I need more sparkle.

Leading up to my half marathon, I was so incredibly diligent with staying very strict with eating during the week and drinking only selective alcoholic beverages on the weekends. You know, staying away from the ones with all the calories and sticking to the clear ones instead.


I've been on a bit of a hiatus, especially over the past three weeks. My five day yoga/running/crossfit workouts have slipped to four then to two and I am feeling a major difference. All over.

My body is a bit more sluggish, my skin is slightly suffering, I don't feel as energetic as I previously have (and I have some serious energy, people) and it's easier to make bad food choices for some reason when I'm not hitting the gym as hard. An afternoon Pepsi? Pop tarts for breakfast from the vending machine? This is SO not me.

My friend's new shirt. As she says, "you can't slack in that shirt."

With the summer slowly winding down over the next month and in prep for my European adventure in 34 days, it's back to focusing on getting on schedule with my workouts and clean eating like something fierce.

Am I going to beat myself up for falling off the wagon? Hell no.

Am I going to stop going out? Hell no.

Am I going to be better at balancing? Hell yes.

In June, I made some serious progress with my trainer and friend Shelley with her Pure Shelley training program with crossfitting twice a week with two days of running and one yoga class. I saw a difference (total inches to be posted in another month), learned so much from her about how I need to increase my intensity and can't lose that feeling because of a few weeks of being slightly off track.

No way, Jose.

Isn't that the truth?

It's time to get back on the damn track.

Here I go.


Beth @ CraveableCleveland said...

It's a tricky balance to keep having fun while feeling your best. But vacation is always more fun when you enter into it feeling great. Best of luck to you with getting back on track - I'm sure you'll be back to good in no time!

Heather said...

You stole the words right out of my mouth. This is my post for tonight!
It's been a fun 3 weeks, but I'm feeling it......
We can do this!

alexa @clevelandsaplum said...

you're allowed to slack for a hot second as long as you get back in the saddle.

summer has taken a toll on my diet - it's so hard with our social calendars!

i'm switching to only drinking one day a week on top of my WW and working out and i hope it makes a difference, STAT.

Fizzgig said...

go girl!! i so feel you on this...i've been seriously slacking for my half marathon in 4 weeks, and this week I had to put the smack down on myself!

you'll do fabulous, and the feeling you have at the end of that half makes all the sacrifices SO worth it!!

wearingmascara said...

Falling off the wagon is the worst but I know you can get back on. I've been slacking for way too long as well. We can do this!

TaraMetBlog said...

Best of luck with your goals! I couldn't do a half marathon so good for you in the first place!

That image/quote is soo true.

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Get it girl. We all fall off the wagon but not everyone gets back on. You got this!

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