Driving the road, Walking the line

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I have fallen into the trap! Last week started with me feeling gross and sickly. I took a couple of days off from the workout routine. Got back into it, felt great and then promptly started this weird sporadic thing. Consequently, I let a few extra higher caloried friends slip in too.
But that was last week. This week I'm re-focusing, recommitting and getting back on track. On Wednesday. The middle of the week.
No, no, no, really, I'm totally getting back on track. I've exercised every day this week so far. I'm still getting back onto the healthy eating road but I'm really close to the on ramp so I'm gonna be there really soon.
The thing is I saw the accident in the middle of the road. I could have driven around. I could have swerved at the last minute but instead I slammed headfirst into it. I suppose I could beat myself up but really what's the use? It is what it is and now I have to do what I do which start hitchhiking (I'm kidding, I've never hitchhiked in my life.) I will get out of the car and start walking. There is no speedy way to get to your goals, it's time, love and tenderness--to quote Michael Bolton and, yes, I went there! (If it's any consolation that blasted song is now stuck in my head.)
And in other news...I've decided I want to run a 5k. Well I should say jog. My daughter is doing one in May and of course I want to support her so I know I am going to at least walk in that one (but the goal is to keep up with her!) But in June there is the Graffiti Run at the GCS Ballpark and then in July there is the Color Run (which I've noticed advertising for on SP's site.) They both look fun but the Graffiti Run costs way more than the Color Run. And looking at their websites the Color Run has prettier colors. emoticon I'm super excited about the prospect of running. As soon as the weather gets nicer I want to start training. It's not totally terrible here in the STL (no snow drifts) but I really hate the cold.
I'm also almost done with Les Mills Combat and then I will be doing a Pump/Combat hybrid! CAN'T WAIT! I made it up myself based on the needs outlined in the schedule so it's not like it's some fancy thing. I was really missing strength training. There's an eensy bit of strength in Combat but it's mostly cardio. I love the punching and kicking, it makes me feel tough and strong but so does lifting weights. And for some reason using the barbell really amps up my feeling of doing something impressive. Even if it's only 10 lbs. I think it's because I equate barbells with power lifting. Anyway, Pump is one of my favorite programs so I'm excited to get back to it.
Well, I believe I have done a pretty good job making myself feel better and amped. And without food
What do you do to amp yourself up and feel amazing? If it's eating, what do you plan on doing to amp yourself up and get a boost of motivation?
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    Sorry about the accident. Good luck on the 5K. emoticon
    2239 days ago
    Congrats on getting back to working out! Love the Michael Bolton reference!! When I'm feeling sluggish, music always get me moving again.
    2239 days ago
    Good luck with the 5k!
    2240 days ago
    Good luck with your future 5k! I was wondering how Les Mill's workout DVDs were, and you just gave some good feedback...I'll think about buying them in the future.
    2240 days ago
    The colour run is super fun, and honestly, most people don't run much because they all want to be drenched in the colours so there are big bottlenecks. It's not a timed race, so it's a great one to start with.

    I also want to recommend the couch to 5k program. I used the "get running" app for my iPhone, and it really whipped me into shape. It's essentially just interval training, but it's pretty amazing to see what our bodies are capable of if we push them a little bit.

    Best of luck!
    2241 days ago
    Goodluck with the 5k! I have mine coming up in about 2 weeks and have had close to ZERO training. It may be more of Color Stroll than a Run for me!ha
    2241 days ago
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