Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I laced up running shoes yesterday....

What day is it... where am I.... what time is it?

I've been so busy I am just sorta lost in my days. 

Life has been trucking on with all things busy - photo sessions, chores to be done, editing, house cleaning - or attempting of house cleaning, youth ministry planning, & of course, enjoying this break in summer we've been having.  It's been glorious.

All that to say I'm still here, though not posting regularly.

Some updates:

* Still in Round 2 of the 21 Day fix & I lost another 3 lbs last week. Wh-WH-WHAT???!!? ... I'm at a total of 8 lbs & feel like I can move mountains now.  How stupid is that?  I know me. I can easily gain 8 lbs back at a drop of a hat... but I'm still very aware of my nutrition now & I think that's key.

Me on the scale this week

* I can't believe its been a month since I've had any chips or any chocolate. I seriously would have a York Peppermint Patty every evening after dinner.  I have had NONE.  Ricky told me, "That shows me you can do ANYTHING!"... anything?  Probably not.  I mean, I can't run for President & win... but it does show I have more self control then I thought I had.

* (I miss my York Peppermints)

* I laced up running shoes last night!  I know - I've done 2 5k's in less then 2 weeks, but I am trying to work running back into my work out plan, so last night I started the C25K plan again.  I'm just going for movement with a set plan.  Not really a goal of anything.  I just know I am getting bored with the 21 Day Fix videos over 4 weeks so I'm going to switch it up & try to run on 3 days & do the videos on 3 days... a little bit of the best of both worlds.

* Truth - I just want to get out of Leg Day on those videos. HATE THEM.  I think they are the cause of my quad issues now with burning & pulling sensation.

* I could feel my low back & Bicep tendon in my shoulder ache within the first 10 minutes of being back on the treadmill.  I guess its always going to be an issue.... sigh...


Give me a quick update on what's going on in your life!


  1. Great job! You are hilarious! Love reading your blog! I haven't been writing as much either these days...seems like it's busier than ever!

  2. There seems to be a lot of positive things going on in your life right now! I made the mistake of reading our blog posts from last year at this time and I saw that I was already in training mode for the marathon. It makes me sad to think I may never feel like that again!

  3. That's awesome 8 pounds!! I love dark chocolate, I have given up my nibbling the past few weeks, but ohhh I still want it :)
    I hate leg day too lol I avoid it often...

  4. i think the best of both worlds sounds great! i get bored as well, so i need to have a variety.

  5. 8 pounds? Stellar! You CAN do anything! Enjoy your return to running. :)

    1. I'm taking that "anything" & heading to Disney to be Belle :)

  6. Congrats on your weight loss! That's great! And your self control! That life alert thing cracked me up. :)

  7. Great job on the weight loss! I could not give up chocolate! I just run more, that's all..I do love to eat.

  8. Nice! Have fun getting back to running! Now I'm intrigued by the leg video if it hurts that much!

  9. You go, girl! You're doing awesome! But that long without chocolate or chips? I'm weak. Take it easy on the running - it's good that you're pressing on and moving though! I have another month before training starts for my fall half-marathon so I'm trying to get in a couple runs each week just so August 1st doesn't kill me. Keep it up!

    1. What half marathons are you doing? I was thinking about doing a fall one.

    2. I'm registered for the Indianapolis Monumental Half -- it was my first half ever and I'm trying to beat last year's time. I thought about doing the Urban Bourbon but it's two weeks before. I'm one of those who needs a good 6 months to recover in between big races ... :)

  10. Congrats on 8 lbs!! Now that you're losing weight, is it easier to say no to the peppermint patties? I've gone 3 days w/out ice cream and I think I'm gonna die!
    Hey, I would vote for you being president. ;)


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