I feel like a quitter. I start things and don’t finish them. Perhaps the name of the blog should be how to not finish things. I’m a little over four weeks away from my first half that I already paid for and I stopped training a long time ago. The furthest I’ve ever run in my life is 8 miles. Perhaps I can get in enough training between now and then to muddle my way through it but let’s be honest…I’m not going to train on the treadmill. I don’t like it. And clearly this goal is not so important to me that I just suck it up. I wonder why I even made the goal. Because I was caught up in the excitement of the running community? Because I had nothing else to do? Because I was avoiding things that are really important to me? Maybe even because I thought people would read how I slowly move my way from non-runner to runner and then they’d applaud me and tell me how awesome I am. It ain’t happenin’. I wonder if any of my goals are happening. How many times have I started something and quite? Too many times to count. But that’s enough pooping on me for the moment. I’ll remain positive and optimistic until the time comes that I have to make a final decision. Maybe around midnight on April 6th.
Good things…good things. Well, I have managed to remain gluten free (other than one small pizza mishap) since I mentioned it last. Here’s the thing about eating gluten free that I like, it’s not necessarily that I need to eat gluten free but it does keep me from eating junk food and I haven’t had any major migraines (although that could just be a coincidence). I’ve been eating so well that if I keep it up Tosca Reno may just ask me to ghost author her next book. If I keep it up through the end of the year I might have to write my own clean eating book. LOL Because of this I have lost seven pounds total now. I’m not necessarily interested in losing weight but I am very happy with the number I’m seeing. Of course, one chip mishap and I’ll blow up like the Stay Puff Marshmallow man. Now if I could just get leaner. Which brings me to my training with Kristy Lee.
I’ve been working out with Kristy Lee bi-weekly. I had originally planned on once a month but I like the accountability of every other week. This past Sunday I mentioned (if you can call it mentioning when you’re gasping for air, trying to maintain balance, and generally trying not to die from a major workout) that I had lost weight but that I would really prefer to be leaner as opposed to losing a number. When I looked at the new training plan for the next four weeks I realized that she actually listens to me. Or wants me to be lie on the floor writhing in pain. We’ll go with she listens to me. She has me working out six days with several HIIT and full body workouts. I think that what she labels as “full body workout” is still a HIIT workout. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck. I follow-up each workout with Chicken Tuna’s challenge and a five-minute booty workout from Elise at 9-to-Fit. I have rear view issues. For me, great glutes are the mark of personal fitness. It’s easy to pay attention to the things that you see in the mirror each day but not so much the things that you don’t see. Yes, I’m talking about your backside. I want people to think I’m 20 from behind. Right now they probably don’t think much of my rear at all. Yes, I’m vain. We’ve already established that.
I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to push myself and to grow and even be able to do things like run, lift weights, and just take care of my myself. Even if I don’t always do it with the focus I should. Sadly, not everyone has that luxury. I’m happy that God lets me see wake up every morning, see the sunshine, and know that today will be okay.
Well, that’s all for this week. For individual workout news, follow on me on Instagram. I love seeing folks there. I’m turning into an Instagram freak.
- How were your workouts this week?
- What types of things do you do to keep yourself on track food wise?
- Are you on Instagram? It’s really cool. Do people still say cool?