I Love Mondays!!!

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Monday is my favorite day of the week!  A chance to start new, a fresh beginning, and a new week of great possibilities.

I love Monday so much people know if they want something from me and they ask me on a Monday, there is 99.9% chance I might do it (of course, within legal ramifications).

This Monday I am back on track with the goal of  completing my training for the Disney Princess Half.  I am eating well (today).  I ran/walked 5 miles (today).  And I am possibly going to take a spin class because I am in a great mood.

In short, don’t phuck up my Mondays.  It will not be good for the rest of the days of the week as I feel Monday sets the tone on how the week will go.  Screw up my Fridays and that’s okay because we are only two days away from Monday.

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Set a goal, complete the goal!

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When I set a goal I aim and try to reach it but sometimes I get hit with curve balls that make me lose complete sight of my vision.

I set a goal to PR on my next half marathon race which is the Disney Princess Half on February 2015. I want to beat my previous time of 2 hours and 3 minutes and come in at a time of 1 hour, 59 minutes and 59 seconds. That time is my true goal (but if I come in at 2:02:59, I am fine with that!). But of course I have been procrastinating and just being ugh about getting into shape.

So I am putting it out there – starting Monday, November 10 we are going to be on a serious mission to drop 3/4 of stone (everything sounds better in a British accent)!

I will have three cheat days between now and the end of the year – the day of Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, and the day after the day after Thanksgiving. Christmas dinner – is just Thanksgiving the remix so I don’t need that as a cheat day. And I don’t drink (but I do get seriously drunk on Sparkling Apple Cider) so New Year’s Eve not a big drinking holiday for me.

Then I seriously start training on December 1 for this half. I just need to set a goal and complete a goal so I can feel like I achieved something in 2014.

Starting your own business is a total mind phuck.

More on that in the next post.

Middle of the Month Update

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How’s my challenge going? IT IS GOING! Somewhere. I think.

Seriously, I have been doing well on it! I slipped on Monday by having a piece of meatloaf but other than that I have been committed to my no-meat stance for 90 days (that piece of meatloaf just added another day to the challenge). I have been running although no yoga yet. I have been working out consistently although not at the Y. But I am getting there. I am scheduled to take a spin class with my friend tonight. Scheduled being the operative word.

The point of my challenge is and always has been for me to take a better initiative towards my health. I don’t need to lose weight and I am not aiming for that. I am trying to tone up and lean out because I want to be strong with a bit more muscle definition.

Just wanted to take some time to give an update to all three of my followers. I know you have missed me. Work has taken a bulk of my time (click here), family has taken another chunk, and Bravo reality shows have taken a slice (don’t judge me)!

Anyhoo, I am getting there!!

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Day 7

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It has been a week and I am keeping my end of the bargain (although I am the only one who is in on this deal) of this 90 day challenge!

A review of the first week:

Meat – didn’t eat it.

Exercise – I did it!

Yoga – zip

YMCA – zip

Overall grade – C+/B-

This week I am focusing on taking 2 spin classes at the Y and I even roped a friend to join me.  Tomorrow I scheduled myself to do yoga at 9:30 a.m. Last, I planned out my meals for the week so I am one step ahead of the game.

I wanted to tell you I am doing a smoothie challenge for the month of April. Check it out here. I’ll let you know what I think at the end of the week.

Also, this morning I ran 2 miles at 10:15 a mile. Go ME!! I am getting there.

Have a great day!!

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National Walking Day

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Today is National Walking Day and my butt walked 5 miles!

I had a great, healthy eating day. Yeah, I had pizza; so what? It was vegetarian.

Day 2 of the challenge and I’m rocking!

(inner voice): Calm down chick. It’s only day 2.

(outer voice): Shut the phuck up!

Day 1 and not an April’s Fool

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YAY!!! I rocked it! I totally kicked ass (even though it was my own) on the first day of my challenge. I ran 3 miles at 11 minutes a mile. This is great because I usually run a 10-minute mile (on a good day, 9:50 a mile; on a great day – which means I am probably, totally drugged up, 9:30 a mile). I know that for me the hardest step and day of any challenge is starting. If I could just start I know I can get into a rhythm. All I need is to take that first step which means putting on my workout clothes, getting out of my house, stepping into the gym, finding the path to run, and then doing putting one foot in front of the other and going for it. That is a long ass first step. That first step is more like five steps – no wonder it takes me forever to start; by the time I start I am on step 6. I am exhausted.

I am getting there!

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90-day challenge: the remix

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The sequel is almost, always, never as good as the original. In this case, the original 90-day challenge didn’t stand a chance.

Ok. Sometimes you have to set the reset button and start over. What I was thinking starting a challenge during spring break? I know myself. I LIKES TO EAT!!!

I’m starting the challenge over today. No meat or poultry, more yoga, consistent running. This challenge is based on health and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I hate running but I love medals. I like chicken but I can use less of it. I hate stretching but can use the flexible advantage to improve my mattress-dancing skills.

Coming or going but I’ll get there.

P.S. I love Mondays! I should always start a challenge on a Monday. It sets me up for success.
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