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Progress and Looking Back

Friday, June 29, 2012

Iím back!

This week has been a great one. The marathon was a month ago, and I am finally feeling recovered. I feel energized and excited to workout, and Iíve started really pushing myself again.

I had an amazing lifting session on Wednesday. Weíre lifting heavy for the first time in 8? months, and I am psyched to be back at it. My strength has diminished since I started serious marathon training, but after only 2 weeks I see my strength returning. It felt great to push myself hard and feel sore and exhausted when it was over. Of course I had to teach Zumba immediately after, but I survived.

Iíve made at least 3 trips to the local farm stand this week, and Iíve probably eaten 2 pints of strawberries in 2 days. Iím loving the fresh produce and how great I feel when I eat clean. This week has been good for that, too. Itís so much easier to eat healthfully when the food is fresh and readily available.

Iím feeling really on-track overall. I just need a little more time for studying and to find time to squeeze in a run this weekend. We have a sleepover, my daughterís birthday party, and another birthday party this weekend, so it might be difficult. Iím going to try an early run tomorrow morning. I wanted to go this morning, but a thunderstorm kept me home. Plus, I knew my girl would be up early, and I didnít want to miss presents.

Is it possible that I had my daughter 6 years ago? I was such a different woman back then. There was definitely a lot more of me, but I was a sad, empty shell of a person. Having her was my turning point. She changed everything. It took me another 2 years and another baby to get it together and start taking care of myself, but it all began when she was born.

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