As we near the end of 2017 I keep thinking to myself, “Good riddance. I am so done with you.” I know the year isn’t over, but I’ll be honest I’ve kind of given up on it.
We are days away from Christmas and I have no motivation to get out the door running or any such thing. It’s almost like what is the point. Besides there is much to be done in these next few days.
All that being said…
Here is to a better 2018 in so many ways.
I am planning for my mad return. Mad because I will go into it kicking and screaming. There is much to be done. There are goals to be set. There is better health and diets to be had. I’m pretty sure the reason Santa is so fat is because he eats nothing but Christmas cookies and I have been channeling him a lot lately.
Things will be different though.
I have a few incentives. One being the NY Half marathon in March. The second one is the following month I need to go back to my Primary Doctor as she has given be a goal to get my good cholesterol back up and my weight down a few pounds. Both of these are goals that I would like to meet.
I’m not sure the January will start off that great running as January 21rst is the Fred Lewbow Half and I’m pretty sure that I’m not going to be ready for it. Who knows what is going to happen, but I would still like to go. Besides I’m going to start running very soon. I need to start training for the NY Half!
As far as the other goal, I have been looking at different diets. I’m not a huge “diet” fan, but who is? I don’t want to do shakes, cleanses, or packaged foods. I want a diet that is more a life style change of healthy eating that will also be beneficial to me. I keep coming back to one that I found called the DASH diet. It focuses on eating fruits, veggies, lean meats, low fat dairy and such. I’m still in the research stage, but I think this might be the way to go.
As we know… I do best when following a plan and not just in running. Years ago I lost a chunk of weight following the South Beach Diet, because I was following the plan. I think at this point the DASH diet might be a healthier option for me too. So we will see.
So here is to kicking 2017 to the curb!
Whose with me? Bring on a better 2018!!!