Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Early morning workouts

I'm back after quite the hiatus.  I just haven't had much time, energy or motivation for blogging and let's face it I wasn't all that good at it to begin with!   But I'm here and trying again.  The last few months have been up and down. 

I'm recommitted to working out.  Again.  What is that old proverb...fall down 7 times, stand up 8.  That's me.  I'm trying to commit to starting each morning with my workout.  One to get it out of the way for the day and two to hopefully build energy for the day from it.  I've been feeling very run down lately and I need to do something to perk back up so I can be the wife and mother I need to be.  I saw this quote on pinterest and it struck me.  Words to live by for sure..."It's easier to wake up early and work out than it is to look in the mirror each day and not like what you see." - Jayne Cox.  I think that's going to be my new morning mantra cause right now I definitely don't like what I see in the mirror.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Cement Legs

So I'd taken a hiatus from running and working out and eating right and all that goes into being healthy after my disappointing 5K.  Then we went on a family vacation...to the beach.  Nothing like strapping on a bathing suit to make you wish you'd been trying harder at the whole weight loss, get fit thing!  I will say my suit was looser this year than last which was great but I'm not where I want or need to be.  So now that we're home I'm back on the wagon again. 

Last night I went out for my first post-vacation run (2nd post 5K run).  I'm trying to ease back into things so I did a walk/run alternating plan.  My legs were like cement, so tight and miserable.  But I did about 1.5 miles and then headed home to start dinner.  Despite it being a not so great run it did remind me how much I love the post-run feeling.  So here's to starting over...AGAIN! 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Race Recap

Well Saturday was my 5K. The one I was completely and utterly unprepared for. And boy did it show!!! I have never felt so awful during a race. The first mile my mom and I both struggled. We reached the water station and I have never wanted water more during a race, it was pathetic. But...but...they had RUN OUT! It was like that moment my whole body and mind just went "ah to heck with it." I kept telling myself to run but the majority of me said "WALK...WALK." And I did. I told my mom to go on without me. She always struggles at the beginning but picks up her momentum after that. I usually start strong and need help at the end so we do well pacing each other. But not today. I never got going. I ended up walking/running the entire thing. I would set goals to run at the light pole or sign then I'd run until the first second my mind said to stop. I just seemed to have no drive. I never got that burst of adrenaline I usually get in races. And I've never felt so ill prepared. I definitely won't be slacking so badly on my training again! Last year, running at a conversational pace, my mom and I finished at 44 minutes. This year my mom finished in 37 minutes and I did it in 42. How I managed to shave 2 minutes off is a mystery to me. I must have gained speed even in my walking pace since last year. It wasn't nearly as much fun as it was last year. Oh well, we all have bad races now and then. I'll pick myself up, dust myself off and try try again.

Friday, March 23, 2012


I have my 5K tomorrow. I haven't run since my last 5K a month ago. I haven't done ANYTHING in that month. For some reason every time I even thought about working out or running I came up with an excuse not to. I'm wondering now if it was fear of hurting my foot and having 3-4 days of a swollen foot again. I can't believe I've wasted a month but hopefully tomorrow I can run a decent race and get back into the swing of things. I plan on taking it EASY the rest of the day to hopefully temper any possible swelling. Taking it easy will include a 2.5 hour stent in the movie theater to see The Hunger Games! woohoo! So wish me luck that I don't completely flop tomorrow. On the upside my mom hasn't run or worked out since our last 5K so at least I'm in good company!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Disappointment - Excitement - Health

My podiatry appointment was cancelled. Turns out they don't take my type of insurance. They do take my carrier but not our specific type. So back to square one on that.

My mom and I are registered for another 5k. It is March 24 called Loop the Lake and raises money for a children's home. It is the first race we ever did together one year ago so we're doing it again! Hopefully we can beat our time from last year. It was quite humorous last year as we got to the site and looked at the lake. We both said "no way that is 3 miles, that has to be at least 6 miles around. I guess we go part way and then turn around." So as we're running we keep waiting for the turn around but it never comes. Turns out the lake IS 3 miles around. So this year we'll know better. Last year we thought there was NO WAY in all the world we'd be able to run the entire lake but we did it!

I am feeling MUCH better today. A few days of antibiotics and my status has returned to human. I still feel pretty worn down, my energy hasn't caught back up but my head no longer pounds at every movement and I don't feel like someone to a pick ax to my face. Yay!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Goal Met

Despite my awful, sick start to March I've managed to lose 1.5 pounds this week. That meant I met a Weight Watchers goal of 10% lost! I started my WW journey at 184 lbs and today I weighed in at 165.5. I still have a long road ahead but seeing each milestone met is so incredibly motivating! Now I just can't wait to feel healthy again.

I definitely have a sinus infection and started on an antibiotic last night so hopefully it won't be much longer.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


March is not off to a good start. I have been sick since day 1. Started as just a sore throat, I can handle that but in the last few days has become what I think is a sinus infection. So needless to say I have not done well in my March goals thus far. I can barely move without sinus pain and dizziness, working out is nowhere on my radar!

I begged my husband to come home early today and I'm going to try to drop into Urgent Care to see if I can get something to take. Over the counter stuff isn't even making a dent! I feel miserable and my kids have been watching TV like its their job lately. I really need to get back to normal!