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No more excuses!!

Monday, April 03, 2017

The past several years have been an emotional roller coaster ride from heck. I've had brief moments of clarity, where I get back on the horse, and manage to workout and eat well, but without fail, I fall back into the depression that makes it really hard to get out of bed. I have a gym membership that I have only used sporadically. Most of the time it was because of a bad shoulder injury, but, let's get serious, I could have found something to do there that wouldn't hurt too badly. So that excuse is now out the window.

Over spring break, the kidlets and I went to California to spend time in San Francisco, Disney, Universal, catch a ball game, and meet up with two wonderful friends - Maria and Mackenzie. Maria is AHMAZING!! I met her on this site years ago, and did the Hood to Coast relay with her in 2012. My kidlets met her on our trip to LA after Don passed away. Mackenzie I met on-line in a facebook group - she and I are struggling with similar issues dealing with loss. I came back rejuvenated, and ready to get this train moving forward.

The ugly...well, over the past 3.5 years since Don passed away, my weight managed to balloon to over 205 lbs (I hadn't weighed in a month up until today). The good....I weighed myself this morning, and it is down to 191.8 - walking 15,000-25,000 steps a day for 2 weeks, on top of eating well and gym workouts the prior 2 weeks must have helped. So now I am recommitting.

My goal:
Track food daily
3 strength training workouts / week - I see my trainer 3 times a week for this month to get going.
walk/run 3 time/week.

My race goal:
I have signed up for the Whistler half marathon - walked it last year, this year I want to run/walk it. Today I did my run baseline - managed a 8/1 run/walk for 30 minutes, then had to drop it to 5/2 for another 30 minutes.

My reward for my first 10 lbs lost - new workout outfit.

So there we are, in order to make a change, I needed to own where I am, and set my goals in print so that I can be more accountable.

I've done this before, and I know I will do it again:=)

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