Hey there bloggersphere it has been a really long time. I can't believe I haven't posted anything in almost two years. Oh who am I kidding; I completely believe it. My life has been all over the place the last couple of years. Got a new job, moved mom to a nursing home, ran a couple marathons and a bunch of halfs but then my journey kind of hit a wall. I stopped caring about myself. I stopped training. My diet went to shit (but boy, all those french fries were delicious). I stopped fighting for myself and my health. I let my job consume me. I hung up the running shoes except for an occasional race here or there. If I am being honest....I gave up.
Fast forward to present day. I removed myself from a situation that wasn't working and followed my heart to a new job back in a familiar department. A job with a schedule that allows me to get back on track. I could never get a handle on my old schedule and working "me time" around it. Maybe I don't adjust well to new curve balls or maybe I am less flexible as I age but I like a "normal" work day!
So how does this relate to moving my journey of running and weight loss forward?
I stood on the scale on Labor Day (it was ugly but more on that below). I got up and worked out. I had planned meals on the day before and went grocery shopping. I grabbed a large black trash bag and de-junked my cabinets and fridge. I made decisions that would set up my success for the week rather than leaving me scrambling at lunch/dinner time. I recommitted to MYSELF.
It sucks to be starting over from ground zero....again. The process toward breaking all those bad habits that resurfaced overnight. I can't believe that I am back here but I am owning it and moving forward. It will take effort. It will push me to do all sorts of things I don't want to do but it will be worth it.
I started the 21 Day Fix (Beachbody) on Monday. It worked pretty well when I sort of gave it an effort a year or more ago. I just stopped giving it any effort. My head wasn't in the right place that time. This time I am motivated to get back to feeling better about myself. I ordered a sampler of Shakeology to test it out. I hate to say that I don't mind the shakes. I remember tasting it before and hating it. I may add this in permanently once my sampler week is over. I stuck to my meals and workouts for the week. I even ran yesterday. It wasn't a pretty sight but I put in 3.2 miles and enjoyed the beautiful day we were blessed with.
Now for the ugly part. I weighed in on 9/5 at 306.4 (gah, when did I get over 300 again? Damnit). I weighed in today for week 1 at 298.6. I lost 7.8 pounds the first week. Now that the water weight is off, it is time to buckle down!
Week #2 started today both for my journey and my new job! I am here to tackle them both and find myself again.