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Gonna get a 2 day head-start on the New Year’s resolutions:

I’m not gonna lie, I have been pretty lazy since vacation started (Friday before Christmas)… that needs to end tomorrow.

Marathon training doesn’t officially start until January 14th,  but I am in serious need of getting my base miles up again.  My asthma has been off the charts bad lately, so that should be fun, but it will feel great to get back into the swing of things.  Tomorrow, it will just be an easy 2 miles, and I will just keep it moving from there.

I also need to clean up my eating a little bit again.  Work was so crazy the past few weeks and I was so stressed, I sort of got into the habit of eating whatever was in front of me.  It is no wonder I haven’t felt very well lately.  All in all, I feel like I need a complete overhaul.

In related news, my dad was admitted to the hospital last night with numbness and chest pain.  He had a heart attack 11 years ago, and has numerous stents in his heart.  A few years back, his doctor told him he had to go vegan for his health because all of his medications were starting to have adverse effects on his body.  Sure enough, within a few months, all of his “numbers” improved.  Because he was getting better, his doctor allowed him to reintroduce foods into his diet.  3 years later, and a 24 hour visit to the ER, his doctor once again has told him to clean up his act.

Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer of all kinds, all run in my family.  I am so thankful that my dad got this cosmic reminder as opposed to a heart attack, and I also take it as a reminder that I am still young enough to do my best to avoid these sorts of health issues in the future.

So, I am kicking my own ass into gear, and getting a head-start on my resolutions:

1. Run 2 marathons

2. Eat clean

3. Remember that I deserve to treat myself well.  I deserve to fuel my body with good food and reward myself with an active lifestyle.

I am worth it.

You all are too 🙂

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Let’s talk lame duck and workouts, shall we?

So here we are, staying late at the office, all thanks to lame duck. 

I don’t mind, I really don’t, because it is exciting, and stressful, and frustrating, and unpredictable.  I just really enjoy it.  I am sure I would feel very differently if I was one of my legislative coordinators down there at the Capitol, but it can be pretty cool from where I sit.

To deal with all of this stress, I have been very good about my workouts. I had a great strength/lifting session yesterday, a killer metabolic conditioning session today, and am about to initiate my training plan for my first half-marathon next year (Martian Half-Marathon in Dearborn, MI).

So, on we move, with workouts and the unpredictability of lame duck… right now, craziness and soreness is being soothed by a nice beer.

Gotta love it 🙂

 

Off to the gym:

For what I am sure will be a killer workout.

I am trying very hard not to be down on myself and negative, but I am struggling with it.  There are times when I absolutely let my unhappiness with my weight dictate my mood.

A great workout will help, and another day of healthy eating.  Frustration no more for today!

Hope everyone has a great weekend.  At some point this weekend when I semi-get-my-life-together, I hope to update and join the masses in stating something I am thankful for each day… so I have some catch up to do.

Happy Satruday!  Go Green!

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Yeah, November!

I am happy to report that I am 100% on November workouts so far.

Nevermind that it is only the 2nd… 100% is 100%, and I have all of my workouts scheduled for the entire month.  I just need to work my runs in there and still pick my next race (other than the Turkey Trot 5k).

Hope everyone is having a great Friday, and happy November!

P.s. I think I managed only 1 goal in October, and that was to not weigh in… high five