Long time no blog.
Oct and Nov were not my best months. Too many office/birthday parties in October, Halloween, lots of relationship drama that drained me mentally and physically, a work trip in November, a cancelled vacation, Thanksgiving, too many days off work, too much wine, stopped tracking fitness, stopped sparking, blah, blah, blah…. I didn’t fall off the wagon, I just kinda got sidetracked.
But not all was lost though. After avoiding the scale for exactly 2 months I weighed in at 133. So, no major damage done (at least none that I noticed!!). I also managed to get some kind of workout in at least 3-4 times a week- even on travel (except for one whole week I took off each month). I am not proud to admit that I officially quit the Chalean Extreme program. I always wanted to do it. So I tried and failed. I only did 1 month and a half. I found out that I am not good at following 90-day programs…too long, too structured. I got bored. 30 days of a program I can manage. Or workout like I have been for the past year just popping in whatever DVD I feel like doing. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE Chalean and totally believe in her philosophy and the program but following the same routines for long periods of time got to me. So, been there, sorta did that…..Now I am turning the page.
Back to running!!! Half-marathon training mode is FULL on. My second half is on Feb 6, 2011—9 weeks away. For me a running plan is different because I have more flexibility and autonomy and mentally that’s a relief. Now I am not exactly sure just how I’m going to fit in all the running with my hubby in the police academy full-time (me and my 4 yr old alone at home) and the holidays approaching (I am traveling/taking vacation) but I am excited and will do all that I can. The plan is simple, like I’ve done before:
Run- 3 days a week (with 1 long)
Cross & Strength- 2 days a week (various DVDs)
Yoga- 1 day a week
Rest- 1 day a week
I am back. I am confident. I am strong. I am happy. I am positive. I am in control. I make mistakes. I make changes. I learn. I move forward. I got this.
Focused and determined!!!
That's me at a 5K on Nov 21- I won a turkey for being first (and the only one) in my age group. Hehe!!