I have been so spoiled the past 10 days with beautiful, glorious, sunny fall days! There is nothing better than walking (or running) among the fall leaves with the warmth of the sun on your face. If I could run in weather like this all of the time I would be a contented soul. And it is much harder to be sad when such beauty surrounds you!
Before I go further, thanks everyone for your kindness and support on my last blog! Words can't really describe how grateful I am. I am making progress slowly but surely, digging out of my depression and finding beauty in my new life stage. I have tried to respond to everyone individually, but want to say thanks again.
I have continued to work towards my 500 fitness minutes a week goal. Most weeks I have been hitting it. Last week I was at 450 and then ran out of time with Amanda and her friends here for the weekend. But that's okay. I figure that 450 is nothing to sneeze at and so much better than none at all. And I am still on track to make my goal of 2000 for the month. Giving myself kuddos here! Gotta keep this momentum going and remind myself of this pride I am feeling on those mornings that my alarm goes off and I would really rather stay in my soft, warm bed. Getting up and exercising in the dark has never been my favorite thing in the world although I am always glad later that I did it. Funny how that works.
Unfortunately, my weight is still bouncing around about where it was the last time I blogged. That part is a little frustrating. I am going to tighten up my diet some and stay the course. I am also going to make sure that strength training stays a big focus of my workouts. I don't want to neglect cardio, but think that ST has to be a big part too.
Last weekend I took Amanda and all of her roommates to Boise (closest real shopping) for the weekend. It was so fun to spend a few days together even with all of her roommates along for the ride. Man, I miss having that girl at home! Anyway, we splurged on nails and all sorts of yummy treats while doing our part to stimulate economic growth. :) The girls bought their Halloween costumes and I can't wait for pictures from Thursday! I spent most of my money on clothes for Amanda (yeah, she is a little spoiled :)) but also found a new perfume from Victoria Secret for myself along with a couple of sweatshirts that I really like and a purse and wallet on the clearance table at Macy’s. I LOVE shopping Ross and the clearance racks! One of the sweatshirts was “One World” made out of a super comfy cotton and it was only $10. Hard to beat that!
So this gives you a glimpse into my life as of late. I am working the rest of the week to stay the course and keep on track. I also plan to make sure that I allow myself a little extra time to get dressed in the morning so I have time for my whole make-up routine and super cute outfits.
We have these weird blue flies swarming right now. This is what I look like after a run. Yuck!
Driving to Boise!
I splurged! Probably one of the best scones ever. Maple/Walnut - yum!
New Hair Cut. Not too different but I feel so much better!