Happy Friday friends!!
Let me just put this all out there in the first sentence–I fell off the “wagon” pretty hard the last few weeks. The motivation was simply not there to eat right or even exercise the way that I needed to. Assisting with the planning of the funeral, going through my son have surgery, actually experiencing the funeral then a few days later taking the kids to Disney World.
It’s been a heckuva 3 weeks.
I fell right into old habits because honestly I didn’t have the effort in me to do the extra work required with weight loss. We ordered food in, a lot. Especially on those days when my brain felt so foggy that executing a recipe seemed almost impossible. I was semi-conscious of my calorie intake but not all the way zoned in.
Re entry is hard. I had to figure out how to reel in my eating, my exercise and especially my mental state. I gained weight back–not sure how much, but I can feel I did. It’s super frustrating because I was doing so well for so long and this came and flipped me upside down.
I don’t blame myself for not eating right or ordering take out. I really don’t. I did whatever I had to do to keep me sane during a very insane, surreal time. I will simply need to work harder to get back on track.
Monday: I went back to RowHouseNYC and it was so great. Seems like every time I go to this class I get a little bit better and the class gets harder. 45 minutes of rowing is no easy business and for the last 10 minutes of class we have one minute intervals of all out rowing. I was working so hard that I was pretty sure I was going to puke at the end (happy I didn’t!).
Wednesday: I went on my first run in over two weeks. I ran three very sweaty miles on lead legs during my lunch break. This had been my first run since my 10 miler the day before my grandmother passed.
Thursday: Fit Factory — I tried a new class that my friend Lucy had been raving about and about halfway through I was pretty sure this was end of our friendship. It was SO hard! It was a mixture of cardio and strength training and there was a never a time when we did a move without a weight in our hands. You know I’ve been to a lot of classes but never one like this! I was NOT ready!!
On Saturday I have a 10k to run, this is my second time running the UAE 10k and honestly I know it won’t be easy. As tough as the hills are I DO love running in Central Park because it brings me peace. Spending the majority of my marathon training there last year, Central Park has become a small piece of me that has seen me at my worst and at my best.
Next week I will be running the AirBNB Brooklyn Half. It’s so hard to believe that it’s here…already. This training season, pretty much all of 2016…has been pretty bad. I am however looking forward to once again volunteering at the Pre-party at Brooklyn Bridge so look out for me if you are going!