Every year I set goals for myself... and although I find that putting it in writing makes a goal real, sometimes I'm too hard on myself when I don't hit them. So instead I'm going to write down ideas... some may really be goals, maybe they're just wishes and dreams... for what may come in… Continue reading My Ideas, Goals and Dreams for 2019
Your "Keeping It Real" dietitian is changing things up a bit - instead of posting about a food product that I love, I'm going to post about a workout that I love! With New Years resolutions in full force, many people that I know have decided that they want to take up running or get… Continue reading Stuff I Love: The Couch-2-5k Training Plan
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 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
I can't believe that February is halfway over! My body has been a-movin-and-a-groovin this past week. Here's a summary... Housework. Housework. Ran on the track at the gym. ZUMBA! Plus danced in my living room. :) Ran on the track at the gym. Ran mile outside to get ready for my 5k race then ZUMBA!… Continue reading Month of Movement: Week 2 Wrap Up
So I made it through my first week of my "Month of Movement". I had a lot of excuses to give up - I was planning a party, getting ready for an event, and to top it all off the State came in for our annual survey at work. But I didn't give up. I… Continue reading Month of Movement: Week 1 Wrap Up
I can't believe that it is already February. January flew by! Especially the last two weeks... and I have no blog entries to show for it. I also haven't been using MyFitnessPal and I missed a week of Zumba. Oh and we won't talk about my project 365... :( I have fallen into the resolutioner… Continue reading Month of Movement
As part of my goals for 2014 (check out my latest update) I want to run more. Specifically I want to run at least 3 times per week, I want to achieve a goal of running and/or walking 50 miles in a month, I want to run at least 3 races this year, AND I… Continue reading Ready To Go!
When I woke up this morning, I wasn't sure what my day would bring. It was cold outside, cold enough for snow. I hadn't gotten in any running in the last week because of work circumstances way beyond my control - more on that some other time. I wasn't completely sure of myself... but I… Continue reading A Goal Accomplished!
So remember how I wanted to get into the swing of things and run again? Yeah, I'm really slacking. I was doing great at first, but lately I've just been lacking motivation. When I get home from work I'd rather just be a slug most days than go out to the gym or run around… Continue reading My 5k Races
I'm not new to running. I've been a "runner-in-progress" for over 4 years now. My running started in January 0f 2008 when a friend of mine, Heather, decided to get healthy and lose weight. We started working out together, which included running. I remember a huge sense of accomplishment with her when I ran my… Continue reading My Challenge: 6 Weeks to a 5k