I haven't been blogging and my Sparking has been slow...
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
But here I am and not too devastated from taking a couple of weeks off during the holidays... I only gained 1-2 lbs. But my plan was to hit it again on 1 January. I had the chance to really have some downtime over the holidays with several long weekend and shortened work weeks.
So, here we are on January 2nd and I ham doing well so far! I am anxious to see how I'll do on my first week back at it! I still feel like I'm being successful b/c I haven't regained but a couple of the pounds that I have lost since August.
I am fearful and excited about my next 5k at the end of next week. It's the 2nd in a series of 3 designed to help keep you motivated through the winter months. Luckily, we aren't having the coldest or nastiest winter here in Portland. So I should be fine. I managed to shave about 1:20 from my Turkeython race on Thanksgiving to my first Winter Series race in 15 December.... so maybe I can do even better! (They I have plans for a sushi lunch with friends who live on that side of town!!!!!!!!)
Life is good. I had a lovely holiday season, got to watch my daughter and her family open their gifts on video chat, which was so neat. We'll be seeing her and her hubby in April (15 weeks from now), she is divorced, so the grandkids will be with her ex that weekend.
Yesterday and today have been very sleepy days, despite my actually eating well and getting my exercise on... and drinking lots of water. Yesterday I wasn't even out of bed until noon (very unusual for me) and today I was up and working on time, but my eyes have felt like somebody threw sand into them repeatedly all day. Very annoying.
I have also started a new bullet journal for the new year to track my emotions and self care... including exercise and calories, etc. I love how I can just go kind of "zen" when I am creating new pages.
Happy New Year!!