Once January hit I was determined to get back on the program. I got back in the pool, I tried to start my weight lifting regimen, rode the trainer sporadically, went to physical therapy for my foot, got fitted for new running shoes, TRIED to eat clean. At least I was making some effort but I found myself frequently derailed by work responsibilities, distracted by various issues on the home front, and surrounded by the "just this one time" crowd.
So here I am now, almost at the end of February, with my official tri-training schedule to begin in a month, and not anywhere NEAR where I should be in terms of fitness.
But that's all about to change.
Part of the problem was that I didn't have an "official" interim training plan. I find that I really do best when I have everything lined up each day. I can look at my calendar and know that tomorrow I have XYZ to do and I prep to do it. I am sitting down this afternoon and planning out the rest of the week - workouts and eating plan - and see where that takes me.
I've got to concentrate on losing that "holiday 8" that I put on before my training schedule starts. I may not take it off in one month, but I can at least make a dent.
Focus starts NOW!