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