Things are about to get heavy. Rather, they already have. It seems that I have been a little relaxed in my regimen this summer and my waist line is finally starting to notice. The jeans I bought that were about a size too big a few months ago are now fitting well, verging on getting tight. I usually don’t get too hung up on my weight, I rarely weigh myself, and I have a pretty decent body image. I try and make healthy choices, but I love food and I am never one to sacrifice. Life is for living and food is a big part of that, but I think I have to start making some changes to get things under control because lately I have been very uncomfortable with how I look.
I don’t really know where this weight gain is coming from, I have been running more than I usually do, and my food choices have not been perfect, but I never thought they were that bad. Perhaps I have been treating myself more than usual. Anyway, regardless of where the weight is coming from, I need to make some changes. Earlier this week when I went grocery shopping, I stocked up on tonnes of fruits and veggies and chicken. I will be making salads for lunch since I think part of the problem is the work cafeteria. There are great salads and healthy soup and sandwich options, but the hot chicken parm on a bun with fries and a salad always trumps cold turkey sandwiches!
I am also going to start a training plan with RunKeeper. I have been using this app for a while to track my outdoor runs, as well as my spin classes and even the hike I went on a few weeks ago with Mike and I LOVE it. Seriously. It tells me my distance, pace, maps my route, marks calories and even allows you to write little blurbs to remind you of how your workout was that day. It has optional social media and is incredibly user friendly. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great all purpose fitness app. The app also supplies training plans like couch to 5k and half marathon training. I am going to be doing the couch to 5k. Its probably going to be pretty easy for me as I usually run 3-4k, but for me its more about having a schedule and sticking to it. I’m hoping that this running schedule combined with a yoga class or two throughout the week will help combat some of the chub I’ve been seeing lately.
So wish me luck! Hopefully, I will start feeling more like myself in a few weeks.