So sorry for not posting a whole lot lately. It has been crazy. I have been super busy with work and then on the days that I actually have off, I am either trying to work on projects or out hiking just trying to find some refreshment from the craziness of working retail. I am realizing more and more that honestly, I am not meant for corporate retail. Things have just so tiring lately.
Anyway, I can’t remember if I have posted on here about TJ and I starting to run. Did I? Well, if I haven’t, we started running about a month ago. Nothing super fast or anything. I have an app on my phone called Runkeeper and we started a training program that is beginner to 5k. We ran 2 straight miles the other day. I must say I was proud of myself for that. Haha. I have never been a runner but I am realizing more as I get older that it is a great way to stay healthy for a lifetime. A month ago, I could not run 2 straight miles even if you begged me. So, needless to say, TJ, Faelyn and I are having fun running together. Getting all of us in shape.
I went for a run this morning, and after a particularly bad weekend at work, it was nice to pound out my frustration in some intervals. It really is a great stress reliever as well as exercise. You may not be a runner, but just get out there and move. Running is seriously doing wonders for my energy levels, emotional levels, stress levels, as well as overall fitness.
Other than that, I did try a new recipe recently. Post to come on that later!
I have been still reading. I actually put down a book so that I could touch base with you guys! Will make sure my reviews are up to date and my list as well! I can tell you right now, finishing the list on time just isn’t happening lol. I am still pushing for it but honestly, I don’t think I can read that many books. I am so terrible at this whole 52 books thing. I get so distracted and it just does not work out well.
Anyway, I will most definitely start posting more. Promise!
There is nothing like a dressing room mirror to bring you back to reality about how out of shape you actually are. It is a cruel mistress who just tells it like it is. She doesn’t hide anything or sugar coat anything, she just flat out tells you that your body is not the way it should be. Well, needless to say she and I had a meeting the other day and it was not a pretty one. Really put things into perspective for me. I am not in the position I used to be back in high school or even college. I have gotten lazy and just figured I had a great metabolism and would never gain weight. Well, that was complete ignorance. I am definitely being brutally honest here. There are areas where I have noticed more weight gain than others but now I’m really realizing how out of shape I am. Last night before I fell asleep I spent some time on pinterest (I’m telling you it is really bad having it on my phone now) and found this great exercise program for new or previous runners who have not run in a while. I have to get my cardio up and get back in shape so this seemed appealing.
Here is the link before I go any farther.
I saw it and it was on my mind last night and this morning. I was going to wait until TJ went to work but then realized he might enjoy doing some cardio with me. Wow, this exercise really proved how out of shape I am. The first day doesn’t sound that hard but I am telling, I was working for it and could feel my heart rate escalate for sure. I have a feeling we are going to stick with doing it. We may switch out their strengthening and ab workouts for ones that we already really enjoy but we both want to get back in shape and get running again and this is a great way to ease back into it I think. So, I will keep you up to date on how the week goes as we go through this routine. It is nice to have something to do with my hubby that isn’t P90X.
Update on 99 Things to be Thankful for about your Hubby:
I definitely have not realized how much I do not thank my hubby for stuffs. This is going just about as well as the 10 days of praying for you hubby. I feel like a horrible wife. I really do not build him up as much as I thought I did. Definitely a mindset to change.
We did go through a really funny list of questions together last night. Here is the link. It was fun just asking each other some silly and some serious questions that we honestly did not know the answer to. So, that one I found on pinterest as well. I am on a spree of doing stuff I actually found on pinterest. Crazy!
Well, I’m off.