Today is the day. the day the training for the LR Half Marathon finally begins. I've been using a pre-training schedule just to become active again, but today is the 1st week of "official" training if you will :) hoping for a good short run tonight and hoping I can have a successful training period.
One thing that has really been a struggle for me in the last year is weight gain. I'm being completely and utterly transparent about this struggle on this blog, and i think others should not feel ashamed either. it's a very common issue with women ( and men!). it's hard. it's not fun. it sucks. end of story. butttt we do it to feel better in our clothes, feel healthy, and lead full lives.
Please don't get me wrong is saying I think I am obsessive over my weight, but I know I need to lose at least 20 lbs to be at a healthy weight for my 5'0 ft. frame. and let me tell you, for a girl of my build and height, losing 5 lbs is a struggle, so losing 20 lbs. is going to be 10x that. but i can do it.
I'm not into fad diets. so please don't tell me about the latest and greatest new way to lose weight. I'm not interested :) I've got my own plan and know ( and learning) what works for me. it's def. a lifestyle change and learning to live and work and play all with making good choices. would love for your support, but not your input :)
I'm incorporating my running into my daily exercise routine. along with walking the dog, getting up from my desk every hour, and yoga and cross-training of course. I'm going to try to do a better job in balancing it all. it's hard! I know there are tons of you who struggle with the same. Taking care of your family, having multiple jobs, traveling for work, going to school, and still exercising. so, i know if you can do it....i can as well.
in other news...fall is officially here in Nashville. My FAVORITE time of year to run and exercise. i love LOVE the cool air and breeze that comes with it. anddd pumpkins! here's a little snap of my cute front porch.
Happy Fall Y'all!