You know, one of the very first things I packed in my suitcase for LA was my running shoes & workout clothes. You know how many times I used them while I was there…ZERO.
I seem to have slipped off the exercise wagon. I haven’t ran or worked out of any kind (minus some house cleaning and the tons of walking we did in LA) since the Saturday after my marathon.
At first I wasn’t working out because of my foot and a little injury acquired from the marathon. But now that injury seems to be cleared right up, yet….I’m still not running.
My gym membership is no longer active, yet I have a treadmill and an elliptical machine right in my damn bedroom, however…They are not being turned on.
I know this is just a phase. A phase that is completely normal and can come and go. But if there’s anything I’ve learned over the past 3+ years as a Weight Watcher member, it is that I have to be careful to not turn phases into habits.
A lot of people have been asking me what my race schedule looks like for 2012 and honestly, it looks empty and I plan to keep it that way for right now. BUT that’s not because I’m choosing to be a lazy couch potato again though. I had kind of fallen out of love with running and I felt like I was just running for all these races and not for myself. I want to get back to running for ME and only ME!!
So that is what I plan to do. Take small steps again and get back on the road and/or treadmill. Take the small steps to get my body moving again because I do not like how my body feels…sluggish, tired, weak. It’s amazing what just a couple of weeks off will do to you and your body. Also, I have to train myself mentally to get back into the routine and as many of you know, thats the hardest part. So feel free to yell at me and call me names to help push my ass off the couch.
So there’s my confession…I haven’t been exercising the past few weeks. I’m no priest (though I’m pretty sure I’m close to sainthood) but all I need is to get a run in this weekend to be saved.
**I just want to thank everyone again for all the nice comments, retweets, re-posts, likes and everything else about my online success story with Weight Watchers. It means SO much to me!! I feel so honored to have done that and I am SO proud of it. Also, I plan to do a little re-cap from my trip to California (of course, I have to leave out details about the commercial and what exactly I was doing out there for right now). At this moment I'm just trying to get adjusted back to East Coast time and getting everything back on track since I'm physically and mentally a little off whack.**