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Friday, July 26, 2013

Well, it would finally seem that I'm coming around, as it were. I'm sure the 405 I saw on the scale last night was a bit of motivation for me. Granted it was late and I was swollen as all get out from the stress and insanity that has been this week, but still...it means it's time for me to get moving again. Now it's all about setting up a plan I can work with and stick to and that motivates me.

I have a lot of opportunities and options...and a lot of pros and cons for each thing.

1. Yoga
I think I certainly need to incorporate Yoga and meditation into my daily routine. I've lost the bulk of my flexibility with this PF, and I think once it starts to return the PF will actually lessen. I need to find away to get a few quiet moments in the morning to stretch and meditate and prepare myself for the day.

2. Whole 30
I hate to say it, because I remember how amazingly difficult weeks 2 and 3 are, but I really need to do this again for several reasons. First, I need to slay this sugar demon right now. I need to get the monkey off my back and the best way to do that is cold turkey through Whole 30. Second, I need to finish the 30 days to prove to myself I can. I think this would be an amazing jumpstart for me and would really challenge me to let go of what I think I failed in the past and move forward with renewed hope and confidence in myself and my abilities.

3. 30 Day Shred
I would love to have a program like this that could help build my strength, but I worry that I'm trying to do too much too soon. I'll probably leave this for another challenge in a month or so.

4. Walking/Running
Okay, so I have a 5k that I WILL be doing in about 9 1/2 weeks. It's really time for me to start getting on the ball with training, especially considering the mile walk I did with the kids the other day nearly killed me (of course I think the humidity was at like 80%...it was disgusting out!). I've mapped some walking routes in town that range from a mile to 2.5 miles. Once I get myself into the 2-mile groove I'm going to map out the perfect 5k route and get myself back in racing shape.

5. Paleo
Let's face it...I feel best, body and soul, when I'm eating a Paleo diet. I have to find some way to incorporate this into my daily life in a regular way with little to no deviations. I really think this will help maintain my focus.

6. Planks
Okay, so this is because I miss my strength. I found a 30-day plank challenge the other day that I'm thinking of adding to the list. In fact, I might get the boys in on this as well and make it a family challenge.

No matter what I decide to do, I think I'm mentally more ready than I have been in probably close to a year. My plan will likely include walking, yoga, and a round of Whole30 to get things started, but I'm not sure on anything else. I plan to take measurements and pictures on day one and then on day 30, but ignore the damn scale (that's the Whole30 way). I can deal with any disappointment I might feel on September 1. I honestly think if I have a plan ready for next month it won't be too awful if I don't lose as much as I think I should or feel like I have by August 30.

I'll be back later with an official plan.
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