A year ago, we had our 3rd storm in 10 days and still had 2 major storms ahead of us. We had gotten to January 24 thinking we were scott-free for the winter and far from it - it didn't hit 40 from January 24 to March 4 and even March was very cold and the last of the snow left our yard on April 14.
January was quite chilly, which was part of the reason I only ran 3 times (Jan 1, 3, 14) for a total of 12 miles. A couple of the mornings I wanted to run it was going to be in the single digits with wind chill.
But here we are. February. 1/2 way through. Even if there were storms, we know they wouldn't stick around. Yesterday was 60. Thursday morning it is supposed to be 50 at 5 am!!
My absence as of late has definitely been due to stress. Work stress, cleaning out my parents house stress, Patriots stress (don't have that anymore!), finishing our basement stress, excitement about our cruise, PMS (my PMS seems to get worse with age). So the last week or so has just been bad. I haven't gone to WW in the last couple of weeks. The first was because of a funeral, but I could have made it work. This past weekend was just because I didn't want to face the scale.
But once TOM starts, I am a different person. I don't even have to wait for it to be gone.
I have vowed not to buy lunch or drink soda - I love regular coke, but it makes me so bloated (in addition to being so bad for you!).
I have started having a Shakeology shake in the afternoon to try to fill me up and ward off the pre-dinner munchies. While I have loved getting the kids off the bus this school year, it has not been good for my waistline.
I really had plans to go running Sunday morning to try to end the month with a run, but I chose to sleep in, hopefully for the last time in a while because I plan on my WW Sat/ Long Run Sun routines.
But I DID run this morning!!! Only 3 miles, but it was a great way to start out the month. I am hoping I am back! The cruise is in less than 75 days and I really want to feel better about myself and getting rid of some of the belly fat will go a long way in doing that. I am actually going to try one of those 3 day cleanses in a couple of weeks - I will be home while the kids are on vacation, which in one way means more temptations, but seeing that I don't know how I will feel, it is best if I am at home - and I sure don't want to do it over a weekend! So I will do it 2/15 (post V-day!) - 2/17.