september goals….

Dear diary,

It’s September now – a new month, and thus new goals.  I’m of the opinion that if something is working for you, then don’t change it. If it isn’t working, then you need to make changes.

Last month I shared that my ultimate goal was to lose weight for my trip to Punta Cana next April.  I shared my plan for how I was going to work to accomplish that goal in this post. So far my plan is working.  I’m down 4 lbs and 2% body fat.  Making wise food choices is getting easier, and I’m excited about the progress I’m making, even the progress that no one else can see.

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finding my fitness mojo…

Dear Diary,

I am so very excited to report that I’ve FINALLY found something that has been lost for a LOOOONNG time… My fitness mojo! I shared with you a few weeks ago that my goal this month was to do two strength classes/week and to run 4 times/week for the whole month. Would you believe that thus far I’ve been meeting those goals?  Yippeee!!!

It feels really good to fill my Instagram with smiling, happy running pics:

Dropped Brooke off for her softball tournament then snuck off to explore Lake Ontario waterfront trail in Oakville. Brooke's team warmed up for their game & I got a shake out run for tomorrow's Iron Girl triathlon. #timemanagement #softballmom #runningmom

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august goals….

Dear Diary,

Today while I was out for a run I started thinking about where I am now with my running, both physically and mentally. As I mentioned in my “hello…” post, most runs lately have been a struggle for me physically, and therefore they leave me feeling down on myself and defeated instead of elated like running used to do for me in the past. I’ve been trying to readjust my expectations for my runs and breaking up my runs with scheduled walk breaks, as opposed to the unscheduled walk breaks I was taking before. Over the past year I’ve been stopping to walk in my runs because “OMG – I just can’t do this anymore” and “OMG – I’m so slow”.  I want to re-learn how to push myself to run through my self doubts.  This is the first time I’ve tried to make a running comeback that wasn’t due to pregnancy or a major injury, and wow, this sure is hard!

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