At the very beginning of last year something in my brain clicked, and I was able to change my bad habits and start losing weight. I started eating good and I started exercising - I was on a roll, and it felt great! But then the month of July hit, and, for some reason, I started to fall back into bad habits, and I've been struggling ever since. For the last eight months I've been up and down, up and down, up and down. I give myself little pep talks, and I come on here and say stuff like - I'm back, stay tuned, I'm gonna kick butt - and I do okay for a few days, but then I crash and burn. Last night in bed my mind was racing about how I'm 40, and nowhere near where I want to be physically, and when you're not where you want to be physically then you're not where you want to be mentally and emotionally either - that's the way it goes for me anyway. So, when I woke up this morning something had clicked, once again. I haven't had this feeling in a long time - I'm ready to get on with this journey, and lose the rest of the weight. I feel it in my brain, my body, and my soul.
Today was a good day. My dad and I went to the gym, and I did the elliptical and the treadmill for a total of 50 minutes. I tracked everything I ate, and I drank 96 ounces of water.
My dad and I have a firm commitment to go to the gym Mon - Fri. In addition to my gym time I've decided to do Hal Higdon's 5k training program:
Have you heard of the Dirty Girl 5k? If not, check it out here: http://www.godirtygirl.com/
I'll be doing it with my sister and my friend, Julie, and, maybe one other friend on June 30th, and I can't wait - it's going to be an awesome time!!