Mea culpa is defined as "an acknowledgment of one's fault or error." I feel like this is appropriate because I have been failing at blogging lately...as well as running and weight loss. This is me, acknowledging it and hopefully changing it. I have missed blogging, and clearly I need it for accountability. Not to mention I hate the feeling of not being comfortable in my own skin, and I've started to feel that coming back a little bit lately.
It pains me to report it, but I have to to be able to move forward - my weight is up, back into the 270's - the HIGH 270's. I've had a rough few weeks and I've been eating my feelings and letting old habits slip back in and eating foods that I never normally touch. I'm looking at you, ice cream. Eating junk food does me no good at all...especially with a half marathon right around the corner.
Weight and accountability pics from last Thursday, 8/21/14.
I haven't been running nearly as much as I should, and gym visits have been non-existent. That's not very inspirational, but it's the truth. I've been down in the dumps and let my funk suck me into the couch. I hate it and I'm finally ready to change it.
I've been eating better this week, and the past couple of nights, my hubby has walked 3+ miles with me. He has expressed more interest in getting fit lately and walking with him has been fun. We took it slow since he's just getting started, but I'm proud of him for being able to do 3 miles on hilly roads right off the bat.
These were both a little farther, but I forgot to hit start until we were already down the road.
I'm ready to change my attitude and get back at it, and I'm looking forward to the last true weekend of summer and then back to the gym next week. Next week my schedule at work goes back from half hour lunches to hour lunches, so it will be easier for me to get gym time in again. I'm ready! I will finish my half marathon if I have to crawl to do it.
Setbacks aren't fun or glamorous but they are part of life. I think the trick is to not let a setback or a few weeks off become a lifestyle again. I'm committed to not letting that happen.