new season, new beginnings

20 situps
20 air squats
20 slam balls
10 minute cap, burpees until finish (5 completed)

2 mile run (20:34, 10:17 pace)

3.1 mile team run/walk (about 45 minutes)


Since moving to Fort Campbell I’ve kind of fallen off the wagon. Shocker.
I’d like to reason and say my diet hasn’t been too awful and to be fair it was worse pre-“lifestyle change”. You know, back when I drank Diet Coke like it was going out of style and survived on sodium-heavy Lean Cuisines and 100-calorie packs of Oreos. Back when CrossFit wasn’t even a thing and I couldn’t run a mile without stopping. You know, those days.
Let’s be clear. I never want to be back there and I’m disappointed in myself.
My pants are tighter.
The scale doesn’t lie.
It’s time to fix this now.
Fifteen pounds gained since my wedding day. Nine of which were gained in the past four months here at Campbell.
Being the foodies we are, J and I have sampled a lot of the “local” cuisine. I say that loosely given that most of the local cuisine here is for some reason ethnic food. No complaints on my part but that’s strange, right? Never seen so many Korean restaurants in my life outside of 33rd Street in Manhattan.
Anyway, a little basmati at the MOST. AMAZING. Indian restaurant ever, strawberry cupcakes from a local bakery that taste like God-sent ice cream and sushi rice. Lots and lots of it. Occasionally deep fried. Gah.
In between all of that we’ve stll been eating clean at home but the eating free for all while out has to end now. Back to almond meal, no processed food and out with the grains because IT’S GOOD FOR ME DAMN IT!
I need more 80/20 and less 50/50. 50/50 makes you not fit in your pants and that’s no fun for anyone.
So, the plan?
Wednesday’s cool morning run (spoiler: I started half mary training again) sparked the beginning of a new beginning.
It starts again now.
Nothing keeps me on track like a training plan and a new goal to work toward so I’ve officially started training for the Nashville Half Marathon on Nov. 9.
halfmaryI’ve already been running three times a week for a few months now so the training shouldn’t be too awful. Famous last words? I’ll let you know how I feel after that first double digit miler.
I’ve cut the crap out of the fridge and I’m down five pounds this week. I’d say that’s progress.

Any encouraging words of advice? What do you do when you slip? Are you training for any fall races? Tell me about them in the comments.

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