Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dose of Reality

Reality is....

I trained for a marathon.
I ran a marathon.
I took a 10 day hiatus from running after said marathon.
I have only run a handful of times in the four weeks since the marathon.
I needed a break from training.
I have gained 10 pounds while training.
I am currently at my heighest weight in over a year.
I have had to pay at Weight Watchers for two months in a row because I am over goal weight.
I need to break the cycle.
I need to get back to what I know.
I started fresh on Monday.
I have eaten within my points two days in a row.
I went to the gym on Monday morning and got my sweat on.
I went for a run with a friend this morning.
I sucked on my run this morning.
I am going for another run tomorrow morning.
I need to lose at least 10 pounds over the next 6-8 weeks.
I am a better runner at a lighter weight.
I don't want to gain another 10 pounds training for another marathon.
I need to stop telling myself that I can eat what I want on long run days.
I am taking a break from Caribou - need to lose 5 pounds before I get another tea latte.
I drank 110 ounces of water on Monday and felt so great.
I drank another 95 ounces of water today and feel even better.
I have taken my vitamins for two days straight.
I am stressed out at work.
I am stressed out at home.
I have let myself go back to some old habits.
I need to kickstart training for my second full marathon.
I need to get my head on straight. 
I need to remember that I deserve to eat well and exercise.
I need to not feel guilty about going for a run.
I need my clothes to fit well again.
I want to feel good about who I see in the mirror.

Reality sucks sometimes.  But sometimes it can be pretty great too.  Reality is I have a lot going on right now.  Big deal, everybody has a lot going on.  It's time to suck it up and get back to it.  I am running another marathon in less than 15 weeks and I want to step up to that starting line as ready as I can possibly be.  I want to lose this extra baggage I have picked up over the last few months and rid it for good...again.  I know I can do it, I know what I have to do, so now it's time to do it.  Keep me honest friends!

Be happy and healthy my friends!

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