Friday, April 1, 2016

Training for Tuesday: Fitness overhaul.


It's just about April and I've run out of excuses why I can't get off my ass and get fit or eat healthy.  I'm really only fooling myself into thinking that I don't have time or I couldn't do this or that because something came up.

I don't like how I look, how my clothes fit, and how I feel after stuffing my face knowing that I'm only making it harder to shed those pounds.  I'm waking up late, sleeping later, breaking out, getting sick, always stressed, my body aches more and I've been feeling so sluggish and moody.

I'm really unhappy with myself right now because I just KNOW I can do so much better.  I mean, I KNOW that something has to change, but I just haven't been able to get myself to make that permanent change yet.  I'm great at temporary changes, but permanent?  Not so great at.

I've been doing a lot of reading this month so on Monday I downloaded Wheat Belly.  I'm only halfway through it, but I'm slowly trying to wean myself off of wheat.  I don't think it will be so bad since I don't really care much for bread or doughy foods, but the hardest part for me will be trying to stay away from pizza, pasta and cake.  Oh, how I'll miss pizza!  I'd like to try to go wheat-free at least for a month and see how that works out for my body.  3 days down so far.  Only 27 more to go!  Hah.

This time around, unlike all my past attempts at getting fit, I actually have a set goal and date in mind.  There's a color run happening on April 30th and I want to be able to run that race and keep a good pace.  I don't have a time goal, as I've never run a 5k before in my life, so I don't know what a good time would be, but I think just finishing will be quite an accomplishment for me.  Having something that I'm actually training for is great motivation for me to continue the C25k program, drink lots of water, eat healthier, etc.

Oh, and I'm also building up to go to an actual yoga class at an actual studio.  I've been doing yoga every day this week and I love that I'm getting myself back into it.  I'm doing the Yoga for Beginners module from Do You Yoga and so far the courses are good.  They're actually really fast-paced for beginners, but still doable.  It's a 28-day program with each daily course focusing on something different, so I think it's a great starting point for me to get comfortable doing certain poses and practicing different flows.

I'm really hoping that I can push myself harder in the coming month and am going to try following Kristen's lead by making workouts a habit.  I don't have SnapChat yet (never felt the need for it, and still don't understand it), but am thinking about downloading it at least to document my workouts and progress like she did.

What do you think?  Are you training for something or working toward a fitness goal?  Do you have SnapChat?  Are you wheat-free?


  1. seriously, this post - yes. i agree and understand exactly what you mean. i am at that point too and i'm just cranky at myself for letting it get this bad. you can do it! and i mean, snapchat definitely worked for me, so if you do download and do it, you never know! but you could always do something else, like take photos just for yourself or for your blog, or share on dailymile or myfitnesspal.. anywhere that you have to report.
    as for wheat free - good luck! i have celiacs so i am (supposed to be) gluten free, and there is a world of difference for me when i stick to it. not weight loss, but just not being bloated and blah all the time. also, it makes me sick and break out, so that should be enough reason not to eat it. i find that once i get a week or two under my belt and start to see or feel the benefits of something, it's much easier to stick with it. it's just the first few days or week that is hard! you can do it!


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