The Plan

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Okay, so the plan is simple - do what you can, when you can. Don't worry about the rest.

I'm working on running, but I have to take it slow. I did week 1 of a half marathon training plan...and then couldn't complete it again the next week. My body is not happy. So I run when I can, for as much as I can. Half a mile. A mile and a half. Whatever works. If my plan says 2 miles and my body says 1/2, I take the 1/2 and try not to stress over it. I'm using a 12 week plan for 52+ weeks, so...I have time.

I also pulled out a training plan from for strength training. It's a 4 week plan. I can't always work out every day they're asking me to right now. That's alright. I did day one the other day (the day I posted my last blog) and then haven't been able to get back in the gym since. Things are busy. My body is sore and tired. When I get back to the gym (likely tomorrow....I thought maybe today but I have a booster meeting tonight I forgot about), I'll do day 2. When I get back the next time (hopefully Saturday), I'll do day 3.

Do what you can and don't stress the rest.

My goal is to get as close to 175 as I possibly can on my own. Right now, I'm adjusting just a little bit. More exercise. More mental health exercises. Less sweets. Better choices. When my heart is a little more healed, I'll kick into BEAST mode, the one I know I have, and let it lead me where it will.

My guess is that I can get to 190 with work. 175 seems pretty out of reach without surgery.

I've explored other options. The outfit in Mexico emailed me info on how to get a quote so I'll be doing that this weekend. I just have to give them some information, send them some pictures and see what they say. I probably won't have the time or money for that until 2019 anyhow...and considering some of the issues I'm expecting with surgery, I honestly think that might be best.

2018 is going to be about living my best life and not trying to be what I'm not. least that's what I'm going for...
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