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Time for a Reset

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Life has been getting in the way of my healthy lifestyle. My in-laws were at my house for two weeks. And then it was celebration after party after celebration... and then, I just got lazy...

No more. I'm sick of feeling sluggish and horrible. I know what I need to do. I know that it works. It sucks hardcore that I can't eat as much as my skinny friends and family, but that's how it is, and I just have to make the best of it. I know I gained back some weight and I'll weigh in tomorrow and do measurements and get the show on the road.

IT'S SUMMER!

I have accomplished some things though.

emoticonAfter agonizing and agonizing, I found a daycare program for Keira starting in the fall. As good as she is, it is just tough to get anything done and she deserves more attention than I can give her.

emoticonI won a couple of big cases, which was a fantastic ego boost. There are now about a dozen new U.S. citizens and more to come, thanks to my work.

emoticonI got recommended for a BIG job and applied for a couple of others. It felt good that someone said such great things to a prospective employer.

emoticonI didn't lose my marbles after hosting my in-laws for two weeks and planning a Christening brunch for 70 people.

emoticonI planted an herb garden! And have a proper tomato and squash patch. My house truly feels like a home now.

emoticonI love my family so much. I just feel so connected to and blessed to have my husband and daughter.

I'm running a half marathon in just under 100 days with MAMADELIGHT and LISSOME and I need to get back in running shape. So I've got my half marathon plan set and posted on my refrigerator with an exercise calendar. This time around I have a run-walk day, a short run, and a long run.

So that's where I am.

Also... SIX MONTHS!!!! I can hardly believe it!

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  • NANASAMM
    Six months already? She's beautiful, such a little doll. Congratulations on your your successes.
    1549 days ago
  • 2BEABETTERME
    Keira is a doll! I admire you for getting back to you while she is a baby...unlike me whose "babies" are 13 & 10. You will find the balance you need to get it all done!
    1555 days ago
  • THE_NEW_MELISSA
    Your life rocks! But that doesn't mean that it can't be hard to figure everything out AND have time to keep yourself healthy. Keep plugging along, you can do this. Your plan sounds great and that baby....such a dolly!
    1555 days ago
  • 4EVERADONEGIRL
    Who's gonna rock this out big time??? That's right - YOU ARE!!! You got it girl...
    1555 days ago
  • ABETTERCHERYL
    Keira is just such a little doll! I can't believe it has been 6 months already... time just flies.

    Like you said, you know what works, and you know the changes that need to be made so that you will have more energy and feel better about things. You've got a busy life but once you make time for yourself and your health, everything else will improve in quality as well. You can do this Karv!
    1556 days ago
  • IBSHAUN
    Wow! Sounds like you have been busy! Congrats on your successes - even though you feel like it has all gotten in the way - those are still some great accomplishments. I think it's all about finding a new balance. Your life changed and you sound like you are getting to where you need to be to reset things. By the way, your daughter is adorable!
    1556 days ago
  • SEEHOLZ
    Congrats on the success with hosting the In-Laws!

    Love the pic of your little girl and so happy to hear that you are in great spirits!!!

    Plus- awesome about your job success and prospects -Congratulations!!!
    1556 days ago
  • MAMADELIGHT
    As Lissome as said, once things fall into place you have more time for health. You'll have the energy and the focus. We are going to rock this half. Cheers!
    1556 days ago
  • NIELSENSLADY
    She is beautiful!
    1556 days ago
  • ITSHOWYOULIVE
    You have some awesome stuff going on in your life...so happy for you. That already adorable girl just keeps getting cuter and cuter. :)
    1556 days ago
  • LISSOME
    Gah!
    KITHKINCAID's comment made me tear up. You are one of my biggest inspirations for beginning to run as well, and I am so thankful for it.
    I am 100% CAPITAL LETTERS with you on getting back on track. I need to take care of my body, and the "fuel" I've been putting into it is just plain ridiculous.
    WOOHOO! for the training plan. Mine is in the Google calendar, and I'm going to stick as close to it as I can.
    It sounds like you've had a whole lot of positives over the past few weeks to accompany the unpleasant stuff, and that is awesome. Really, when some of the pieces fall into place, I find it makes the rest of it that much easier. Even though you wouldn't think the job and family stuff necessarily has that much to do with the health stuff.
    Wow...can you tell I've had a couple glasses of wine? I'm usually not verbose in the blog department.
    Anyyyyyway. YES! to the great. Farewell to the laziness. We are going to be sleek machines come the end of September. Hear that Lori???
    And no way is Keira six months. I feel like it was just yesterday that you were out with an icky-feeling stomach on your run, trying to blame it on the Gu.
    1556 days ago
  • PAPER_WINGS18
    I just love Keira so much! :D I cannot believe how big she is getting, K!!

    I think you've got a great plan of action, and daaaamn you have accomplished so much!! I sure hope you are proud of yourself, girl!

    You got this! Lots of check-ins this week so we can both finish June on a strong note!

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    1556 days ago
  • RUNNINGOLLIE
    Such a cutie! Great plan- I look forward to reading your updates! What race are you doing? emoticon
    1556 days ago
  • GRACEISENUF
    Keira is a living doll! She looks like a minnie YOU.

    You have accomplished so much...way to go!

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    Comment edited on: 6/24/2012 10:20:17 PM
  • NATPLUMMER
    You've done a lot!! You are going to rock your HM.
    Keira is soooo cute!!
    1556 days ago
  • KITHKINCAID
    Add one more accomplishment - someone who started running because of YOU just finished her first Half today. I thought about you coming around the 15K bend. Just thought you should know!
    1556 days ago
  • LAURIETAIT
    Such a big girl! What a cutie. Those are some pretty major accomplishments. Don't poo poo them. Good luck with your training.
    1556 days ago
  • STITCHERFRIEND
    Oh she is a cutie and getting so grown. Having her in a daycare program is good for her and you. She needs to learn that others can take care of her needs too. I work at one so I speak from experience. :) Good luck with the HM training. You can do this. My first is in 70 days.
    1556 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    Where does the time go??
    She is such a cutie pie!
    Love the idea of a reset, you have accomplished this once so you have the tools and knowledge to get this done!

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    1556 days ago
  • CMCBRIDE37
    Adorable baby! Congratulations on surviving the inlaws.

    We are joining a community garden and renting a row. This will be our first garden ever. They will consult with you on Saturday mornings and will help plan our garden next month. We are in FL and right now it is too hot to grow anything much so planning starts in July. We are so excited so I know with your herbs, tomatoes and squash you must feel very happy!

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  • HEALTHYASHLEY
    Good for you Kristina! She looks so big already! You are going to be great at your half!
    1556 days ago
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