Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Week 1 goals recap

Week one went well.  I stayed on track with my exercise and food.  I think tracking in the paper journal helps SO MUCH.  I got my new tracker in the mail and I had to laugh when I opened up the cover.

I'm considering adding in there - "and don't schtoop your maid for 15 years secretly."  Regardless of Mr. Schwarzenegger's input this is a really good diet journal! The cover is discreet and it has pages enough for 200+ days of tracking.  

Another of my goals for January and 2013 is to stay off Facebook.  I have struggled with this previously, and I finally found a computer program that helps!  It's called Cold Turkey and it blocks websites you want to avoid.  Unlike other software that does this, it's very hard to bypass so it actually works lol.  

Another goal that I am working on is reading 52 books in 2013.  I read Soul Stalker, by Laura Kreitzer last week and it was very good.  It is a science fiction/fantasy/paranormal type book about "angels" so if that's not your thing then you probably would not like it.  It's very well written.  Not too much smut (sometimes I wish it had more smut.....), very classy books.  This week I am working on Abyss, the next book in that series.  I'm almost done with it so I might actually start another this week.

Happy Wednesday! I have to get some work done so I can take my kiddo to the doctor. Cross your fingers he doesn't have the flu!

I will leave you with Milo and his "beloved" blankie.  (Boy has issues with this blanket, and I cannot wait to get him neutered on January 17!!)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy Sunday!

Where did the weekend go!?!?  Today I cleaned some but more importantly I hung out on the couch and read on my book for a few hours!  Then I went to the gym.  It was a great day! For dinner we had chicken burgers with tzatziki sauce and those were great!  They were loosely based on THIS recipe.

Now I gotta get going!  I have a date with my couch and Biggest Loser! 

Friday, January 4, 2013


I ordered a teeny bikini! I was hoping it would be motivation to keep me going!  I can daydream about myself wearing it next summer!


So in an effort to do better with my eating I decided to use the paper journal they gave me when I signed up at the gym to track my food and exercise.  I have all the apps on my phone, iPad etc....but I just don't use them.  It just seems much easier to keep the paper journal on my desk.

So far so good!! I even ordered another for when this one runs out.  I'm down 2 pounds this week so far.  I skipped the gym last night and did the Spartan WOD workout with hubby.....modified because I CANNOT do 400 lunges. It was a good workout though! But I am looking forward to going back to the gym tonight! 

Monica over at Run, Eat, Repeat was talking about the RNR New Orleans Marathon this morning.  Funny because just yesterday I was daydreaming about our roadtrip last June that took us through Nola.  I am jonesing to go back!!  IN A MAJOR WAY.

If the RNR Nola was not next month I would totally pick that as my half for this year, but I'm looking for a half in the fall, so maybe Portland.....In the meantime I'll just be sitting over here daydreaming....and planning my next roadtrip. (and bombarding hubby with text messages about said roadtrip!) :)

Another of my resolutions for this year that I failed to tell you guys about is my goal to read 52 books this year!  A book a week!  I will recap my book for the first week of January on Monday and tell you about the book I'll be starting for the coming week.  This week I'm reading Book 2 of the Timeless series by Laura Kreitzer: Soul Stalker.  Good book!  I will finish it up on Sunday!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a lovely New Year's Eve, etc.  I have been feeling crummy, but I feel better now.  I skipped the gym yesterday because I knew I couldn't do it; I'll be back in there tonight though! I am not lacking in motivation for going to the gym, but I am lacking in motivation for running and eating right!  I'm still "run shy" since that run in November that sucked!! :(  I really need to get back on it.  I need to come up with a plan of attack.  I think for starters I'll just focus on doing 1.5 miles on the treadmill every time I go to the gym.  

Here are the goals for January 2013:
1. Go to the gym at least 5 times a week.  (This is going to be tough because hubby will be gone for 2 weeks mid January).
2. Stay off Facebook!
3. Run at least 30 miles.
4. Eat "clean." 
5. Be more organized.

What are your goals for January?

Sushi says Happy New Year!!

Carly wonders why I haven't introduced her to you peoples...Sorry Carly.  :( My bad.

Friday, December 28, 2012


First of all, I wanted to tell you about something I'm super excited about!  Run with Jess is hosting a weight loss challenge on DietBet that starts Monday.  The buy in is only $10 and so far the pot is up to $1980!!!  All you have to do for a cut of the pot is loose 4% of your weight in 4 weeks.  I already bought in!  Will you??

Do you make resolutions?  Last year I told myself I would get down to my goal weight and lead a healthier lifestyle in 2012.  Well, while I did not get to my goal weight (I am pretty sure I'm the exact same weight as last December!) I AM leading a healthier lifestyle.  I started running in May of this year and have done four 5ks since then.  

My goals for 2013 are:

1. Get to goal weight!! 
2. Tough Mudder.
3. Half marathon.
4. Work more efficiently.
5. Figure out how to cut loose and enjoy myself!

What are your goals for 2013?  

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Long Time No See!!

Sorry I've been MIA!! The holidays kept me busy!! The juice fast did not last long. :(. I made it about 7 hours and the bathroom issues got to me!! I joined the gym on Saturday though! Really glad I did. I've gone 3 times so far and I love it!!

LOBSTAH face!!!

We stayed home for Christmas and had a nice relaxing time. I got some cool running related stuff I'm excited to use!!

Now I just need to lay off the holiday goodies!!

Have a great Thursday!!