This month has not been kind. I have made some pretty poor choices and they kicked me in the butt. I am attempting to make May the exact opposite and work towards a better me. I think that the trip to Italy in a few weeks will aide in this, or it will make it worse if I come back 20 pounds heavier (That’s not the goal).
I felt pretty good about myself this week so far (well Monday and Tuesday at least). I did Yoga Inferno via Jillian Michaels on Monday and my abs are still screaming. Well, my abs that are underneath my pooch and stomach flab, they are screaming. The fat is just like “I look weird when you do planks”.
Yesterday I ran on the dreadmill and managed to eek out 3 miles. I figured that after not running for a week I’d be fresh and good to go – hah. That never happens.
I’m still bummed about the Nike Half Marathon. Like really bummed. If I think about it long enough I actually tear up a bit. I hate that my stupidity made that happen.
But on to the good things this month:
- I am blessed with a great group at school for our final project. It has gone swimmingly.
- The big milestone meeting at work went well – in my mind – and everyone seemed to exit the room at least with a hint that we are on the right track. Plus my slides were almost perfect. No complaints from management for the most part.
- I hung out with a friend from work (Forcing friendship!) in order to break out of my constant shell of just watching Netflix (although, there is nothing wrong with that).
- I ran a 10 miler on the 6th that although wasn’t my best time, was a great route and I had so much fun.
- I’m finishing up 1 of 2 classes today for my masters – and my last in class session for this program. It’s scary to think that I will have a higher education degree soon. The idea of a PhD is getting closer and closer.
- We found and decided on getting another dog who will be coming home this weekend! I’ll post pictures!
I am attempting to focus on the positive, and while that will be an interesting change of pace… I think it’s doable.
- Exercise in some way shape or form 5 days a week (Italy time will consist of walking everywhere… so that shouldn’t be hard. Debating on buying a fitbit to measure all that)
- Be more aware of what I am eating and make better choices (it’s hard to measure this, yes, but I think just staying within my points will be sufficient)
- Lose Weight (Not a particular number, but I will weigh myself tomorrow, and will aim to be less than that come May 31)
- Be more positive at work (Hah. I think my coworkers will think I am on drugs, but oh well)
- Run the Mother’s Day 4-Miler and may be not PR but do your best.