I find it interesting that tidbits of information and inspiration find their way to me just when I need them. Yesterday afternoon, following the horrific swimsuit shopping experience, I was surfing through Facebook when the Anti-Jared, a blogger I follow, directed folks to Rebuilding Amy’s site. I’ve never read Amy before, but I gather she has lost an inspiring amount of weight, judging from her photos, but has struggled a bit as of late. She’s decided to create for herself a 100-day fitness challenge and she’s inviting readers to join her. Amy is starting her 100-day challenge tomorrow, June 7 and will celebrate 100 days on September 14. Hmmm. Assuming Amy’s got her math mojo on, if I start my own, renewed 100-day fitness emphasis on June 9, I’ll complete it on September 16, my 49th birthday.
I’ve already got the exercise part down. After all, I’m training for two triathlons and two half-marathons. But weight loss and fitness success is 80% nutrition and lately, even though I continue to abstain from addictive substances, I’ve been a little lax in the food plan department. It’s time to reign it in.
I can assure you I won’t be gorging until June 9, but beginning that day I’m going to participate in Pam’s 100 Days of the South Beach Diet/combined with the clean eating lifestyle. I won’t post every day but I will check in regularly even if it’s only to report on how South Beach is going. And I’ll continue to bore you with my training notes either via blog posts or my Twitter feeds.
Speaking of boring training notes: I slowly ran 8 miles this morning. It was so humid outside, I’m still feeling the effects of it. But I feel grateful to have covered the distance. One of my goals after finishing April’s Country Music Half Marathon is to stay “half-marathon ready.” By that I mean I want to continue doing a weekly long run (between 8 and 12 miles) so that I wouldn’t have to begin at “ground zero” when it’s time to officially begin working the training schedule.
So, thanks to Anti-Jared for directing me to Amy’s site. And thanks to Amy who’s 100-day idea I’m tweaking to meet my own needs. I”ll be cheering you on.