Changing it up

Over the past couple months of marathon training I’ve gone back and forth about my schedule for 2016. What did I want to do? What did I want to focus on? Did I have any goals or anything?

I’ve been trying to lose weight on and off now for a while. In the last 5 years I’ve put on 40lbs. Can I say typing that just now is hard. Who wants to admit that they were running and doing triathlons and put ON weight instead of taking it off? I want my health to take a priority in 2016. I’ve been so focused on running and tri goals that I wasn’t paying attention.

With that in mind, I’ve parted ways with my running coach after Disney Marathon weekend and will be focusing on me. Ok well I guess that is weird to say cause a running goal and coaches are a personal thing. What I mean is I’m not setting a running goal.

After a long internet search and some chatting I found a local trainer. We talked about meal planning, cardio, and strength training. We’ve already started learning the basics and working on the meal planning and all that jazz!

I’ll be working on the weight loss while still having the ability to join my friends for some local runs…for fun! No goals, no paces, not responsibility to running!

What are your plans/goals for 2016??

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3 thoughts on “Changing it up

  1. Running Not Racing says:

    Great questions. Has some of your weigh gain been in muscle? There is more to health, fitness and body shape than just the number on the scale, and I say that as someone who has lost 50lbs. One of my Goals for 2016 is my first half marathon, but also without gaining weight so I will use weight training for cross training and make sure my running includes at least 1 interval or tempo run each week to keep my metabolism on its toes

    • triandtrue says:

      Totally agree. I’m not so worried about the number on the scale as I am about the extra fluffiness around the middle! I’m good with dropping some inches even if the scale goes up!

      • Running Not Racing says:

        Yes, I too use waist measurement as my guide. I am fascinated how dif types of running affects it. Adding interval, tempo and run/walks which were really long intervals really shifted my own fluff. Good luck

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