Inspired by Natalie, I put doing a Dietbet on my 40 before 40 list. I tend to buckle under the pressure of giving myself a goal like this, but I'm going to give it a shot.
And I'm probably insane for this, but I'm starting one on Monday. Yep, over Christmas. I'm always incredibly tempted by all the goodies and I REALLY don't need to indulge. So hopefully putting money on the line will help me focus on making better choices.
Of course 4% isn't chump change in my case. It's almost 10 lbs, which is a tall order for 4 weeks. I'm not going to stress myself over it, just do my best. I considered doing the 6 month 10% route, but went with a smaller commitment time and money-wise. Maybe afterwards? We'll see how I do with 4 weeks before committing myself to 6 months.
I really am looking forward to it, though. I've not been feeling that spiffy lately. My blood sugars are higher than they should be and that always makes me feel like poo. I seem to do this to myself this time of year. I had hoped having half-marathons lined up to force me into walking would help, but that all kind of fell apart. So I really want and need to get off my bottom and clean up my act.
After a lot of thinking, I've decided to take a break from half marathons right now. I hate giving up on my goal of having 13 races before I turn 40, but physically and financially it was going to be too stressful. Hopefully I can do a few a year, but 6 in one year... it's just not realistic for me right now. I want to focus on a consistent routine, instead of this nonsense of crash training for a race. Once that's in place, I'll get back to my races.