So remember how I posted last night that I was going to meet Ashley at the gym this morning?
I tweeted about it, too.
And then I slept just late enough that I wouldn’t be able to make it. I should have left by 6:15 to allow extra time for waiting for the subway and still make it there a few minutes before 7. I woke up at 6:10 and texted back and forth with Ashley. Sure, I could have taken a cab…but I guess I just didn’t want to go badly enough. Frustrated with myself, I snoozed so long that I overslept a little and even totally forgot to grab my oatmeal on the way out the door, so I bought some at work. (But brought my own Barney Butter.)
Lunch was a free (yay loyalty cards) soba salad.
Since the holidays, I’ve had a hard time getting motivated to work out. I’ve been busy, I’ve been sick, etc. I can make all the excuses I want, but the reality is that I just haven’t been making it a priority.
I have a black-tie function coming up on 3/5 and two half-marathons next month. It’s time to get serious, yo.
What does that mean?
- Sticking to my training schedule, which Lizzy so kindly redid for me. (But being okay with having to modify things, sometimes.)
- Cutting back on the booze.
- Cutting back on the bread and pasta.
- One yoga day a week.
- Two strength training days a week.
(Also, everything I wrote here.)
I’ve been feeling softer around the edges lately, which is definitely a result of too many treats and too many refined carbs in the past month or so. It’s also definitely a result of a lack of strength training lately, which I realized in the spin class I snuck in during lunch.
This is obvious, but…you feel stronger when you strength train. You also burn a ton more calories. The kind folks at K-Swiss sent over a snazzy pair of their Tubes sneakers as well as Jillian Michaels’ Six Week Six-Pack and Master Your Metabolism. I’m definitely going to incorporate the DVD into my schedule at least once a week, and I plan on looking at the book to see if there are any tips I can incorporate into my diet.
How do you switch things up when you start feeling a little soft around the edges?