Hey guys! This is my Mamavation Monday post for March 26, 2012.
On Saturday I read a great post by my friend Harold at the blog A Veteran Runnah that really struck home for me. In it he writes about his decision last year to stop roller coasting (roller coastering?) with his health and weight. I’d be a liar if I said that I wasn’t riding a roller coaster too.
I’m ready to stop roller coasting.
(I’m sure I don’t have to explain what that means.)
We all do it – me included. Something happens in our lives – maybe someone makes a negative comment about our size/weight/health etc, maybe we see a less than flattering picture of ourselves, and we think – man, I need to eat better, exercise more etc. Then we go hardcore for a while – maybe we succeed in losing some weight, maybe we get healthier, maybe it only lasts a week, maybe it lasts longer – either way we eventually stop.
Well guess what? I’m ready to STOP doing that to myself!
Like I’ve done so many times in the past, I trained and trained and trained for a race. This time it was the Chilly Half Marathon. I trained, got into peak shape, I kicked ass, then plebbbhhh… I’ve barely done anything since. Yes, I was sick this past week, but now I’m feeling better (A LOT better actually – thank you antibiotics!!). So I’m ready to roll back down this little hill and get moving again.
Hmmmm… maybe that’s the secret? Instead of a flat smooth ride, maybe we can just flatten out our roller coasters? I don’t honestly believe I can make mine perfectly flat – there will always be some hills and setbacks, but maybe I can make the hills smaller? Like a kiddie coaster instead of the Kingda Ka Coaster* at Six Flags Great Adventure?
So…. Instead of coming up with a kick butt workout plan, this week I’m going to focus on just doing small workouts everyday.
Monday: Spinning class
Tuesday: go for a walk on my lunch
Thursday: go for a walk on my lunch
Friday: Run 5k
I’ll also pack my lunch and pay a little bit more attention to the amount of sugar I eat (which seems to be my biggest down fall).
Will you join me in reducing the height of your roller coaster?
What’s your workout plan? What small food changes will you make?
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*Kingda Ka has the world’s tallest roller coaster in the world.