening we were all having a few drinks after a work thing & she invited me to do the marathon she was training for with her! Exciting! I've always wanted to do one but never really knew where to start. The training seems so overwhelming-it's not just run, run, run. So much more goes into being a successful runner, but I realize that that is just an excuse. I can do anything!
So I now have a defined goal:
To train for & complete a marathon. (I have a feeling it'll be addicting)
I'm taking a course with a friend called 5 in 9. A training program designed to get you ready to run a 5k in 9 weeks! I'm pretty pumped about it! I'm determined to follow through with it because I'm doing it with a friend & I wouldn't want to let her down!
March is all about CAN! I'm not going to try to do things anymore I'm simply going to just do them. Try-is just another word for fail. I am going to form better habits that will last. I'm going to track food everyday this month & cardio a minimum 4x a week. I am going to do this.
I know that I am capable of anything. I no longer have these vague goals I have something that I'll really have to work towards achieving & that's pretty motivating!
Big thanks to my Sparkfriends as always for being so wonderful & encouraging! You guys are amazing!
Hit the ground running in March my friends!