Lately, I’ve been the least motivated to move than I have in the past 15 years. I’ve found the living room sofa to be much more to my liking than at previous times in my life. A fluffy, cuddly pooch, the remote control, social media friends via smart phone, those Lip Sync Battle YouTube videos – honestly, who can blame me for drifting dangerously close to full fledged Couch Potato status?
I blame stress, I blame exhaustion, I blame Junior (aforementioned cuddly pooch), and I blame Disney bloggers and podcast hosts for making my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds much too interesting to ignore. Alas, I’m…a blob. Or a block. Yes, block would be most accurate. My waistline’s expanded, my muscles have become un-toned, and, while I’m still running, it’s at a mighty leisurely pace I should probably classify as “mosey”. Why am I telling you this? Accountability. I’ve got to do something other than make excuses (I’ve reached expert level!) and you guys will (hopefully) support me in my endeavor to get back on track! I don’t need much, a bit of sympathy, camaraderie, encouragement maybe?
This has been the strangest year – full of both happy, exciting events and heartbreakingly sad ones…in unprecedented numbers! The ups and downs have been a convenient way to keep from looking too closely at how I haven’t been focusing on healthy choices. Physical activity and clean eating were once top of mind! Justification for NOT exercising (as much) combined with increased indulgence in comfort foods has taken a toll! I’m sluggish, heavy, and disappointed. I deserve better than this. From me.
Many of you have been following along on my Disney adventures for almost two years. You’ve regularly offered your insights on the various topics I’ve thrown out for discussion. I’m hoping you’ll join me again now as I set out to meet some modest (but important) goals. Should you be inclined to set some goals of your own, I promise to cheer you on!
Between now and November 15th…
- I will lose 10 pounds (at least).
- I will be trained and ready to run my 7th half marathon on November 15th. (To prep for the Princess Half in February, 2016)
- I will add 10 minutes (or more) of resistance training to my workouts.
- I will run or bicycle no fewer than six days a week.
That’s it. I’ll keep you posted. If you decide to join me and want to share goals, swap progress reports, and be my fitness buddy, shout out to me over on Living a Disney Life’s Facebook page. I hope to see you there!