Yay, ME!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

It's been a while since I've blogged.

I've been good. Things have been muy bien in my neck of the woods aside from dh losing his newly attained job - the apprenticeship program ended up being full, so they had to let him go after almost 3 months...bummer, but we will survive as we always do. The Holidays were wonderful and I spent almost 2 weeks off with the kiddos which was so good. Didn't do much other than cook a lot (probably since I don't cook every single day when I'm working all the time) so I know they enjoyed it. I didn't really overdo it with the festivities this year either - I mean, in the eating and drinking department.
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I got out there and jogged 6 times during my time off, despite it being freezing and rainy out. This was huge for me. The rain is one thing, but freezing air is another that I don't particularly care to jog (let alone walk) in!
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I focused on the techniques the trainer who's working with us has been teaching me for the upcoming 5k next month, on 2/6 (Did I mention a day after my birthday? - Oh yeah, probably only about ten times lol). Worked on hip flexion and the new quad and shin stretches. I feel more flexibility and an increase in my stamina as well. My very first 5k - exactly a month and a day away...
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SO ... here we are with another new year to set goals and focus on how we want to improve ourselves. I say I'm pretty darn good right now, as I am. Just the fact that I'm out there prefering to DO things rather than vegitate at home is a big achievement. I am in the realization that my actions are setting prime examples for those around me that life is good - and that it's what we make of it to a great extent. That eating right is GOOD - that being active is ADDICTING - that NOTHING beats a good addrenaline rush in the form of some type of heart pounding workout or hike or whatever gets you going! That it's ok to blast the music at home and dance around like a lunatic.

So, what is my focus? Accomplishing this 5k is for now. Being good to myself is another. Remember that I'm just as important as all the other people in my life. Toning up is a big one, too. I will also be getting back into school to continue my prereqs for the RN program this summer. (Thanks, Jess) After all, I'm not getting any emoticon I'd love to finally sign up for windsurfing classes this year too.

Here goes nothing...bring it, 2011...I dare ya!

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    Yay You! I'm so proud of you! You are so motivating and inspiring! I just love your attitude!
    I can't wait to hear all about the rest of your training and the actual 5k. It's going to be fun watching you progress!
    3711 days ago
  • DAV128
    emoticon Yea YOU!

    Great Job. I know the holidays can fill up your days in a hurry and with kids and a husband, I'm surprised you had any time at all. But............... being the awesome woman you are, you took care of business - I'm proud of you.

    Wondered where you had been, but man, with training for the 5K and taking care of business you were probably moving any moment you weren't able to grab a wink of sleep.

    Check your spark goodies, sent you something for the 5K.

    3712 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/5/2011 11:40:59 PM
    Yay, Jeanie!! Glad you got a chance to blog. Love hearing how you have changed your life and attitude. My dil has done the same, so while she was here and we indulged in some not so healthy snacks, she was out the door and took a run on my road. It started raining so she came back, front soaked. She especially liked the ups and downs of the road because she got more cardio than a flat road. I look forward to your 5k...I know you'll do well and hope to get tips on the shin splints. So happy for you and your choice to become a RN. YAY, Jeanie!! You are an awesome girl with such a wonderful future in front of you. I'll try to remember your dh in my prayers that he will get a job that is fulfilling and lasting. Have a wonderful Sparkweek! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3712 days ago
    WOW! Look at all you will accomplish in 2011! (cuz we ALL know you will)!!! emoticon

    You always deserve to be #1 on your important list of things to attend to. When we are feeling strong and accomplished, so many other things fall into place. I am esp excited for you to get your RN pre-reqs in place and to windsurf. You have always talked about doing that!

    The 5K, you so have in the bag I feel like you have already run at least one! I bet you will run an amazing time too. A strong first personal record!

    Look out 2011! Jeanie has her eye on you as a year of tremendous success!!!
    3712 days ago
    Woohoo! Those are awesome goals for an awesome lady! emoticon

    Too bad about DH's job but yes, you both are strong and I'll be praying he lands something new soon!

    Hope you had a wonderful New Years and here's to 2011!!!
    3712 days ago
  • CARLA-216
    Yay, You on all you did while you were off from work!

    Can't wait to watch you progress this year, Jeanie! First a 5K, t hen prereqs for the RN program and windsurfing. I must have pics of the 5K and windsurfing!

    I have a Feb birthday, too, on the 16th (hence my Sparkname being Carla-216). Clever, huh? LOL

    3712 days ago
  • ASHLEYW_206
    Look at you go, girl! You're kicking some serious booty to start the year off! I'm so proud that you're doing your first's going to feel so amazing! You get some serious adrenaline pumping through your body with all of those runners around you. You can do this! I'm so proud of you for doing such good things for yourself! Keep me updated on all of your're my inspiration!

    Happy new year!

    xoxo, ash
    3712 days ago
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