Saturday, May 05, 2012
April was a FANTASTIC month for getting me more focused and goal oriented. Before this month, I was super focused on the scale and "pounds lost." Well, to my surprised I actually gained 2 lbs this month, but LOST INCHES like crazy. As in, I lost 2.5 inches around each thigh, and gained 1.5 inches around my upper arms. CRAZY!!!
I'm not sure if I'm destined to ever leave 130-ville at this point...I look waaaaay better than I ever have in my LIFE, I feel great about myself (most of the time anyways haha), I'm happier with my reflection in the mirror, cardiovascularly I am in the best shape ever....the scale does NOT define this girl!!
I've also got a few races coming up. In April, I did a 5k in 32ish, but I was running with some folks who aren't super into running so I definitely felt like I was taking my time, we were chatting almost the whole way. It was nice. My next race is another 5k May 26th, called the Wounded Warrior 5k. All procedes go to the Wounded Warrior Project, which is a great organization that helps out vets with medical expenses, counseling, job placement, physical therapy, etc. Following that, June 3rd is my first half marathon of the year, and then I'm also doing the Warrior Dash June 17(I think). After that nothing set in stone until the fall...can't sign up for my fall half yet as registration isn't open but if not there's a few other options. i also want to find some races (shorter ones) to do in August, but those are definitely TBD.
Relationship with the husband has been FANTASTIC.
And for musicality, I have my end of the semester band concert tomorrow afternoon. I've enjoyed being in band sooo much, I am really going to miss it until it starts up again in the fall.
Think that covers my three main goals for the year....in other news I now have two part time jobs, which equals one full time one, right? This new gig is AMAZING, I'm working T and TH for a clinic in Chicago. The commute is long but totally not stressful, and I have 45 min or so on the Metra to read, which was fantastic when I did it last week.
Things are in the up and up for this girl. Hopefully the pounds will start to fall away again soon, just gotta remember to keep the junk food out of my mouth LOL.