Weekly Workout Wrap Up

Wow!  It’s been a loooooong time since I did any kind of workout check in.  That makes me sad. 🙁

Hurting my knee was rough. Not only was I in pain, but I lost all motivation to exercise. I also started eating all the foods.  It’s my vicious cycle. I mentioned in my Hot Chocolate 15K wrap up that walking that race was a real eye opening experience for me. Seeing the pictures from after the race was also a slap in the face. I gained 20 pounds in several months, lost my confidence in my ability to do hard things, and felt all around terrible. I decided it was time to make a new commitment to myself and my health.

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Trying Not to Eat All the Things and #RWRunStreak

Confession: I have a seriously hard time focusing on my nutrition AND my fitness. I think it’s because I’ve always been of the mindset that if I work out hard, I should be able to eat any food I want. While this might have worked before I had my son, weight no longer falls off of me like it did in my 20s. (Those good ol’ days when I could Weight Watchers myself Monday through Friday, eat and drink EVERYTHING Saturday and Sunday, and still lose 2 pounds a week consistently.)

Running has become much more important to me over the last year. I started because it was an easy way to exercise with my son (Yay for the BOB!), but as I’ve increased my distances and numbers of weekly workouts, I have found a confidence and strength I never knew I possessed. Running so many races this past Fall really helped to show me what kind of events I want to do in 2015, including a full marathon. (Did I just type that out?!) With that ultimate goal in mind, I sat down and examined the food I’m eating and the workouts I’m currently doing then came up with a plan for 2015. Continue reading