LISTSI love list making. This weekend my husband and I travel with another couple who each had a bucket list. Bucket list, common idea right? Then why don't I have one? After talking to my husband about this I have had life/goal lists some written, some not, but never really labeled a bucket list. So this week I will be working on my "Living" Bucket List. Living because I know my goals in life will evolve and I want the list to grow with me. Stay tuned for that one.
Run or REST?
Now some updates: This past weekend was my birthday and we traveled to Mammoth Lakes, CA. What I was thinking was that this would be an amazing opportunity to train at elevation. Friday was a rest day for me and of all things, I sprained my ankle fly fishing. So there was no run Saturday or Sunday. A bit of a bummer, but at the same time a blessing in disguise. As a mother of 2 kids under 3 sleeping in instead of early morning runs seemed to be just what my body needed.
Text Message Fitness Challenge
Now I am ready to get back on track, the ankle is doing much better tonight and I know I am going to be ready for this week. The first two weeks of this marathon training program have not gone well for me at all. The one thing I have going for me is that I chose an 18 week program to give me some training cushion, the longest run I have missed was only 8 miles, so I am not feeling too far behind my distance capabilities either. I have my next sprint triathlon in 2 weeks so I have devised a daily text message fitness challenge for myself and 5 girlfriends to help get me motivated. It's a 3xsomething challenge. We are all at different fitness levels, but these short exercises I think will be great ways for us to stay connected through fitness and be able to motivate each other daily with our text message updates. It starts today Monday 6/28 and ends Friday 7/9. What makes this different for me is that I am now responsible for detailing out the 3 exercises each day and accountability is a huge motivator for me. Unless I am accountable to someone I can tend to fall into my "Ambitious Slacker" persona.
In other News
In other news after a crazy weekend of amazing food, wine and eating after 8:00, I am ready to get back to a more controlled eating schedule. I have been tracking my calories, but not staying in a healthy range. One weekend party binge is not that bad, but it is important that it not turn into a slippery slope type thing. So I am back on the wagon of generally not eating after 8:00 and tracking calories with the intention of staying within a weight loss range with my higher calorie days staying somewhere closer to a maintenance range than a ballooning up range.
Todays Text Message Workout Selections:
- 3x10 jumping jacks
- 3x25 sit ups
- 3x10 donkey kicks (each leg)
- For friends who are willing to participate in my dorky challenges so that I can be successful
- For a husband who buys me bike clip-ins as a birthday present
- For feeling totally capable of achieving body image success...that's right, I said it. I am totally excited about how my body is changing in positive ways and I am super interested in stepping up my efforts to slim down and tone up in a MAINTAINABLE way.