Hello there, blogosphere!
Yes, I took some time off from writing last week. I’m trying to figure out how much I should write, when, about what… and get my body back too.
Since this whole vitamin deficiency thing has been happening for the last 8 weeks or so, I really have been off my game. Now that my running season is over, it’s time to start again and be smart about it.
Six years ago I started running. I have never truly taken a break from that since.
Four years ago I started P90X and all the other Beachbody programs I’ve done since. Never really taken more than a few days, definitely not more than a week off since I started.
Other than my 2-3 runs per week, I haven’t done a regular workout routine in almost 2 months. I’m SO ready to start that again! I miss my workouts!
Since my body is still healing and I’ve lost a good bit of strength, I figured the best thing I could do right now is NOT just jump into something too intense. I need to get back on track the RIGHT way!
I did PiYo when it came out a couple years ago and it was AWESOME! I loved how it really helped my running, but I also saw more strength changes than I was expecting. I know it’s lower impact and involves modifications should I need them (and I will for a while, I’m really out of shape!) and that Chalene is super motivating!
So, I’m dusting it off and starting over! Today was day one. It’s an eight week program, should I need the whole thing again. If things change in the next few weeks, I may abandon it and go back to something else, but for today I’m staying the course. I can see that my body needs this, so I’m trying to listen!
In the meantime, I want to encourage anyone who has been struggling to start again to just do it! Take stock of what your body and your mind needs (trust me, it’s a mind game most days!) and start! The hardest part is starting… once you get the routine down it becomes much easier.
Today I started again. I’m figuring out where I am physically, mentally… even emotionally.
I don’t expect it to be easy. But I know what I’m capable of, and I will reach my goals. Doing otherwise is not acceptable. It’s just not!
If you need accountability, I’m here for you. I could use some myself!!!! Let’s do this together!