Moving right along....Courtney is hosting another Diet Bet! This is something really cool to check out if you don't already know what it is. Basically each participant contributes $35 to the "pot" and weighs in with their starting weight. Then you have 4 weeks to lose 4% of your body weight. Anyone who doesn't lose 4% will lose their money, and those who actually do it will get to split the pot! It is up to $315 right now - go ahead and join now to raise the pot!
I didn't participate last time, I am super pumped about this one! I need something to keep me on track throughout all the crazy
So I cannot believe January is almost over (I almost hope all the months go this fast until we get to May). It flew by and I did not focus on my weight loss journey like I really wanted to. I just feel like the holidays got dragged out into a busy beginning of the year and it is frustrating to look back and think of all the progress I could have made. I did have some triumphs (running 5 miles for the first time) but it was mostly full of being "meh" about really being focusing on being healthy! I think something I need to focus on in February is making better use of my planner (for workout and meal planning, plus each healthy day gets a sticker) and less boozing. Seriously, it seems like because the world is cold and dark this time of year - all we ever do is drink our faces off each weekend! And then it takes like 3 days to recover, and then it's Thursday again! Vicious cycle y'all. Not to mention my birthday is this weekend (on Super Bowl Sunday - can you say beer-guzzling face-stuffing day of America?)
Anyway, that's my big plan. Diet Bet, more planning, less drankin, and lastly - HALF MARATHON TRAINING begins! My training plan (Hal Higdon Novice 2) has me beginning February 11 but I am going to keep trying to consistently run 3 miles at least a couple times a week until then. Hopefully I won't be so shell-shocked and get my ass kicked by the time Week 1 begins! I am so excited to see what my body is capable of and go through this journey with my sister and training buddy!
Thanks for reading and listening - I know a lot of us blog for the accountability and this was one of those posts! I said it out loud and now I must do it. Go kick your Tuesday in the ace!