Tuesday, January 01, 2013
I started out the year with a big group (about 25 people) seven mile Galloway run and followed that with a personal training session at the Y. Feeling good!!
Thanks, SparkFriends, for all your encouragement on my confession blog yesterday. I am going to build that "sticking to the calorie range" streak this year. That is a top priority goal. 7 days is my record, but I'm going to beat that for sure! I feel like an extreme binge eater who is 85% cured. I'm not sure if "cured" is the right word. Maybe 85% in control at this point is more accurate.
Priority two is more strength training this year. Going to wait until after I work with the personal trainer a few more sessions before I really spell out a strength goal for the year.
Priority three is to keep running. I'm planning to do the inaugural half marathon in my home town the first weekend in November 2013 and the Disney Princess half marathon in Feb 2014. In the meantime, I plan to run at least one 10 mile run per month, and at least 3 runs per week for a minimum of 9 miles, while listening to my body and taking off for illness/injury only if necessary. I estimate I ran 600 miles in 2012; hope to accurately track my miles in 2013 and beat that estimate. Plan to run local 5Ks and 10Ks aiming for PRs, too.
Yesterday's SparkCoach challenge was to make all the grains you ate whole grains. I did it. I had no bread or starch at the restaurant last night as there were no whole grain options. Yesterday noon I had some of our pot of soup. I had to pick out a few noodles that weren't whole grain - probably 10 noodles in a bowl. Oh, well, I did it to meet the challenge. Plan to do a whole year of SparkCoach. Won't hurt. May help. I'm also doing the SparkPeople Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge over the next four weeks, working to further reduce my overuse of Splenda.
My biggest fitness accomplishments of 2012 were to keep off an 80 pound loss and to run my first half marathon. I plan to do even better in 2013!!