(buff mama monday) no regrets

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It’s always tough for me to get back in the swing of things after vacation, especially a vacation where 5 course meals and poolside drinks were involved. Unfortunately the pounds you gain in Vegas don’t stay in Vegas. My usual M.O. is to drag out vacation as long as I possibly can, long after we’ve returned home, until I find myself right back in my fat jeans. I gave all of my fat jeans away, so it looks like I’m going to need another plan (that doesn’t consist of me living in yoga pants).

Fortunately, I was dumb smart enough to sign up for another 5k right after my vacation shenanigans. I have just a couple weeks to get back into running shape again. I’ll be running The Color Run in NM on the 25th. Super excited about it, but also a tad nervous. I probably shouldn’t have taken a month off from running because holy cow I felt it on the treadmill last night! My ankles, my calves, my everything is screaming at me today and I barely ran 2 miles. Also, one of my friends recently reminded me that the elevation will be higher in NM, making it more difficult to run there. Lovely.

I have a plan though. I’m going to workout 6 days a week until the run and 3 of those days will be my running days. By next week I’ll up my mileage to 3 miles. I’m also going to be hardcore with my Nutrisystem plan (and hopefully the scale will show it next week). I printed out the quote above and hung it up, to give me a little extra motivation for the next couple weeks. Isn’t it true? I was already making up excuses about why I shouldn’t go to kickboxing today (I’m too tired, I have too much work to do, etc.), but I’m so glad I ended up going. I feel awesome after a hard workout like that! No regrets.

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Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.