This morning around 5 AM Fall officially started. I could moan and groan about how I really can't stand that time doesn't fall-back until November so it's pitch black dark at 7 AM, which messes up my training runs! But I won't!
I LOVE Fall! I love the leaves changing colors, I love the clothes and the boots. I love the daytime temperatures (in ATL at least); great tennis weather!
In the past, Fall has not been the best fitness time of year for me. Fall is when all the yummy seasonal dishes surface (ah, those darn Pumpkin Muffins! So glad I can make my own clean variety!). Fall is when snuggling up with a blanket and a book as you ease into winter seems like a much better idea than get up and exercising. And----Let's not forget Fall means the start of the holiday EAT-son---Harvest Festival and Halloween Candy, Thanksgiving, Holiday Parties, Christmas and New Year's Eve and those cute little kids selling all the cookie and brownie dough they can!
Not this Fall! I have the Savannah Rock n Roll in November; I turn 35 in November; I no longer have any sizes above 8 in my closet---no, no, no I will not blow off Fall and revert back to bad unfit habits!
This year I will STAND against the urge to skip workouts and eat poorly. I will STAND up for the fit lifestyle I have developed. I deserve this. I've worked hard for this. There will be no post-Fall and Holiday regrets!
I WILL KEEP STANDING! Fall will be my season of PROGRESS toward my goals!
I am Shay Shay! I WILL DO IT!