Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A Fresh Start

Today was a fresh start for me. I haven't posted anything since January and haven't run since May. These past 2 years have been very tough emotionally and mentally. I've used this as an excuse to not take care of myself. It's time for a change, an overhaul of the way I'm living. I tend to put everything else before what I want and I need to take the time for myself. The only person who benefits from my running is me and I have to take the time for this, I want to take the time for it.   

I finally went for a run today. (I call it running even though I am walking most of the time right now.) Today I ran for 1 minute, then walked for 2 and alternated this until I got back to the house. 

I ended up running 1.84 miles in 30:40. It's not fast by any stretch of the imagination, but the important part is that I did it. 

Back on March 30th I signed up for the Fall Runathon. I ran this in 2014. Last year I signed up for it and then didn't participate in any of them. There's not a whole lot of time before these races, but I plan to finish them even if I have to walk the majority of the time.

I hate that I've wasted so much time being unhealthy and not taking care of myself, but I'm putting that behind me and moving forward in a better direction. 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Battle of the Scale

This week I weighed in the same as last week. I have always had a love/hate relationship with the scale. (Mostly hate.) I've always felt the need to weigh myself every day, multiple times a day. I was afraid if I didn't that my weight would get out of hand overnight and so I had to keep stepping on the scale. This year I am trying to break that habit and only weigh myself once a week. That may seem like a simple concept, but it is mentally challenging for me. The first week went well and I was able to stay off of it and I hope I can continue down that path. The scale stresses me out and I need to overcome it.

The first week of the year was very busy and I did not take the time to track everything that I ate as I should. We ate out a lot because I didn't feel like going to the grocery store after working late. I finally sat down and made a grocery list and am planning on going to the store tomorrow and actually eating at home. Today at lunch Dad asked if I had started jogging yet and unfortunately the answer to that is no. I did learn that it helps to be held accountable for something. If no one is ever checking in then I don't have to worry about giving them a negative answer. This blog really helped with that when I first started it so I need to be more consistent with blogging. Tomorrow morning the plan is to get up and get on the treadmill. No excuses, it needs to be done so I can be the better me that I started searching for when I started this blog. 

Monday, January 4, 2016

2016...What's the plan?

It's a new year again. What's in store for 2016? It's going to be a big year for me for a few reasons. The first is that I will be turning 30. 30!?!? I know that I'm still young, but 30 always seemed so far away and now it's here. Another reason this is going to be a big year is because I am going to get back on track and get healthy. I want to get healthy now while I am still young so I can enjoy life for as long as I am given on this Earth. The older I get the harder it will be to change so now is the time. Another reason it's a big year is because I am making it a year of change. 2015 was full of ups and downs. It contained a lot of stress. We did have many great times and saw a lot of amazing things throughout the year. We had the great opportunity to visit New York together towards the end of the year and it was so nice experiencing something completely new with your best friend and I look forward to more of that this year. 

Goals for 2016:

1. Lose Weight
2. Eat Healthy
3. Take my 3 classes at IWU and not stress out
4. Actually run a half-marathon
5. Organize the house
6. Lucas and I are going to try something new each month (new restaurant, new city to experience, etc.)
7. Be happy in all things
8. Read the entire Bible

2016 is going to be amazing!