Right now, I feel absolutely amazing. I'm not losing weight crazy fast, I'm not on some new kick, I am just BACK.ON.TRACK. And it couldn't feel more wonderful.
I almost feel like I've come home. Like for the past 6 months I've been outside myself. And now I'm back to my old self. My disciplined, dedicated self. I love that part of me.
I've had to rearrange my fitness routine as last week my favorite studio to Zumba and Boot Camp at closed suddenly. I used to attend Zumba for an hour, then an hour of Boot Camp right after it. I did that twice a week, then ran on other days, though honestly my legs were pretty worn out the day after doing the double workout. That's 4 hard workouts a week, gone. Yikes!
Instead of getting really worked up about it, I decided to rework my workout schedule. As you can imagine, I have had to do this MANY times in the last almost 3 years. Armed with my refreshed sense of commitment, I began working out my plan.
I was going to start half-marathon training. I've been pretty excited about it. Then I started shopping for my first race and realized, um, I missed racing season. LOL! I figured in Florida there was no such thing! jokes on me!
So instead, I've set a summer goal of working my distance up to 8-10 miles. Then I can start my half training in late summer and be ready for a fall race.
That means for now I'm going to focus on working my distance up gradually over the next 12 weeks.
I am also meeting some friends for our own Bootleg Boot Camp a few days a week. This afternoon, I arrived early, so I just ran some laps until they got there. Yesterday I ran 2 miles, then did Boot Camp last night though I think boot camp will switch to Tues/Thurs. Tomorrow I'm going to run 5k in the morning, then attend an Ultimate Cardio class in the evening. This class is like the zumba I was attending but under a different name and more intense than typical zumba - all the same people I used to work out with, just a new instructor! I'll probably make that my Wednesday thing.
So here is what a new workout week will look like:
Sunday: Zumba in the afternoon with my wee one (I have the old playlist so I can do it myself!)
Monday: Run 3-4 miles in the morning, lift weights in the afternoon.
Tuesday: Run laps (1-2 miles), then 1 hour of boot camp in the afternoon.
Wednesday: Run 3-4 miles, then 1 hour Zumba in the afternoon.
Thursday: Run intervals in the morning, lift weights in the afternoon.
Saturday: Long Run day 5-6 miles (this number will increase slightly over the next few months)
Will probably pick up walks with friends on top of it all as well.
Yep, its tiring when I look at it. But I really have to step up my game to attack this fat and finish this race. I'm feeling strong right now. My body is sore, but in a good way. I slept 9.5 hours last night. I have eaten nothing but pure, good fuel for food. Fruit tastes amazing again. Water is a requirement and I am dying of thirst without it. My body feels like it is working like it should be. Honestly, this is the best I have felt in a REALLY long time.
Make time, not excuses
That's what I plan to do. Make time. No excuses. I know how to do this.
And so, I will do it.
Who's with me?