Monday, January 5, 2015

Oh! Hello!

Guess who's back.... Yup. Me. In the flesh. Blogging.  I've missed it. I've missed my amazing readers. I'm not sure HOW I even got out of blogging.  It just sort of happened.  And ya know what I learned in my time away? How much blogging really does keep me accountable!!!

So here I am...New year, same blog, basically the same story.  Still fatter than I should be, yet happier than I have ever been. My dreams are in process of happening... I'm with the love of my life, taking our journey step-by-step.  I'm super beyond pee-in-my-pants excited for the next step... Which I'm pretty sure will be coming sometime this year. I've finally fallen in absolutely real, true love with my soul-mate.  Happy...So, so happy.

My job...Much earlier than anticipated I'm doing what I love.  And what I went to school for. Heck, I feel like I'm doing what I was made to do (career-wise). I'm finally in private practice doing therapy/counseling. I didn't think I'd be here for a while but here I am.  Again, happy!

So I've been busy. I've had ups and downs. I've gotten away from running and clean eating. But I still workout nearly every day. However, sometimes workouts don't combat what you're putting into your body. That's my story. So, I'm currently in the process of cleaning up my eating (no this isn't one of those resolution things - it's a getting back on track thing that started before 1/1/2015. I'm finding my love for running again. This year I'm going to learn to love winter running. Maybe not love.  Like? Hmmm... Or maybe  just tolerate.  So now I'm waiting on it to be warm enough (about 5 degrees with a hell of a windchill isn't safe).  I'm looking forward to those warm, sunny Winter days that are at least 25 degrees.  Somehow that makes it better.

As I mentioned, I've not gotten away from working out. I'm doing it. Pretty much six days a week. Some days twice (not that frequently so don't get too excited).  I committed to a run challenge so I've already done two short runs this year. Not so bad considering my last race was a the end of October and my runs were sporadic between then and now.  Another thing I learned? I need races to keep me moving.  So? Lots of races this year.  And one big one in 2016 - I'm planning to be ready to do the Princess Half again with my friend Kelli. I could use a little more half marathon action in my life.

Currently I'm doing the 21 Day Fix (combines healthy eating/portion control and an exercise program). I'm also working on running again/more/on a regular basis.  Combined with that I'm adding in a combo of T25 and Combat workouts. Previously I'd done Chalean Extreme with some biking/walking/elliptical action, and then added Piyo to the mix.  After CLX ended I continued the pattern of Piyo with something else thrown in.

The biggest thing happening in terms of my health is the clean eating.  I've been doing SO much better since Christmas ended. I was doing good prior to that (the start of December) but Christmas threw me off my game. UGH.  Since Christmas ended I've done well, although I did have a couple cheat meals in there.  One step at a time, right? Improvement is improvement.  Today I sit and write with a new determination. My fire is rekindled. I'm ready to get back to where I was (now that I've finally realized that I was healthy AND looked good - wasn't "fat" like I thought).

So that's that...Stay tuned for my consistent postings. Break's over - I've got a client coming in shortly.


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