I recently went back into my archives and searched out my goals for 2012. Normally, I’d have them plastered all over my walls, in my day timer and anywhere that I could think of. This year, with the arrival of Baby O in February, I was a bit more vague on what my goals were going to be for myself this year. Part of me was worried about the state of my physical and mental health after O, especially considering what I dealt with after Fit Boy was born. I didn’t want to have all these goals for myself that were unattainable in the event that I struggled mentally after O’s birth. I also didn’t want to leave nothing planned because that usually causes me to sit on my butt, picking my nose asking myself what’s next.
Reading over my goals, I have to admit, I was pretty proud of myself for putting the thought that I did into them and I have to say that all things considered, I’m doing pretty darn good at the midway point of the year.
So far, I’ve gotten back into running and kept to the plan that had me starting from scratch. I had planned to do a C25K plan but I ended up finding a 10k program that was very similar, only longer to do and that has worked very nicely for me to this point.
I’ve also achieved some speed along the way posting a 5k PR at 29:49 earlier this month. Right now, I’m registered for a 10 miler and a half marathon but not a 10k. Still looking for one but not going to sweat it at this point. Half marathon training starts July 1st after all!
My food has been good. Much better than I expected. I’ve been gradually shifting to a more plant-based diet and the small changes I’ve made have definitely agreed with me. When I’m eating well, I have more energy, I’m not dragging and everything seems to work more efficiently. I rely less on coffee to keep me going and more on water, which translates to better workouts and recovery. I have to say, I’m really enjoying vegan foods and every single one of the recipes I’ve tried have been amazing and easy to make. Even hubby has had trouble telling the difference between “regular” and vegan. Who knows, maybe we’ll be able to make a full switch over.
The year is only half done and I already feel like I am accomplishing, or on the road to accomplishing so much more than I ever thought possible. I’m very proud of myself and I have never felt better!
Upward and onward people!!