Hello and Happy New Year!
The start of 2014 was a bit rough for me because of a neck injury that left me in constant pain -- from Christmas Day until about Jan. 4 or so. But I wasn't about to let that be an excuse, and I've been back taking better care of myself for 10 days now. Double digits is great -- it's been a long time since I've made it that far and felt good.
The bitter cold has affected my exercise but I'm OK with that. I did do a 4-mile walk last Saturday on a snow-filled track, but that was as daring as I got in this weather. I have a (revised) detailed regimen for training this year, so at some point I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get out there. Walking/running in 90 degrees is so much more appealing to me than 10 degrees. But you take the weather that God gives you.
I've found one great way to keep myself on track is to get lost in a good book. So instead of coming home and watching the shows I recorded on the DVR, I read myself to sleep. And I never eat and read, so this keeps me from snacking. So far this year, I've completed The Color Purple and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Now I'm about 80 pages into Gone Girl.
(Reading for pleasure is such an extravagance for me -- only attainable when I'm not freelance book editing. And while I sure could use the money, it is nice taking a break from two jobs.)
Sunday is supposed to be sunny and in the 50s, so I'm looking forward to a walk/run before work. Gotta get moving!