That was displayed on the scale yesterday. It’s not the heaviest I’ve ever been, but it’s darn close.
So, I’m starting over. Again. For the last time. Again.
Here are the rules:
I will record all food and drink into MyFitnessPal. I will stay within the daily calorie goal, not the daily calorie goal adjusted by activity. That’s going to be tough.
I started Couch to 5k yesterday and a vigorous yoga practice begins today with a 75 minute vinyasa class at Infinite Yoga and Wellness (if you want to stalk me, I’ll be there most week nights and Sunday mornings). I will also be taking daily lunchtime walks with a co-worker.
I will meditate twice a day to be focused and mentally strong.
I’m determined to get to a healthy weight and be a fit person.
I ran 2 miles on Tuesday, per the plan, but the rest of the week was a wash.
I was afflicted with a funk, as they say.
Unfortunately, this wasn’t a mood funk that I’d be able to run my way out of as much as a respiratory funk. I couldn’t breathe well, or talk, from Wednesday until … Well, I’m still having a bit of trouble with deep breaths and coughing.
I’m hoping by Tuesday to jog a couple miles.
I’m considering changing the plan a bit. I’ve been thinking maybe training up to a 30 mile long run isn’t a great idea.
It’s October 1st…And I’m a sucker for using a beginning (of a week, month, or year) as the starting point for new things.
Yesterday I signed up for the Southern Tour 50k. Yes, I’m skipping the marathon distance and going straight to ultra. I have been extremely lazy since April and I need a big, hairy-assed goal to motivate me into action.
It’s on January 30th, 2016. That gives me four months to prepare.
I have a plan that I think is workable for me (it’ll be detailed in another post).
It’s going to be the biggest physical challenge of my life. 2016 is my year for big challenges.
If I’m going to get things done, I need a routine. This is especially true for me related to exercise, diet, and basic fitness. I could go 100 days of the exact same routine with the exact same food and activities. But if on day 17 the routine is fiddled with, I’m off the rails and there’s little hope that’ll get back on for at least a few days.
So I have to build a routine to keep my exercise plan on track.
One of the tools I’m going to use is the7 MWC as a daily morning workout. Every day, whether there’s a run workout or not.
At a minimum, I’ll have seven minutes of exercise daily. It’ll be strength and cardio, so that will help in my woefully underdeveloped biceps/triceps/pectoral muscle groups.
We’re getting to the end of 2014…And the beginning of 2015.
2015 is going to be big on changes and challenges for me.
In January I’ll be moving to a new job. It’s a promotion and an hour-long commute (each way), but I’m very excited. One of the challenges will be findingmaking! time to run when the biggest part of my day is sandwiched between two hour-long drives. The advantage is that there are some sweet trails between the new workplace and home and I’ll be able to occasionally hit them up.
I’m going to make it work, though, because I’m committed to 2015 being a breakout year in my fitness life.
I’ve been doing a lot of plotting for the next 12 months in my fitness journey. Even though the last 6 months have seen some pretty amazing gains (losses, actually!), I’m planning for some real breakthroughs in the new year.
This is what my 2015 goals look like (at the moment…):
A lot of running:
Two (three?) half marathons
Flying Pirate (April)
Marine Corps (September)
Southern Fried (November?)
Outer Banks (November?)
More yoga and meditation: Twice-weekly yoga practice
Bigger focus on weight-loss goals: Get to 160 pounds by December (that’s a loss of 28ish pounds from my current 188).
Keep in mind that this is just an outline and while I have a pretty fleshed-out running training plan, I really don’t have much of a plan for everything else.