Today I took my first steps to becoming a better me. It is going to be hard and at times I am going to want to quit but I am worth it.
I started my day being a bum and watching tv but around 9:30 I got my butt motivated and headed off to the gym. I had my run done around 11 and had most of the rest of the day to be lazy.
This was my first over 3 mile run since my stress fracture in September as well as my first run of the year. It was a struggle mentally and physically but I did it and I know I can do it again.
I am loving my new shirt that I got for Christmas lol.
I also downloaded a few new apps to do at home on my off days. I got 30 day squats, 30 day abs, 30 day arms, 30 day cardio, and 30 day pushups. Because today is Janurary 1st I started them all on beginner level 1 and went for it. It wasn’t very pretty but I got it done and will do it again tomorrow.
I also plan to try to make it to a class at the gym tomorrow so hopefully I can do both with working 8 hours and having kids at home as well. I am not about to give up on the second day either.
We can do this…
As I sit here celebrating the new year with my 4 year old daughter I am reflecting on what I have accomplished in the last year.
I started out the year weighing in at 129.2 and today one year later I weighed in at 127.0 so a 2.2 pound loss. I was down to around 120 or so until I broke my leg and my fitness got sidetracked. I am just going to stick with I maintained the weight loss for a year so far.
My goal for the year beyond maintaining the weight loss was to run 1017 K for the year in the Map My Run challenge group.
I made it more that that coming in at 1627 K which is 1010.97 miles. I hope to make that into 2000 K for 2018.
Also in 2017 I had my first ever broken bone, ran my first 10 K race, and signed up for my first 10 mile race to be run in 2018.
I have many things to be proud of this year as well as some regrets. I have learned that I need to cross train and not just run as my only form of fitness. I have learned that streaking can be a bad thing and I was running way too much at the cost of my body and my family.
I plan to run no more than 3 days a week a week and cross train or strength train 3 days a week and having 1 day a week as an all around rest day. I am not sure how long this will last but it is my starting plan to be tweaked as I love along with my fitness journey.