Monday, March 22, 2010


I'm trying to pick myself up, shake off the (figurative) snow from the latest avalanche, and start climbing again. I want to face victory and the top of the mountain, instead of laying here feeling sorry for myself and focusing on my failure and defeat.

I'm tackling this mountain again with babysteps. One new step a week.

Last week, I took Babystep #1: I started the "Couch to 5K" running plan. I printed the plan, put it on the fridge, and wrote the race date on it. My favorite part is marking off each workout with a big x. I'm proud to say, the first three workouts are checked off.

Today, I began Babystep #2: Deal with my sugar addiction.

I'm going sugar free from now until Easter to get it out of my system. This week's focus will be getting through my sugar cravings and thinking about how to deal with this issue.

For breakfast, I had oatmeal sweetened with raisins instead of brown sugar and added a handful of peanuts for protein. Feeling great about it so far.

I'll begin Babystep #3 next week.

1 comment:

Lori said...

I need to get back to it as well. I had my first baby in mid jan. I didn't gain much weight with the baby but I did keep more of it than I wanted. Now 2 1/2 months later I still can't fit my regular clothes so I'm still wearing my maternity clothes which I'm starting to get embarrassed so I am going to be starting a diet soon too! I started the Couch to 5K plan before I got pregnant and loved it so I plan on starting that soon, and cooking at home. Those are my first 2 baby steps. Good luck!