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Reworking my game plan

Thursday, September 12, 2013

It's been awhile, but I'm still here. I've gained about 10 to 15 lbs. within a year, and I'm not proud of it one bit. Amazing how much it kills my self esteem! The hardest part for me is sticking to a workout routine. I generally eat healthy (thanks, mom, for instilling healthy eating habits at a young age!), but I fall off the bandwagon hard beginning Friday night lasting well through the weekend. Sometimes even lasting through Mondays, because, well, Mondays sometimes suck.

I've decided I'm not a long distance runner. I decided it at about mile 8 during the Disney Princess Run in Orlando this past Feb. The great thing about signing up for half marathons is that I was motivated to work out. The awful part about signing up for half marathons is that I H.A.T.E.D. it. Hate is a strong word, but I was simply not born to be a runner. And, hey, I trained for and completed three (THREE!) half marathons in the past year and a half. So, at least I tried. My dad is trying to get the family to sign up for a 5K. That is more of my style!

The husband and I recently purchased our first home over the summer. It's surrounded by woods, so I've been trying to get out and hike for a bit during the week. It's working out well so far. Husband is enjoying the speed bag hung up in our detached garage, which is great. So, basically even though a workout routine (going to the gym, training for half marathons, etc.) worked for me for awhile, it's time to figure out what works for me and my lifestyle now. I'm confident that my weight will be back down to my goal weight well before the hustle and bustle of the holidays hit. I have a new weapon for motivation: my husband who is helping me stay accountable!
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  • LOOKINGUP2012
    Enjoy your walks in the woods! Should be real pretty soon.
    1862 days ago
  • SPARKLINGHOPE
    Best wishes!!
    1864 days ago
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