After another winter of inactivity, I’m back to doing the C25K program again. SIGH!!! At least this time, it’s been very easy so far. I’ve even skipped weeks and parts of weeks to advance to where I am now. I didn’t think I’d need to start this up again as I was up to 6 miles when I last ran in November. But 3+ months off set me back. I tried to go out for a quick 2 mile run and I was hit with a rude awakening. So rather than push it or get frustrated, I decided to go back and ease my way back in. I don’t think it’ll be too long before getting back to 3 miles.
I gained about 5-6 pounds back. Which believe it or not I’m thrilled with. That’s nothing compared to what I yo-yo’d with previous years. I’m still 34 pounds lighter than I was 3 years ago. 24 pounds lighter than I was 2 years ago. And 19 pounds lighter than I was a year ago. This year should be a piece of cake.
I didn’t really falter on my diet up until about a month ago. I was holding steady despite my physical inactivity. But sure enough I started to slip here and there. It’s amazing how easy it was to maintain, yet a few bad days stringed together threw me on a course that is hard now to correct. Luckily it didn’t get too bad. I’ve done worse…
I’m now deciding what a good goal is. Should I try to lose more weight, do more resistance training, both? Suddenly getting back to the most physically fit weight of my lifetime (“my playing days”) is very achievable.