I Want a Happy Ending!
Saturday, July 28, 2012
As fantastic as last year was, this year has been TOUGH. And, it's all because of the choices I've made.
...I got down to my goal weight (132) and even hit 130 a couple of times
...I kept that weight for an entire YEAR!
...I ran 3 HM's (my 2nd, 3rd & 4th) and joined Half Fanatics
...I did my longest bike ride ever - 34 miles
...I was in the best shape of my life
...I started in January by skipping a HM because I was burned out
...I started gaining weight... and am now up 10 pounds (to 142)
...I have tried over & over again to get back on track, but it only lasts a day...a week...or maybe 2
I want a happy ending! I want a success story! But, I know I have to make it work!
In the past 2 weeks:
...I have ran 4 times (though I'm frustrated that even with running/walking my longest run is 2.3 miles and it's SO HARD!!!)
...I rode my bike twice (11 miles when I had the time & 6 when I had to get home)
...I did pilates (for the first time in months and it felt great & awful at the same time!)
...and, I started HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS!!! (because my dd has been doing it since March & we want to buy horses when we move to our ranch in a few years... LOVED IT!!!)
But, my eating? BOOOO!!!!
So, what are my plans?
RUNNING: I actually signed up for a HM in November this week. But, right now I'm just not sure about it. I am hating running!!! But, I used to love it! Maybe it's the heat? Maybe it's the fact that I am frustrated because I can't run as far or as fast. (Definitely FRUSTRATING!!!) So, do I want to train for another Half???
RUNNING #2: My pilates coach is starting a 12 week running group in 2 weeks. Hmmm... I WANT to train with a group. My life as a SAHM gets pretty lonely sometimes. BUT...you have to be able to run 5 miles and the slowest pace is 11-12 min/miles. WELL... right now I can only go 2! And, that is more like 13+! So, can I really get ready??? I just don't know. And, what if I can't keep up? How would 'coach' feel... and how would I feel... if I just trained at my own pace? The neat thing? They are training for a COOL (& difficult?!?) TRAIL RUN in Utah in November!!! I'd LOVE to go on that trip! It's beautiful!!! Incentive enough? I don't know....
BIKING: I am loving my bike... so much more than running right now! And, my friend & her hubby just joined a group that has Saturday rides that are beginner enough for ME! But, the sad part... my friend still doesn't have a bike since hers got torn up 4 months ago on the back of her car. I think I'll join anyway, though. Too back I didn't know about it before last night... I could have joined them this morning!
HORSE RIDING: I really don't know how much exercise this is, but my daughter is always very tired (& hungry!) after a lesson. It's definitely more work than I thought. I'll be going once a week, though this week I only walked the horse. It was so much fun, and I can't wait to learn to trot!!!
So, I hope I'm back FOR GOOD! I want to feel fit again. I felt so much better about myself when I was a little thinner and in a LOT better shape!
Hopefully, I'll be seeing you all around more now!