Sweet new kicks


I went shopping with my mom today so she could get some new shoes. After not being able to find a second pair for herself, she had me pick out a new pair. Since I have been wearing the same pair of running shoes since March, I decided it was time for a new pair. I picked out the color run inspired pair of Asics that make my feel feel like I am walking on the clouds. People will definitely be able to see me coming walking down the road!

I didn’t get a chance to use them today. I haven’t quite been able to acclimate myself to New England Winters yet and there was a -2 degree windchill when I checked today so spending much time outside wasn’t in the clouds for me.

Even though I didn’t exercise today (unless competitive grocery shopping counts as working out), I wasn’t too bad on my diet. I was so busy running errands all day I didn’t really eat anything until dinner, and that was my only meal. I know it isn’t ideal, but at least I didn’t overeat, which at this point for me is an accomplishment.

I am going to bring a spare change of clothes with me to work tomorrow, hopefully I will be able to go on a walk and get a it of a workout in on my lunch breaks.

Right now I am only working part-time, 12 hours a day with an hour commute each way, so getting really good workouts in on those two days probably isn’t in the cards for me, but hopefully I will be able to make up for it the other days of the week.

Thanks again for all of the supportive messages you all left on my last post, I really appreciate it!


Fall down seven times, get up eight?


So it has been about four months since my last blog post, and a lot has changed in that time. They worst of those changes certainly being my diet and exercise habits. Not only have I fallen off the healthy living bandwagon, I’m pretty sure the damn thing has run me over. Repeatedly.

In the last few months I have eaten completely terribly, stopped taking care of myself, haven’t blogging and I honestly can’t remember the last time I got in a good workout. I’ve also put on 15 pounds I worked so hard to lose.

Now, there is no way in hell I am going to be able to meet my goal of losing 100 pounds in 2013, but I keep telling myself that it doesn’t matter how long it takes me to lose it, as long as it happens.

I know I need to start healthy living again, but right now it seems like it is an impossible task.

My first step was sitting down at my computer and writing this blog post. Writing every day here was so helpful, not only to get my thoughts and feelings out, but to read all of your blogs as well. It was inspiring. I need to start doing bot of these things again. Every day.

I sat down not knowing what I was going to write in this post. I guess I am writing to ask for your help. I need your help and encouragement to get myself going on the right track again. Every little bit helps.