Ok this isn’t entirely true. As with millions of others, I do have a little bit to loose after the holidays. Who after indulging all through the holiday’s didn’t notice their buttons on their jeans a little harder to snap? Come on, hands in the air!
Although not counting calories nor going on a diet as I hate those things, I am making better choices. Getting back to adding more fruits, veggies, and better meals into my weeks. That being said, if I want to have french toast with whipped cream and banana foster I will.
I still think that once I’m back into my new running/exercise routine things will fall back into place. NO you can’t exercise away a bad diet, nor is it a good idea to train and run a marathon on crap food. So as I start fueling with better things, I start running more miles, and I start adding cross training the jeans will start to feel better:) I went to the doctors yesterday and got on the dreaded scale. I’ve got my reality check. I go back in two months, so I will know how things are going. It’s called eating for life.
I’m getting energized about my exercise plan too. Too often many of us do nothing but run. I am pretty guilty of this. But there is more to training than running. I know, scandalous. I’ve just finished reading Mastering the Marathon, Time-Efficient Training Secrets for the 40-plus Athlete. Well that’s me! Had a lot of great information. One of the things that I really am going to embrace is the use of brick workouts. I have decided for the NJ Marathon, my goal is not a specific time goal. This will make training a lot less stressful and allow me a lot of wiggle room. My goal will be to finish and finish well. Since this is the first marathon where I am 100% on my own for my training, I would like to use this training time as a way to find out what works for me. I am going to try different things – brick work outs, possibly less miles since I will be doing brick workouts, and lots of cross training. Then I plan to take the things that I learn from NJ and take that to my Chicago training.