Saturday, March 30, 2013

I Have Fallen!

I am not sure what I was expecting really.  After being fairly lazy (that is the nice way of putting it) for the better part of the last year, I have had a terrible time running these past couple of days!  I don't think I have ever been in worse shape in my life.  Sadly, in the best interest of my running health I think I must start slower than I have ever started before.

Previously most of my breaks were over a one month period, so I was able to get back into the grove of running 3 miles or so every other day.  This time however, I am stuck running around 2 or less.  That just makes me feel terrible!  I am so determined to get my base fitness level back now, more than ever before.  I just need to keep my head up and stay consistent.

I know then next couple months will be rough, but I think I will set a goal of running the firecracker 5k again!  I am already looking forward to training for this race, and I think if I do it correctly, I can beat my time (24: 25) from two years ago.  Anything below that will surely be a victory!

Until then I just need to remember that it is all about the consistency.  Consistency, consistency, consistency!
Wish me luck!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Living Healthy: Take Two

My life has been a whirlwind lately, and not in a good way.  Since my last post, I have actually moved out on my own, and my health has dropped tremendously!  I could blame it on college, or because they way I have been living is "easier"  but in all honesty it comes down to the fact that I have just been lazy.  Its plain and simple.  To correct this, I have challenged myself to live healthy for an entire year, and hopefully at the end I will just do it naturally.  I need to start first with my diet!

Food!  In my opinion this is the easiest thing to forget about when working on improving my body.  It is easy enough to just say that what I am eating is good enough.  It becomes even worse when I am tight on time, and just decide to eat fast food.  Since August, fast food has been my diet and it has been terrible.  I am 21, I should be in the best shape of my life!  In reality I am in terrible shape, even if I don't look like it on the outside.  I guess that is one of the downsides to not putting on weight from eating junk!  

I also realized that I have set my goals to high!  I need to set reasonable goals, that I can achieve even with a busy schedule.  I will think about those goals more tonight, and post them tomorrow.  Until then, I can start researching different diets and also post about them here!  My goal for this blog is to become a resource and an inspiration to others in the same situation.  If you want to improve yourself as well, stick with me and we can do it together!  

First things first, time to cut out all alcohol and energy drinks.  Not only will that be a good start, but it will save me money too! 

Anyways, if you have any advice or tips, let me know!