So, it's because of this, that I feel comfortable telling you something that I've just recently come to terms with.
Now, before you get all hoighty toighty and denial-y on me, let me explain... I realize that I'm probably average or just slightly fatter than average, but you see... I don't want to be average. I want to be lean and mean and all that jazz. And I know I can be disciplined, I know I can set goals and meet them... it's just... I love nachos. and pizza. and beer. and cookies. And by "love" I mean... "can't live without."
Remember my Summer of Amy Project???? Yeah, it's just sitting out there with one measly post, because you know what?? I never actually did anything about it. I got lazy. But, after perusing the zillion photos of me at my high school reunion last weekend... all I can think of is how fat I look.
Ugghhh... sooo out of shape looking.
What do I want to look like instead? Well, I'd take this body for sure:Photo courtesy of Athleta where you can order the outfit and tons of other cool clothes, as well as get a wonderful jolt of self-loathing from looking at their buff and fit models. Blah.
So, okay, that's probably not attainable... That girl looks like she spends 6 hours a day working out, but I think it's something to keep me motivated. Instead of getting crazy and setting one GI-NORMOUS goal, I'm going to baby step it. And the first baby step is...
Lose 10 pounds by Nov 8. (My marathon date for those of you keeping track). This shouldn't be too difficult, particularly since right now is like mega-mileage time in my training. But, I've got to do more than run... I've got to eat healthier and I've got to do some consistent strength training (ugghhh). And dropping 10 pounds by my marathon, will definitely help me out come actual race day.
Another way to achieve my goal is to take a break from dating for awhile. You wonder how that makes a difference? Well, when you're eating out 3-5 times a week... it's hard to find yummy healthy things on the menu, plus... it takes up extra time that could be spent working out.
So, here we go. I'm sticking to it this time and I'm expecting you guys to hold me accountable. I will try to post a "before" pic tomorrow and by Nov 8th, my first goal "after" pic will show me 10 pounds lighter. Woo hoo. I'm pumped.