I know you’ve all been missing these. I’m sure you noticed their absence, but I didn’t really feel the need to announce to the world (okay, the 100 or so of you who stop by daily) that I had become another statistic, a quitter of the WW. But, what’s the point in recording your life if you aren’t honest about it?
It’s been a while. My ankle was injured from the marathon. The stress of grad school applications got to me. The end of the semester was crazy. The holidays happened. I had to eat ice-cream daily for a week straight after the tonsillectomy. Well, my ankle is back to good, the last application goes in on Tuesday, the semester ended along with the holidays, and my throat has healed. No more excuses.
So, this morning I was back at the WW. It was painful. All that work down the tubes. Okay, not all of it, but a lot of it. I am still down 7 lbs, and those 7 lbs are gone for good. But it’s hard to think that I managed to put on 18. Yuck! 18 lbs! Okay, I’m letting go now.
I have eight weeks before my next race. If I average 2 lbs a week, I’ll be 2 lbs away from where I was at my low point. I think it’s doable. And in case you haven’t been following my workout tracker in the sidebar, you haven’t missed much. In the first 11 days of the new year, I have worked out a total of twice. But that all changes today. My goal is to PR on this next half-marathon, so it’s time to step it up!
Goals for this week:
- Run four days – for a total of 16 miles (I’m easing my way back in).
- Cross train two days.
- Get in three toning workouts.
- Follow WW’s points exactly.
- Drink 48 oz. of water a day.
- Get six hours of sleep a night (yes…that’s an improvement)