Lately, I've been singing "Tomorrow, tomorrow" about two things:
- Strength training and stretching (two for the price of one!) and
- Better food choices
So, I skip the weights and eat more Taco Bell or eat half my calories by mid-morning or buy fried things for lunch instead of eating the delicious, healthy food I brought.
I'm beginning to notice that my running is suffering, body parts that were firm are becoming jiggly, and my weight loss has not just stopped, I think I've put a few pounds back on. The weight gain hasn't been drastic but it's noticeable and I can't continue blaming it on hormone fluctuations, as I'd like to. Since I could still healthily lose at least 40 more pounds, I would prefer to avoid re-gaining pounds I've already shed.
Until my race on Labor Day weekend, I am going to focus on reintegrating non-running activities, particularly weights, yoga, and Pilates, back into my workout regimen. At that point, I plan to have a routine in place that's working well enough that I can shift my focus to better food choices.
Two things will help me combat my mad procrastination skillz:
- A plan
Accountability: Since I'm blogging every day, I will end each post with a true confession about my workout, starting today. I might also post on Twitter. If I start to slack or make excuses, give me hell!
Today's workout:12 flights of stairs (the elevators are out at work), 25 minutes walking, Jackie Warner's 30-Day Quick Start upper body, StrengthRunning's ITB Rehab and Core Workout.
By the way, I would love any recommendations for functional strength training routines. I have found a lot in books but still haven't discovered any on video. Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough. Help!