Monthly 5k, third of 12 complete
My husband is driving me home from my March 5k- Everybody's Irish 5k in Minneapolis. We have a 3.5 hours drive home, so I am getting my spark fix while I am forced to sit still anyway. The temperature wasn't bad- almost 30 degrees! The wind wa... Read more
Unexpected day off :-)
Today, I did not have to go to work. The student I provide services for was not coming to school, so I got to cash in a sick day, stay home, and get paid to do it. I slept in, conquered a deep cleaning of kitchen- including the oven, washed ru... Read more
Monthly 5k, second of 12 complete
I have been so unbelievably ill, this is the soonest I have found energy enough to sit down and write this blog. My apologies for whining, I just still feel like poo. I am so thankful that the antibiotics are starting to kick in!
Last Sat... Read more
Monthly 5k, first of 12 complete
I made a goal for myself this year: to participate in a 5k each month. January is completed! I did the Freeze Your Gizzard Blizzard 5k yesterday. It... Read more
Trying to take things one day at a time
I am officially back on track for about 5 days now and feeling good about it. I am taking it a bit slower this time around, hoping to build habits and not burn out. Currently, my fitness goal is to get 5 miles each day which is just under 11,0... Read more
I am overjoyed that those I love have found their "person" and have reached the point of lifelong commitment! I am a sucker for weddings!
I apparently also decide my goals no longer matter at weddings. I even pre-planned and packed a coo... Read more
We bought a treadmill!
I have been thinking about it for a while and had a really hard time justifying it since we bought an elliptical machine 2 years ago and it works great. The thing is, I can't read while on the elliptical! I will still use the elliptical daily ... Read more
Cardio. Loving it?
I was reminded again today that I really do love my cardio. Definitely not before I do it and sometimes not during. Some days I even love it during, but I always, ALWAYS love it after!
I love the feeling of accomplishment and success. I love ... Read more
Tried meal prepping- not for us!
My husband and I tried out the meal prepping trend that is going on right now. I very concrete, loud vote is NO! We will not be doing it again. I made the roasted veggies and he grilled chicken, we put them in containers and have been eating ... Read more
starting over again
As I find myself staring into my closet not being able to wear most of my clothes, I am sad. Sad because I am back here again. It is time to refocus my attention on my health. I have lots of excuses/reasons for why I am here, but the importan... Read more
Copycat panera strawberry poppyseed salad
I am in love with panera's poppyseed salad! Lots of fresh greens, 4 kinds of fruit, and chicken. I choose to leave of the pecans because I just don't care for them. With the help of my dear frien Pinterest, I found a copycat recipe that I cann... Read more
Yesterday: Worst birthday to date!!!
Yesterday was my birthday and it was absolutely horrible!
I woke up, hung out with the hubby (still good) fired up the Ipad and received an email saying they sent my new credit card to Maryland and please activate when I receive it. I li... Read more
recovering from an injury
After spending nearly 2 weeks walking around Europe, I was conditioned to walk large amounts every day. Not one day ended under 14,000, most were around 17 and 18,000 steps per day. I was ready to continue this new found mileage, especially si... Read more
Recent ups and downs
I will start with the downs, because I would prefer to end on a positive note. My weight hasn't moved in weeks. I know this is directly related to what I have been eating. It has been harder than usual for me to say no to foods that derail me... Read more
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I kept it to a one high calorie meal instead of a weekend of excess!
I just have to write about this because for many weekends now a less than healthy Friday night has lead to an all out horrible weekend. Instead, today I got up and started on my water, made a protein smoothie for my husband and one for myself a... Read more