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I had a really good work out this morning. The hubbs and I woke up at 530 this morning and were at the gym by 6 am! It was fabulous! I am really enjoying waking up early and getting a work out in. I have been working on the couch to 5k program because one of my major goals is to run at least one 5k this year. I WILL DO IT. I feel almost this compulsion to run. I just want to be running all the time and I have no idea why. It is hard and it hurts but when I am done the feeling is amazing (even in I only ran for 8 out of the 30 minutes). I have the cardio part down, I just really need to work on my strength training. Weights are like a foreign language to me, I understand the concept yet I am to self-conscious and unsure to use them. I have been watching different videos online and building an easy mini weight routine that I can do.

I feel the momentum and it keeps me pushing on in this quest.


fun day filled with music, friends and Cinnamon raisin bread

Today was a loooong day. I didn't get any exercise in today but that is ok. I worked for 5 hours yesterday so I think that will count for today. Chris had church this morning so I went along. Him, our new friend and I have found this AWESOME place to have breakfast afterwards so that is what we did. It is called Good Friends Cafe. Can I just say- If you are ever in the area, please go! Their food is to die for! They make cinnamon raisin bread home made and corn beef hash also TOTALLY home made! The bread.. its like a food-gasm for your mouth.

After that Hubby had an Italian recital to do with his on and off voice coach. He had a lesson last week for something different and his teacher said hey come do the Italian recital... in a week. I am so proud or Christopher. He is so talented and listening to him sing make me fall in love with him all over again.

I made this for dinner tonight :
not my photography

Super yummy and easy to make! I might make the dressing in a large batch and put it on salad it was so good! I think I figured out one of my "issues". I eat because I like the taste of something, not out of hunger. I had half a pita and it was definitely enough for me but I thought to myself... "That was sooo good I want the other half".. I had to stop myself and think. Was I hungry? Not really. I just want to taste it some more. I need to learn to control that part of me. The part that really just enjoys food for no other reason that it tastes good. Why eat it if I am not hungry? Why have one more bite if I don't really need it. Tomorrow will be a bright and early gym day filled with finishing up some work before I go back to school and then off to my job.. that i love (not) oh so much.
see you on the flip side :)
*go confidently in the direction of your dreams* live the life you've imagined*- Thoreau


my friday 5

  1. What was the most recent thing to go past its expiration date in your pantry? lots of things. Hubby and I are trying to do more cooking and this means more throwing away of old things.
  2. When does your excitement about the new year usually expire? It has already expired :(
  3. What valued possession seems to be on the verge of expiration? my car... I am going to need a new one in the next couple of years ;(
  4. When does your current driver’s license expire? 2015
  5. What subscription, membership, permit, policy, or other dated document are you most likely to allow to expire next without renewal? Probably the magazine my husband gets

reality check

I had a doctors appointment yesterday and to say the least.. I HATE going to the doctors. Every one that I have had tells me in one way or another that I need to drop some weight. Yes, I know I am not as slender as I should be, trust me, it is painfully obvious every time I look in the mirror. I was finally getting to the point where I could be comfortable with my self and embrace my curves the way I should and then yesterday happened.

My blood pressure was high

It was she scariest feeling I have ever had. Was my weight finally effecting my health? I am a nursing student so I am well versed in the damage that high blood pressure can cause. And believe me, I don't want any of those things. I really think this was the kick in the ass I needed. It is no longer about how I look, or the skinny jeans that I just WISH I fit into. It is about my health and well being. I NEED to drop some pounds now.

Today began my journey (that has been begun and forgotten about many times). My husband and I bot agreed upon a gym schedule that works for us. I know that he and I are more likely to continue if we do this together. I am also using for fitness and nutrition tracking. Actually putting in some thought about what I am eating and having to record it really makes me pay attention. I don't really have a major weight loss goal at the moment. Just getting healthier is my main objective.

I can do this!
I will do this!
I am doing it!