Friday, January 8, 2016

I should tell you...

Hey there. It's been a while.

I had a couple of goals during the holiday break: run a lot and get used to morning workouts. I think I've succeeded.


I restarted 21 Day Fix on December 28. I then proceeded to continue eating and drinking whatever I wanted until January 2, so that first week wasn't super successful. But I'm back on track now.

I was taking a certain medication that was notorious for weight gain. I knew this but I still wasn't quite sure. My eating was out of control. I was bingeing daily and felt completely hopeless. So, I thought it was worth a try to get off the medication. I saw my doctor a few days before Christmas and we weaned me off over a period of 8 days and started a new medication. I can't believe the difference! I'm having no problem sticking to my "diet"! I've lost a couple of pounds. I just don't feel as out of control as I did. So that's a good thing. I'm very excited to finally make some progress with the weight loss.

I've kept up with the morning workouts. I set the alarm for 4 am and am usually out of bed by 4:15 or 4:30. My 2 year old, though, rarely lets me get up by myself. So, I bribe her with time on the Ipad so I can prep food and workout. So far it's working. I feel like I've got a pretty good habit going.


Running is actually (knock wood) going well. I decided several weeks ago to start a 5K training program using this app. For my short runs I've been using it (for my "long" runs I'm still doing the run 3/walk 2 intervals). I sped through the first few weeks but now that I'm back at work I'm pretty much doing 3 short runs with this app (which is what it has scheduled) and then a long run on Sundays. I just love how it tells me "Slow down and walk" or "Start running". And occasionally "Hey awesome runner!" And at the end it gives you the distance you covered with a motivational note.

 The semester is about to start, and I've decided not to take classes during the Spring semester. Part of it is the fact that we just can't afford it. But I also am pretty burned out and need a break. I'm excited because I'll have lots of time to read non-academic books and binge watch TV shows.


Another goal is to blog more often than once every three weeks. Let's see how that goes...

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