Over the last month or so, I’ve totally undone all the good work I’d done in the lead up to my half marathon the other weekend. I should mention that this is a half marathon that I ended up withdrawing from.
I withdrew because my training had been interrupted by several trips where I couldn’t train. Two ski trips, one trip to a snow festival and another to tropical Cambodia. All of these interrupted my long run training plan. In the end, I just hadn’t done enough long runs to be ready. That, and it was raining on the day.
Again my clothes are feeling a little too tight. I threw out a pair of jeans last week after I noticed that I had a blow-out where my thighs were rubbing together. I’m now forced to wear a pair of corduroy pants that at this weight, is definitely a fire hazard.
I’ve been so busy with work, I haven’t been shopping. So I’ve been eating out and ordering pizza online. My weight has ballooned.
But today is a new day. Today I went to the gym. Today I recorded my food diary in MyFitnessPal and I was under my calorie limit. Today I weighed myself at the gym and I was less than expected. Today I resisted apple tea cake from a colleague.
Tomorrow is what I’m worried about. Over the next few months, I will have some challenges to deal with. A busy time at work, my first assignment for my masters degree due, a presentation at a conference and a bunch of house guests that I like to drink wine with. How to juggle all of this, make healthy choices, sleep enough and exercise. Advice please!
Oh Dear!! Sounds as though you are starting to stress – sorry ’bout that, but we are not going to cancel! We will try to stay out of your way, not offer you any wine or alcohol, and maybe cook you a proper meal sometimes.
Maybe we should join her on the fitness trail – a bit less wine, a bit less food and forget the runs. Stop stressing Merilyn, at least we will be able to borrow each others clothes!!
Love, A Peta
Don’t worry mum and Aunty Peta. I’m not stressing too much. I can’t wait for you to be here!
I just won’t be home at 4:30 pm every day, so you’ll have to start without me! 🙂