I'm giving myself grace.
Am I disappointed? Yeah. But the truth is, before Thanksgiving I got sick, and it was two weeks before I was able to really work out again. So by the time I was able to get back on track, the holiday season was in full swing. Parties took precedence over training runs. Meeting girlfriends for a cocktail meant I wasn't necessarily tracking my intake. I got on the scale last week and it was pissed.
But it's okay. I know how it got there; I know how to take it off. And I'm honestly considering not worrying about it at all, because maybe what I need to do is gain muscle and quit concerning myself with the weight at all.
So this year, I have three goals:
- One half marathon, in April.
- Yoga teacher training (which scares the piss out of me and has me SO EXCITED at the same time), running February - June.
- Three triathlons (the same three as last year - Esprit de She, IronGirl, and the biggie - Chicago, at the end of summer).
Training for the half begins in earnest tomorrow. Tri training shortly after that. And yoga teacher training will be an ongoing pursuit, every Saturday for the front half of the year.
I'm not going to be crazy about logging calories (although I will do my best to eat wisely.) I'm not going to kill myself to get workouts in (because I don't exercise; I train). And I'm not going to give in to the shoulda/coulda/woulda that often comes with not taking the best care of myself. No, I'm just not going there. I'm simply going to take each day as it comes, doing the best I can. And I'll try to be a little better at updating the blog, because it really does help me to stay honest.