Sunday, October 20, 2013

Update!! It's been too long!

I can't believe it has been so long since I have had the chance to sit down and blog! Time is flying this year! I have been super busy with work. It is very stressful this year, but it's ok because I am going to make it! :) (I hope!)

I have also been very busy with a new venture. One of my very good friends and I are starting an online clothing boutique. We are going to begin with a facebook boutique and work our way up to hopefully a website and maybe even one day a store? A girl can dream! We are so excited and think it will be really fun and we can't wait to get going. We are still in the planning phases, but our first order goes in very soon. You can find our page at

Go check it out, pretty please! :)
Fitness updates:
I am still alternating weight training/DVDs with running. I have added more weight and I am already seeing my body changing. I don't worry about the number on the scale nearly as much as I used to and honestly, I am too busy to care. I know my body is changing, I am stronger. Weights that I could barely pick up are a breeze to me now. I incorporate circuit training and keep upping the weights and I think it is paying off. Yesterday, I also hopped on my aunt's Total Gym, just to see what the hype was all about and holy crap- it's hard. You use your own body weight and let me tell you, my arms are SORE today. So, I think this is true:
Today, the weather here on the coast was AMAZING! I went down to the beach and got in a run after doing the Total Gym abs and leg workouts. It felt so great to run on the beach. I loved every minute and probably could have ran forever... not sure how far I went because I wanted it to be a fun workout, not a number crunching workout. It definitely put a smile on my face.
We celebrated my two aunt's birthdays last night with a little Halloween party and it was fun! I'll leave you with my totally awesome 80s pic. LOL!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Signs I have changed!

Just like everyone else out there, I get discouraged. I am hard on myself. I look at the scale and get pissed. I eat a bad meal. I don't always 100% give effort to the journey of life. I don't really call it a "weight loss" journey anymore. Don't get me wrong, I am STILL trying to lose weight and get to that goal weight, BUT I know it is a life commitment. It's about making changes all the time. It's about learning more about food, fitness, and how your body works and ACTUALLY caring about being as healthy as you can be. As I looked around my house today, I saw the signs- signs that I have changed. My life is not the same. I no longer feel tired all the time, come home and flop on the couch, eat without caring if it is healthy for my body or not... I am a different person and I am proud that I try. Could I do better? Sure, we all could as some point. But I am happy with the changes for now and celebrating that today.
My workout calendar- I do one every month. It keeps my accountable and I can look back and see what all I have done! I just put away my September calendar. I worked out 22/30 days and ran 34 miles this month. I am happy with that! I can't wait to see what October will bring!

Workout stuff: Kettle bell, heart rate monitor, weights

Shoes by the door, ready to GO GO GO! Running shoes and others for workouts- I love Nike Free 7.0!

Workout library: Jillian, Tae Bo, Bob Harper, Insanity and TurboFire are in there too! (I don't live near a gym, so have to do my own "at home" workouts!

Workout stuff laid out and ready for tomorrow when I get home- no time to sit down, straight to the workout... If I sit down, I might not get up! :)
What changes do you see? Be proud!