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Getting my run on.

Archives for December, 2010

Epic Fail

It’s been a while since I checked in here.  Yep, I’ve completely failed in my latest challenge.  I’ve not kept up on my working out and I’ve been hit/miss on the no eating after 7pm.  I’m mostly hits on that one but mostly is not what the challenge was going after.  I’ve been busy, stressed, depressed and unmotivated.  And then this weekend we went to the Macy’s 8th floor display and saw the Holidazzle parade.  That much time away from home meant I had to nurse the baby a couple times in a fitting room in Macy’s.  It’s the perfect place to feed him – it’s private, not a bathroom, and usually relatively quiet.  The bad part?  Mirrors.  Sitting with my shirt up only let me see just how many rolls there are on my stomach.  It’s not pretty.  And my face?  I had a new badge pictures taken at work last week and got an unpleasant new picture. Ugh.  I’m about ready to kick off a new challenge but may wait until after Christmas or at least until I’m on vacation on the 23rd.  I’m not giving up.  I will get fit again.  I will race again next summer.  Duathlons and half marathons are in my future.  I just have to get my present in order first.


You may think by my silence that I’ve fallen off the wagon.  Don’t worry.  I haven’t!  I’ve just been super busy.  There were two Thanksgivings to prepare for, one that we were hosting.  Plus I’m hosting two baby showers for Krystle so there is much prep work to day.  And then of course there is Christmas with its own preparations, traditions and time consumptions.  Add in to that general familial and work obligations and well, I’m busy man!

I only got in two workouts last week (Thanksgiving week) and at the rate I’m going, I’ll only get in two this week as well.  Tuesday and last night I got 30 minute workouts in.  I can’t work out today because I gave blood this morning and tomorrow is the baby shower #1 and then Christmas shopping.  Maybe if I’m not completely exhausted tomorrow night I can fit in a third workout.  Either way, I’m trying to fit them in where I can.

I’m doing very well on the food front though.  As Amanda mentioned in the comments on the last post, I’m taking this 7pm no food rule very seriously.  I haven’t messed up yet and I intend to keep that going.  If nothing else, it gives me a semblance of control during this stressful time of year.

I won’t make my challenge goal seeing as how I messed up in week 1 and probably won’t meet week 2 either but I’m going to soldier on anyway.  If come January 1st I’m still exercising regulary and my eating is in check, I’ll have done OK and can start the new year off on the right foot.