Saturday, March 30, 2013
I think I only have the mental capacity to really give my all to one goal at a time. I haven't figured out how to balance running, strength, and nutrition goals all at once. One always seems to get priority. In Feb. I tracked strength moves. I saw and felt improvements. Upped my goals for March, started tracking, lasted a few days.
I switched into racing mode. And I'm glad I did. It was a great race. I still can't believe i ran a 1:51 HM!
Then it was time to get over myself and put in all that running effort into my nutrition goals. And I did. For about a week. I'll be honest, this second year of maintenance has been much harder than the first. It's frustrating how much constant effort it takes. How often I say "no" to things. How hard I work during the week and then blow it on the weekends. How I've been saying this since DECEMBER! I looked back at my calendar and the last time I was at my happy weight was 12/24. My legs do not look like they did last summer.
I can do this. I love my workout sticker calendar. I'm adding on some nutrition marks for April. But I'm not waiting until April. I started 2 days ago. And surprise, surprise: 2 great days!
April also means adding once a week swims into my schedule. And it means Spring running! With the kids! So much to be excited about.
"Only a running mama can...
pack lunches, get dinner in the crockpot, throw in a load of wash and fit in a 10 miler while pushing an extra 40 pounds."
If I can do that, I can manage to get an inch off my waist and another off each thigh. Here's to a strong and healthy April! And a consistent one. No more of this 5 days on, 2 days off, merry go round.