In case y’all haven’t noticed, I’ve been on quite a hiatus from my site. I really haven’t had a moment to myself since my last post. I’ve also just kind of lost the inspiration, you know? I’m sure everyone who has a blog has gone through this at some point or another, but for me it has a lot to do with having too many thoughts. I haven’t been able to really put thoughts into words, and after about 2 months, I’m going to try my best to do that…with my morning coffee by my side.
First things first, I have gotten back on the horse for running and I’m currently training for the Turkey Trot 5k in November. It really feels great to be able to go outside and run again, despite being completely out of shape; I freaking love it! I’m taking a new approach and attempting to just jog the entire 3.1 miles without walking. That is my goal. I don’t care about my time, really, I just want to be able to jog the whole distance without stopping. After I accomplish this goal, then I will work on improving my time and becoming more competitive. I do enjoy running a great deal, and have found a way to manage my injuries and not to push so hard that I can continue to do it. I am going to hope that this is something that I can do for a very long time.
I have also committed myself to really trying to lose weight and get a lot healthier. I recently took to downloading the MyFitnessPal app on my phone and have been logging my meals daily. It’s very interesting to learn what I’m consuming each day and where I can make some better choices. I will confess here that, on my last weigh in, I’m at 177lbs…on a 5’1″ frame. My goal weight is 125lbs. I want to do this the healthy way…no starving/depriving and no fads. It’s going to probably take a little longer, but it will take long enough for it to become a habit and a lifestyle vs a diet. I want to live for as long as I possibly can and I think being healthier will help me get there. I also want the satisfaction of looking good naked and feeling great in my skin. The challenge to that is trying to feel beautiful as I am now…which is hard when you think that you look like the Stay-puft Marshmallow Man. It’s a work in progress. One of the biggest changes I made is getting off of oral contraceptives (which I have been taking for the past 10+ years) because their affects with my body chemistry had changed. I gained more weight when I switched BC types in MAY than I had in the past 4 years from my college graduation. From 2012 – May 2016, I may have gained MAYBE 20lbs….from May 2016 to now, I gained almost 40!! Now, I’m on a mission to drop some pounds and feel like my old self again. I hope I can accomplish my goal within the next 12 months.
That’s all for now. I will try and document this as much as I can along the way.
With Love, From ETX,