Monday, December 10, 2012

Run. Lift. Commit.

I've been on a serious slide. And it shows. I've been using the ol' "Life Happens" excuse to justify poor eating and missed workouts.

Well, you know the deal. It's bullshit. And I know better, too. Yes, life happens. Right now, my husband is stuck in a cast and will be for another seven weeks. And he is supposed to keep his foot elevated. That means he can't stand up in the kitchen and prepare meals.

Yeah, sure, that's a great excuse for fast food, right? Wrong. It's a bad excuse. Like most excuses, it stinks. It's just a way for me to explain away my poor choices.

It ends today. I know what I need to do and I'm ready to focus on the basics.

Run - Today started with a 5K.
Lift - Strength training after the run.
Commit - Make good eating choices.

Run. Lift. Commit. It's all about doing good things for my body and trusting that my body will respond accordingly. It's time to shake off these extra winter pounds and replace them with 100% Awesomeness.

(And in a sign that the universe is already rewarding me for my efforts, I got to enjoy a completely empty gym this morning. Sure, maybe the fact that it was just after 5am had something to do with the lack of company, but I prefer to think it was a gift to encourage my good choices.)