After a fun, white trash-inspired, alcohol- and calorie-filled Fourth of July,
(did I mention we made a slip-n-slide?), Boyfriend and I have realized we really need to work on being healthy. In a little over a week, we’re running the Color Run with Big Sister and Brother-in-Law, and although I’ve completed a half-marathon, I’ve so not been training for such a long time, running 3.1 miles will be a stretch for me at this juncture.
It’s really sad how long it takes to work up to running, and how quickly it goes away. (Perhaps if I became an all-weather runner, that wouldn’t be a problem…)
So we’re taking the steps to focus on becoming uber healthy. Boyfriend’s stopping drinking (I’m taking a 30-day hiatus, but I’m not sure I’m ready for a complete stop. Hey, I like wine.), we’re doing P90X (the X really is for “extreme.” Ouch.), we’re running three times a week – and even have a little running club with some friends – and we’re focusing on eating healthier, better and together each night.
So here’s the Day 1 shot:
But we’re not stopping there – we’ve recommitted to going to church each week, and we’re spending more time together in general. Less TV, more books and talking. Taking Preston on walks and generally enjoying each others’ company.
It sounds like a lot – it’s a little intimidating, I have to admit. But it’s a hell of a lot easier to take on when we do it together, I’ve already noticed. (And we’re just a few days in.)
So, dear readers, I need your help! Give me your go-to healthy recipes (fish or vegetarian only, please), motivational tips, general advice – whatever keeps you going that could help keep us going.
And wish us luck.