Back on the Wagon

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.

New Year's Eve 2015

A taste of what’s to come!

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!

3 comments on “Back on the Wagon

  1. 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.


  2. 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

  3. 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! 🙂

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