October 16th, 2013 | Posted by Sara in Fitness

This time last year I hadn’t done a 70.3 triathlon (although the seed had been planted)


This time last year I had only ever ran 1 half marathon


This time last year it had been nearly 2 years since my last triathlon (which I did in the weeks before finding out I was pregnant with Worm)


It’s been 1 year since I decided to re-start my triathlon pursuits, and subsequently entered the Yeppoon 70.3 Ironman.


It’s hard to believe that after everything I have achieved in the past 12 months I would now be struggling so much with the simple things. Eating good whole foods, training regularly, living and loving my life.


I am really struggling with my training at the moment, I have only been in the pool once or twice since August. I haven’t been on my bike in a fortnight, and my last run was over 10 days ago.


It’s fair to say that my mojo for exercise is certainly waning.


I honestly believe that mojo, motivation, enthusiasm, keenness, inclination, interest, desire and ambition all have to be self driven. No one can do this for you. No one can provide motivation – people can certainly inspire you to succeed. But the inner drive, the pulling the shoes on, and the stepping out the door all can only be done yourself.


I haven’t been sleeping well, I’ve been drinking too much, and my leafy green count is certainly less than optimum. I need to pull myself together and take control again.


Starting today I’ll be keeping a daily diary listing my food, exercise and emotional state, I could wait until Monday but why wait – today is as good a day as any so lets get started.


Initially I won’t be counting calories, small steps for me this time, I will be happy to simply be accountable for what goes in my belly, and what exercise I do. Regardless of intensity, mileage, or calories burned.


If you’re interested I’ll probably post over on the Tis The Life facebook page, hopefully I might inspire someone else to pull their shoes on and blitz up some greens so that we can all benefit.

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  • Micki says:

    Darling girl, you have so much going on right now. Don’t be so hard on yourself.
    Having said that, keeping an eye on your food intake and exercise is always a good idea, I’ll join in if I may? Check on me in a week to make sure I’ve been tracking, please?
    Big hugs xox