In Friday’s post, I outed myself as the hot mess I’ve become. OK, maybe I exaggerated a bit, but as I’ve always said, if you have five, 50, or even 100 pounds to lose, if you don’t feel good about yourself, you don’t feel good about yourself. And that’s where I’ve been for the past few months. This past Chicago Winter was brutal, and while I fantasize about being a year-round outdoor runner, I simply am not. And I’ve humble bragged enough times that if you follow me here or on any of my social media accounts, you know I have a decent home gym. In other words, I have no excuses. And yet, here I am, still a good 10 (or more) pounds heavier than I’d like to be, and still feeling like crap.
So this past week, I finally hit the reset button. What made me finally do it? A few things. Maybe starting with the fact that I’m doing (notice I did not say running) Grandma’s Marathon in less than three weeks and I haven’t trained at all (thank goodness for a generous seven hour course cutoff time). Or maybe it’s the fact that I’m heading to Las Vegas for a business trip this week, and my BFF from college is meeting me there for a few days of fun and catching up. The last time she saw me I weighed 15 pounds less than I do today, and in typical me fashion, I felt the need to preempt our little reunion by preparing her by text for what she is about to see (and she so sweetly replied, “at 15 pound over you’re still skinny. I’ve been a lazy slug and only did two miles the whole week” (God, I love this girl!) Or maybe it’s the fact that I feel like crap.
Here’s a brief overview of how the week went:
Monday: I revamped my diet to what I know works for me
Tuesday: Unfortunately no workouts, since I had several appointments throughout the day (excuses, excuses)
Wednesday: 12 mile bike ride with my hubby
Thursday: A hot and humid 3 mile run (baby steps)
Friday: Rest day
Saturday: 30 minute stretch/strength training session (more baby steps)
Sunday: An even hotter and more humid 3 mile run (is it me, or did I just complain about cold weather?)
Not a stellar week by any means, but it’s a start. With Grandma’s next month and Berlin in September and Chicago in October, I really need to get my act in gear. Will I succeed in my quest? Time will tell. Stick around to see how I do. I love following all of you because no matter where you are in meeting your fitness goals, you all serve as such an inspiration to me!
I’m linking up with Holly over at HoHo Runs and Wendy at Taking the Long Way Home for this week’s Weekly Wrap. Be sure to check out their posts as well as the posts of those who have joined the linkup!