It's almost been two weeks since I last posted so I thought I should post something. The problem is, I haven't been running. Recent vacations in August and a husband who is traveling this week has made finding the time to run when I have two young children at home a little difficult to do.
One of my goals this year was to lose the pregnancy weight by Labor Day. Well, Labor Day has come and gone and I still have some extra pounds hanging around. Ten to fifteen extra pounds. I gained a lot during my first pregnancy and swore up and down that I wouldn't do it again but then I became uncomfortable during those later months, had some issues with the pregnancy that prevented me from exercising, and the hot fudge sundaes and pizzas really did make me feel better! Anyway, the baby is now four months old and I've decided to really get at this weight problem. My strategy besides severely changing my diet and how much food I eat?
1.) Hit the gym. I received a membership offer from Bally's (gym) today via e-mail that is pretty good - one year for $99. That's it, nothing more. I was a member for years, but the last two years of my membership I probably actually went to the gym twice. I'm not kidding. I was working full-time, fixing up an old house, dealing with infertility and just didn't have the time or motivation to go. I'm guessing this is why the great offer has been extended. They see it as easy money since who could pass up the deal and I won't go anyway. But this is where they are wrong. I'm signing up and I'm going.
2.) Yoga. I'm going to start taking Bikram Yoga twice a week at my neighborhood studio. I loved it in the past and am looking forward to starting again. My first practice will be this weekend.
3.) Purchase a treadmill. Any recommendations?
4.) Register for a marathon. I've been talking about Eugene (OR) in 2008 and I just need to do it. I've mapped out a training plan and am now, as of right this minute, signed up to run it.
What are your goals - running or otherwise?