Remember the days when I got up early like 5 a.m. motivated to jump on the treadmill? Well, then life happened and walloped me over the head. No excuses, just absence.
Let’s start with the obvious. This month’s update is late. And the Treadmill Tuesdays? Sad, sad, sad. This past month saw my husband go out of town for a week, the planning and preparation for a MASSIVE garage sale to go towards my trip to Africa later this year (WE RAISED A TON, but it kicked my butt), an uptick in workload, VBS for the boys, the addition of freelance projects, exciting news that I’ll be speaking at Mixwest later this month, a church picnic, a sunburnt waterpark visit, saying sayonara to friends, and finding time to enjoy the summer (can you believe July is half past?!) I hardly have time to breathe, let alone run, but I KNOW it has to be a priority again because of just what a difference it made in how I felt.
Still, despite my full-blown treadmill effort, I managed to finish two athletic events this month: The Warrior Dash and the ROC Race. I wiped out during the ROC Race and got so dirty I threw my shoes away during the Warrior Dash, but I finished both and lived to tell about it. I’m proud to say that a year ago you wouldn’t have seen me even trying. BLAH!
So if I haven’t found time to exercise as much as I should, what’s the weight verdict.
By the Numbers:
Since July 9th: 2 lbs
Since December 9th: 47 lbs
Since heaviest: 67 lbs
Nothing to cry about! Still a huge accomplishment from my heaviest and frankly, given the way it’s been this past month, I’ll take two pounds, but that’s not good enough and I know it. I miss the treadmill. I miss the thrill and energy it gives me. I miss sweating (WHO AM I?) and I need to get back to clean eating, so it’s Mason Jar Salads and smoothies for me these next few weeks! For the first time, I’m setting a goal this month – 10 lbs. Think I can do it? I hope so! And at seven months in, I’m only five months away from one year. I want it to be a good one!
Back on it
I can do this!
What’s your best advice for staying motivated, especially during busy seasons?