Needless to say, the PBA mentioned in the prior post has been the victor over me throughout the past few months. I will give credit (definitely not all or even half) to a fairly hectic fall work schedule. I will also give credit (again, not all or not even half) to boot camp being off the table these days due to an ever-thinning wallet. I cancelled my cable in an effort to spend less time on my couch, but it doesn't seem to help much. I run and bike once or twice a week, but the constant stops at the drive-through window before and during work seem to be slowing me down, while also defeating the purpose of saving that $100/month from the cable bill I no longer have. My energy is pretty zapped, as is my desire to go out and have a genuine good time. This isn't who I am, nor who I want to be. I want to get back to kicking ass like this. I felt so physically great at that time and was pretty on top of the world mentally as well. I miss that girl.
Presently, I am out of town visiting my oh-so-amazing boyfriend aka Mr. On-the-Go Motivational Man. He's worked to beat my rut with a bit of hiking, dancing, and hoofing it around this extremely hilly town. Tomorrow, he promises a scenic bike ride or run. It all helps clear my head and it is in these moments (among several others) that I realize just how wonderful he is to me and why I love him so. I really do feel he helps bring out the best in me.
Alas, in 48 hours I will be back to reality of the now common solo time that this long-distance relationship has bestowed upon me. What am I going to do to keep myself accountable and sane and in the direction to get back on the track to healthy, happy, Fancy Mabel? After all, I know as well as anyone that at the end of the day, the only person who can help me be my best is the girl typing this blog entry. I suppose it is best to start with public goals. If I write it, and you read it, I certainly must follow through right?
- Food Log--write down everything that goes into this purty little mouth of mine!
- Exercise--two hours a week (four mornings/evenings) minimum
- Tame the Drinking Habit--two days of beverage privileges per week.
- Bedtime Ritual--reading writing nightly prior to falling asleep IN BED (not on the couch with the Netflix)!
- Blog it Out--two entries per week, for accountability's sake.