I didn't make any real resolutions this year. Let's face it; after last years seemingly impossible one accomplished, everything else is too small... Or so I thought.
I'm currently in new territory here, folks. What happens after reaching such a high that's buoyed me for the past few months? I came crashing back down. I hit a low. A real low. Along with the self-congratulatory indulgences came the reality of the situation at hand. I completely stopped exercising. I took my allowances of chocolate and eating carbs way too far. And all that wonderful weight that left me came back with a vengeance. I hopped on the scale today and cringed. My weight is now heavier than pre-marathon training. I've developed this donut in the middle from being at the desk the entire day. And what I didn't even realize is that I've lost out on two hours of traveling time. Commuting time that gets me walking to the train station blocks away, then blocks again when I transfer to make my way midtown. Rush hour helped me maintain my weight. But now that my office is literally steps from my bed. I'm feeling a bit lost. Yep, new territory indeed.
Today I went on the step machine for 15 minutes before I went to the "office." I'm going to break for a few more 15 throughout the day. Manageable chunks that I can handle in between the work day. Yesterday I did chair dips and for my triceps, and today I did planks. I'm also going to run to the post office later, and take a scenic route home so I can get in at least a couple miles.
I thought making the transition to working at home would be a lot easier than this. Now I realize I have to make it work for my body as much as I can.
Oh, and by the way, I'm going to make it official. I will be running in this year's marathon.