So here's my list of goals for 2014, minus the ones that I decided not to accomplish earlier this year. I finished 10/27 of last year's goals, not too shabby! I'm ready to start a new list of goals for 2015. Cancel my membership at my current gym and get a new membership somewhere else… Continue reading Keeping It Real: My Goals for 2014, Accomplished?
It has been a while since your "keeping it real" dietitian shared her thoughts with the world. I posted in the beginning of November about how crazy life has been, and it really hasn't stopped. My husband and I have received so many blessings, and at the same time we've been through some really tough… Continue reading Banking the Miles: November & December Update
October and the beginning of November have been a roller coaster for me. I've had some huge ups and even bigger downs, I've experienced every emotion in the last couple of weeks in the most intense form. My diet and my exercise have suffered. I'm starting this week fresh, though. I have lots of reasons… Continue reading Banking the Miles: October Update
I wish I could say that I was starting this month feeling AWESOME about my half marathon training. Unfortunately right around our 2 year wedding anniversary I came down with a nasty bug that kept me from training. Not only did I get sick, but we also got a visit from the state at work… Continue reading Banking the Miles: September Update
It is officially September... my favorite month of the year! The end of summer, beginning of fall... new school year for students and teachers, the start of college football (Fire Up Chips!), Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks, leaves start to change, the start of fall weddings (including my own two years ago!), and the temperatures… Continue reading Banking the Miles: August Update
Well, its been a while folks. And as usual, summer fun + hectic work weeks = no motivation to run. Needless to say... I did not meet my mileage goal for June, and probably won't for July either, but I have a feeling I will make up for the miles in the coming months. So… Continue reading Banking the Miles: July Update
Cancel my membership at my current gym and get a new membership somewhere else (the new place has an indoor track and fitness classes that I hope will motivate me to be more active). DONE before the New Year even started! :) Buy a fitness class punch card for 10 classes each month and attend 10… Continue reading My Goals for 2014: June Update
May was an awesome month for running. I averaged about 10 miles per week, which is the best I have ever done. In the past it's been like... oooh, this week I ran about 14 miles and the next week I manage 6 if I am lucky. But I have been more consistent in my… Continue reading Banking the Miles: It’s All Downhill From Here!
Last year, May was my best month for mileage because we went to Cedar Point many times and I tracked the miles we walked around the park. This year our plans to visit Cedar Point have been put on hold because we have a lot to do on our house and have a lot of… Continue reading Banking the Miles: May Update
I can't believe that we are already almost a week into April. Time flies when you're having fun! Or in my case, when you fill your life with awesome people and entertaining things to do. While I haven't really kept up on all of my goals for this year, I have been staying active. I… Continue reading Banking the Miles: April Update
Last year I challenged myself each month to walk, run or bike more miles than the month before. This year I am challenging myself to beat last year's mileage every month. This shouldn't be difficult to achieve since I am planning to... wait for it... ... ... run a half marathon in November. Yep... my… Continue reading Banking the Miles
Yep, you read that title right. I ran my first 10k today! You might remember the post I made about a month ago about the freezing cold race that I ran on February 15th, The Ice Cube 5k. The Muddogs Race is the third and final race in the Winter Warriors series. These winter… Continue reading Race Recap: The Muddogs 10k
Cancel my membership at my current gym and get a new membership somewhere else (the new place has an indoor track and fitness classes that I hope will motivate me to be more active). DONE before the New Year even started! :) Buy a fitness class punch card for 10 classes each month and attend 10… Continue reading My Goals for 2014: February Update
I can't believe February is officially over! Although I didn't accomplish my goal of an entire month of movement, I must say I am pretty darn proud of myself. I exercised 24 out of 28 days, and even if you don't count the days where I cleaned instead of doing a workout, I still exercised… Continue reading Month of Movement: Week 4 Wrap Up
Well, this week was my first official week with two no movement days. And while I am frustrated that I missed two days, I am also really proud of myself. I mean... we're talking going from working out 3 days a week at the maximum since August 2013, and most weeks not working out at… Continue reading Month of Movement: Week 3 Wrap Up