What's up sparklers!? How are everyone's weeks going so far? Mine just started today, but so far, so good!
Sooo I recently applied for a promotion at work and applied to help out with the new hire class next month when they start working accounts and calling. I haven't received word about the promotion yet... but I get to help out with the class! I am so excited and so happy! Yay!
I got on the elliptical tonight and was on for 32 mins. I upped my large interval from 4 to 5 minutes (at the 10 minute mark).. upped my second larger interval from 3 to 4 minutes at the 20 minute mark. And had about 4 2-3 minute intervals throughout the rest of the workout (including a 3 minute the last 3 minutes before cool down!). I am definitely feeling good.
I only had 1 piece of candy today rather than 4. I am getting more control over my cravings again. I am noticing a big difference when I drink lots of water (or crystal light, appletini). Which I SHOULD be doing anyway!! I don't get so hungry and my cravings subside more and more. And am finally getting my carb cravings back under control slowly but surely. Slow slow slow, at a pace that is right for me. That is how I will beat this food slump I have been having. And I haven't had soda since... uhm.. I am trying to think of the last time I had soda! I think the beginning of last week?! Woohoo!! I still have cravings here and there, but they are getting fewer and fewer.
Today marks 10 weeks of NOT SMOKING! Yay! Slowly but surely those cravings are getting few and far between also. I honestly can say I will never go back.
Me having fun being BLONDE! Lol :)
I ordered my shoes this weekend. I was going to go to a specialty shoe store but I realllly don't have the money to be throwing around and I already spent tons on my last pair (that don't work for running at all). I should have taken everyone's advice and done shoe shopping right the first time. But lesson learned! So anyways.. It too me a lot of tears to find this site (I was so torn on what to do). Once I found the site I figured it would be my best option. So I could start running again and not feel so darn miserable, without being totally broke until the middle of next month (Yes the miiidddlle of next month lol).
I mostly do online shopping because I hate the fact that when I want to do anything that is more than a mile away from my home, it normally takes all day (or at least half a day) to do what I need to do, with the buses around here. Anyways, they give you a lot of different ways to measure your feet for running shoes. They also.... let you UPLOAD/SEND a video of you running on a treadmill and do a free gait analysis without you ever having to set foot in a shop. Each shoe they sell has specifics on each page about the shoe (that are in layman's terms lol). Me, I always feel obligated to buy no matter how nice/not pushy the people are. So this was great for me. They have a 90 day return policy (new and used). And I got my shoes for 74$.. They are for over-pronation (That's what I do!). And are supposedly better for heavier people.. and they came in a wider size than B (I got D's). So I am excited.. and they had free 2 day shipping and I get a couple other freebies.. I am happy :)
I shared this with my facebook friends tonight, thought I would share it with everyone here. Hopefully it will open up some people's eyes.. or help someone who may be struggling with some of the same emotions that I have been lately. I really hope to one day be an awesome teacher and motivator to at least one person. I really want to take what I have learned (and will learn) in my life and share it to whomever is willing to listen...
Every time I start to feel sorry for myself about not having "that special someone" in my life, or not having honestly any good/healthy relationships in the past 5 years... I try my darnedest to think about how not everyone's life is perfect... Someone may have someone special like that but may not have something else I have. I think about how many family and friends support me and how much we love and care for each other (even though most of us may be miles a part). I think about how much I have learned in the past 5-10 years.. no matter how much heartbreak it brought. I think about how I am actually working on myself for the first time. I think about how God knows how much I hang on to someone in a relationship and forget about myself, and somehow I feel he is using VERY tough love. I think about that one who will love me for me and not care what is wrong with me and not care about my past. That one, no matter how far away, how long it will take to get there.. is out there somewhere. These are just some of the things that keep me going, even when I feel like giving up.