Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Well, this is the last weigh-in of the Summer Challenge at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. In all honesty I don't know if I've lost weight on this challenge. I just know I weigh the same amount that I weighed last week 155.4 and I've been holding steady for at least a month. I suppose that means I am in maintenance mode but I must admit that I am not really maintaining.
For me, maintaining means staying on top of both my diet and exercise. I know that I've been injured and can't do my exercise of choice - running but that is not excuse not to cross train. During this challenge my cross-training has been sporadic. I have only 3 months left to train for my half-marathon, I ran 4.6 miles on Monday and although I felt soreness after a day of rest I feel good. This means my training has to get back on schedule. I realize that I absolutely need a schedule, I need to check in daily or else things go downhill.
Today I recommit myself to actively working out, listening to my body but moving it safely so that I do not injure myself. I also will check in daily and go back to my usual twitter/facebook/dailymile check-ins, even if I don't workout it will keep me honest.
On the food front, I also need to plan. I just eat willy-nilly without a plan. I've said this before but the time is now to get serious!
This challenge has taught me that despite obstacles (like a car accident yesterday - everyone is fine) I have to keep moving forward. I'm asking for your help - - if you see me on twitter and I haven't talked about my exercise for the day, please ask me! I need my accountability partners to get over this hump.
The journey to healthy living is not an easy one but by staying honest and transparent about both my triumphs and my struggles I believe I will help myself and others.