Friday, February 20, 2015

85 days...I got this?

Okay, okay I know that this is getting old, me always saying “Today is the day” or “This is my last time starting again”.  Well, this isn’t another one of those.
Now that the holidays and vacations are over (well, for now, it’s the 3 month slump) I have time to just focus on me, and getting healthy and fit.  This blog has been a great motivator for me in the past, I’d figure why not use it again…and annoy you all with my posts BWAHAHA.
I have 85 days.  Until what you ask?  Well, in 85 days, I’ll be running (more like walking) the Ogden Half Marathon.  Yikes, right?  Yep.  Yikes.
Before I get into the details, just know that I don’t plan on running the full 13.1 miles.  (*GULP*  Thirteen point one miles!?  I can do this, right?  Yeah, yeah, I’m sure I can…)  The distance that I do run, I don’t have a time goal.  My only goal with this lovely half marathon is that I finish.  That’s right, I just want to get across the finish line.  I’m sure I won’t be the slowest, and I for sure as heck am not going to be the fastest, but I will be a finisher.
So, what’s the plan?
First, weight loss.  I have absolutely no intention of getting to my goal weight in these next three months, but I would like to be in One-derland. 
I’ve gained some weight since Europe.  I got a little complacent.  I enjoyed my holidays.  I went on a cruise!!  (Which was absolutely amazing and SO fun!  Loved every minute.  The ports were amazing and the company was even better!  J)  So, I have a bit of backtracking to do, but I can do it, I’ve done it before.

The cruise.  We went to the Eastern Caribbean.  Amazing!!  Really missing it right now.

I just decided today, within the last hour, that I will be going back to my old “diet”.  (It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change…it’s just easier to use the word diet, especially for these purposes.)  It worked SO well in the past, I’ve seen the results, so why not use it again? 
Second, exercise.  Like I said, I’m not planning on running 13 miles, so running isn’t going to be my focus.  Mostly movement is my focus. 
I am THE WORST at getting up early for the purpose of working out.  I like, no love, my sleep way too much.  So, unless there is a miracle, I won’t be doing morning workouts.  I also work full time, so when I get home, I really don’t want to work out, I want to sit on my butt.
Side note:  Any tips on doing morning workouts for people who just love their bed in the mornings?  It’s not that I’m not a morning person, I’m not a grump, I just really, really love my sleep.
So, what to do?  Well, I’m going to utilize my work building.  Every day, after work, I’m going to walk the stairs for a half hour.  It’ll help me get the muscles in my legs built up, plus help with the exercise.  Also, bonus, it’ll help log steps on my Fitbit.  Haha
I, also, would like to do a yoga class or two a week.  I think I’ll do one early class on the weekdays (I can do it once a week, just not every day) and one class Saturday morning.  I really like yoga and all the benefits from it, so it’s a win-win.
If other opportunities come up, I’ll take advantage of them, but this is what I have for now. 
Thanks for being patient with me, yet again.  Get back to me on your morning workout tips?

I’m excited for these next three months and to see what I accomplish.  It’s gonna be good.