I’ve been on many fitness journeys since I began this blog. In college, I woke up at 5:00 a.m. nearly every morning and forced myself to go to the gym. I looked great, I felt great (if not a little tired), but looking back I also recognize that it was a bit of an obsession.
“A bit of an obsession?” I can hear my former roommate laughing at that understatement.
After graduation, I was thrown into a job that worked me long hours and left me exhausted. The obsession quickly deteriorated, and I was lucky to get in a couple of workouts per week. No longer was I the dutiful daily exerciser. You can probably guess what happened next.
I put on a few pounds, felt generally lethargic and hated every minute.
Since I made the leap and began working for myself, I’ve been able to make exercise more of a priority again. But I’m no longer the girl who forces herself to workout on 4-5 hours sleep. The “obsessive” part of me never came back, and I’m a lot happier for it. I’ve realized that in order to truly enjoy my life, I need to give myself permission to occasionally skip a workout in favor of curling up with a good book or wonderful husband – and (always) a glass of wine.
There’s always tomorrow. Thanks to these great workout challenges, it’s easy to get back on track. Hopefully they will help inspire you and your fitness goals, whatever they may be!
Current Training Plan
These workouts are based off of others I found in magazines.
Video: P90X – 90 Days Later
- November 16, 2008: Special Olympics Fall 5K
- April 19, 2009: Special Olympics Spring 5K
- September 27, 2009: Susan G. Komen 10K
- May 16, 2010: SELF Workout in the Park
- August 7, 2010: BlogHer 5K: New York City
- January 16, 2011: Phoenix Half Marathon
- February 28, 2011: Hustle Up the Hancock: Take One
- August 12, 2011: BlogHer 5K: San Diego
- October 16, 2011: A “Grand” First Year Anniversary
- February 26, 2012: Hustle Up the Hancock: Take Two