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It's Been a Long Time

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

I haven't been active on Sparkpeople for over a year. I have not entered a blog entry since 2009. It's hard to believe, but time has definitely gotten away from me. In 2010 I started a new business where I sell handcrafted jewelry and stationary. The start up kept me busy. Along with the business I keep myself busy with a full time job of homeschooling my 2 sons. Between homeschooling, running a business, and running a household, I manage to carve out time to continue my exercise routine. I have always been a runner, but I incorporated focused weight training and cycling to my routine. My eating has not been very clean in the past year. I admit that I get a visit from the Munchie Monster everyday at 5pm. It's horrible when that creature takes over my body and I'm raiding the pantry for anything crunchy, sweet, or salty. And while I'm eating this cr@p, I try to convince myself that the next day would be a better day. Defeating the Munchie Monster has been a slow long battle which I find myself winning everyday. I may still munch, but I look for cleaner munching. I'm not snacking on celery sticks and hummus or tasteless Styrofoam...oops, I mean rice cakes. I find it's best to munch on a handful of nuts, raisins, or a piece of fruit. Sometimes that cereal bar hits the spot and I don't have to feel bad about it all.

I have ran my first 5k. I ranked 9th in my division which makes me feel real good about myself. Considering I had never ran a race before, I look at this as a victory. My weight training has gotten more refined. I thought I was refined before, but now I'm putting some polish on my routine and I can flex with confidence.

During the past year I have discovered a great disdain for Facebook. Where most people use that social network for airing out their psychosis, I realized I missed the truly supportive community of Sparkpeople. Everyone hear has a common goal and if you have an interest, you can find those people in a localized setting. I missed that. Hopefully the people I have befriended are still around. I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.
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