Last month, I started a journey (see original post here) to lose 10 pounds (or so) that I had regained last year. I was very gung-ho and strict initially. I was using My Fitness Pal to track my calories and activity, and I thought it just might work.
I was running like crazy, literally every day. I started the Runners World RunStreak the day before Thanksgiving and never took a day off from running. My streak lasted 76 days! I had a very busy race schedule, plus I got in some hikes with my friend - so activity level was great!
Here's the bad part...at some point I completely lost focus/motivation/willpower to keep going on the plan. I stopped caring, choosing to focus on all my races and maybe subconsciously rewarding myself for those efforts instead. So I'm basically back at square one. I lost a few pounds, but gained them back.
I'm doing Ragnar this weekend, so dieting won't be on my mind. I'll have plenty of time while I'm the van or running to get my plan in place to start losing pounds again. Summer is almost here (in Arizona) and you know that shorts are right around the corner! Next month's goal is 5 pounds.
Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!