The 5k was on May 26th, so I sat on it for over a month. But it wasn't until I was essentially stood up that I said, "F-this. I'm going to go get my sweat on." I don't know if it's the Scorpio part of me or what but I often need to be angry, sad or some other intense emotion to kick-start my butt in motion. So here it is: heated yoga, every day I can get there, for one whole month. July 4th weekend will present a problem but I'll work around it.
Remember my sugar obsession? I've also curbed that since the Monday night stand-up. These last four days, I've ingested cereal for breakfast, salad for snack, pb&j and yogurt for lunch, apple as a snack and turkey cutlets with sauteed broccoli and carrots for dinner. This, plus biking everywhere I can, plus hot yoga equals (hopefully) a better attitude, a healthier body and who knows what else.
Portland Power Yoga was a corporate partner to Maine Audubon last year and all the employees could buy a month pass for $30 (one class alone costs $10!). I took advantage of this and completely transformed my body in one month. But it was also at the tail-end of the triathlon training season so perhaps it was a little of both. But even after I went back to eating the way I did, I didn't gain much weight! Hot yoga may suck while it's happening but just remember, "you will not be doing this pose forever." One of the teachers, Alex, said this to our class once last year during on particularly difficult pose. I expanded this phrase to my triathlons as I powered up mini mountains on the bike as well as my everyday life if something was going the way I wanted it to. YWNBDTF is the acronym I had engraved on my RoadID to inspire me as well as confuse paramedics should they find me in a ditch somewhere someday.
I am not the most content I've ever been but I will not be like this forever. IWNBLTF.