To say I’ve overindulged during the festive period would be an understatement. I don’t even dare stand on the scales because I’m worried about what I’m going to see.
I know that the natural solution would be to go on a diet, but I’m just no good at those. I usually enter myself into a race at around this time of year, not to race in now but one that doesn’t take place until the summer. It gives me something to aim for and keeps my fitness going through the rest of the winter.
The problem is this year, I have no idea how much training I’m going to manage to do because some days I’m lucky to get to bed at 2 am as it is, so fitting in race training just isn’t going to be possible.
So here is my solution; streaking.
Oh no, not that kind of streaking, I’m not taking my clothes off. These are my running clothes and I’m putting them on. If you are into health and fitness, you’ve probably heard of a run streak or an exercise streak.
So my aim for January is to exercise every day. Even on a day where I have no time at all, I’m sure I can manage to fit in a ten minute run. To make me do it, I’ve asked hubby to join in as well. There is no way I’ll miss a day if he doesn’t, we’re too competitive.
We have also agreed that we will only be drinking at the weekends and I’m going to cut out junk food on weekdays too. I’ll be eating what I want at weekends though, it makes it so much easier to stick to it if I know I’ll get a treat after a few days of behaving myself.
So, here’s to my last few days of lounging about and bring on January. Who knows, maybe I will make it a longer lasting habit. If anyone else is interested in joining me for a January streak, just leave me a comment and I’ll set up a way of recording our achievements.