It’s that time of year again – the time right before we overindulge in amazing food and then vow to go on a diet on January 1. And if you’ve been following me for a while, you may have noticed that I have spent little time blogging about running (or other healthy ventures).
That’s because I’ve all but given up on running. Sure, I run a couple of miles here and there, but this time last year, I was training for my second full marathon of the year, and had already completed 3 half marathons – and several other races. This year? I’ve done a half marathon and three other small races (10k, 15k and a four-miler). It’s basically nothing compared to what I ran in 2009.
So when the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans proposed a new challenge – the Holiday Hoedown – I knew I wanted to get involved.
I don’t necessarily want to lose weight (although, that wouldn’t suck.) I do, however, want to maintain a healthier diet and get back into regular exercise. I want to run on a more consistent basis and still do other workouts. (My husband is a fan of p90x and I’ve worked out with him a few times – he loves it when we can work out together.)
Our two-person household began eliminating processed food and sugar from the house a few weeks ago. Our efforts were thwarted when family came to visit, and it became a challenge to keep up with, but we’re getting back on track. And now I have a team – the Tinsel Vixens – who are going to help keep me on the straight and narrow.
I love it. I have a plan, and I have people who can help keep me accountable. It’s going to be fabulous.
And you get to read all about it, if you choose. 🙂