January 2010 came on like a vengeance. I had a mission and I was determined to conquer anything that stood between myself and my formerly fat self. I was dedicated. I was committed. (Some days my family probably came close to actually committing ME).
But I had a goal and I made real progress.
January 2011, I had experienced a couple of setbacks and had to recover some of the progress I had made, but I charged ahead. I had the same mission and I was still kicking butt and taking names. The first half of the year were great for weight loss...then I started marathon training and marathon gaining.
That brings us to January 2012...it came in with a whimper. It came in with despair and longing. I had almost negated any progress that early 2011 has shown. My pants were tight. My shirts hung weird. I really needed the motivation. The drive. The focus.
But then I got sick. Then, my kids got sick. Then other drama happened at home.
The first week, I stuck to my workout goals...kind of. I worked out 5 days of the week.
The second week I had 3 workouts...and 2 of them were titled "slow walk with family" on my calendar. Slow walk with family, for those who can't figure it out, means walking as fast as a two year old walks while drinking some sort of warm beverage in a to-go cup. and wearing jeans. It's not really a workout. Oh - and I missed my long run because it was -29C with the windchill...brrr.
So, yes. I can make the excuse that I was sick or that life was happening and needed me elsewhere. But really - it was laziness. The same laziness that had me snacking in front of the TV for three nights after I said I would stop. The difference is that I DID stop after those 3 days and I feel much better for it.
I also got on the bike on Saturday and also felt much better for it.
and now I'm tired of whimpering.
Bye-bye whimper. Hello ROAR!
I have big news coming today or tomorrow. As soon as I CAN post it, I will. I am super pumped and VERY motivated now so it is time to pretend like it is January 1st again and kick my arse into gear. 2012 is going to be a great year...and I don't intend to spend it carrying around more fat that is absolutely necessary.
My Plan for the Week:
Monday: Bike 40 mins
Tuesday: Rip:60 workout (plus bike if I am feeling super motivated or have time)
Wednesday: Bike 40 mins
Thursday: Rip:60 Workout (plus bike if I am feeling super motivated or have time)
Sunday: Rip:60 workout plus bike
Track all food. Stop snacking at 7pm. Drink so much water my eyeballs float.
and you all? Stay tuned....