Over the winter months I was working out somewhat regularly trying to prepare for the half marathon I did back in March. During that time I was feeling a lot more confident in myself. Then came race day and I didn't have anything else on the horizon to train for. So I quit the gym (I didn't actually quit, I just stopped going) and had an affair with fast food joints.
In those two months after my half, I've put on some pounds and I'm feeling it everywhere! From the way my clothes fit to the way my rolls hit when I sit a certain way, and it is uncomfortable!
One of my New Years resolutions was to make this the year I get in the best shape of my adult life. I would say life period, but I found this picture of me 10 years ago.
I have a hard time believing I can get in that shape again. That was playing volleyball 5-7 days a week and being able to eat anything I wanted. Yet, for some crazy reason, I thought I was fat. Oh the delusional mind of an 18 year old.
This picture and my recent weigh in are huge motivators for me to get back out there hitting the pavement and working in some strength conditioning.
I recently put together this calendar for a plank challenge and added in the scientifically proven 7 minute workout.
I will usually plank when I get up or before I go to bed. My core is so weak.
I've done the 7 Minute Workout several times and honestly, if you push it, it really gets you going. My goal is to work up to doing it at least three times in a row.
Another area I need to stay constant in is my eating. That has gotten so bad, especially lately. Living with my parents we usually just cook enough for three otherwise they'll just divide what is made three ways and I'll sit there and shove everything in my pie hole. No bueno.
So, be prepared to see more fitness, healthy food and healthy living updates. I'm going to try to get my mom in on this with me. She has a goal to some day run a 5k, so while I'm living with my parents, I'm going to be her Jillian Michaels.
It's scary to think that the year is already half over, so I need to hop on this healthy train.