First and Foremost:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABBY!
My little girl turns 4!!!
This leads me to my post today:
I want to be here for her and her sister as long as I can.
I recently jogged (people walked it faster than I jogged it) my first 5K. I think I died a little - my legs took 4 days to heal. Note to self - you might want to try to train some before just trying to do it because it is free!
I realized that I am out of shape and eat like crap. I love food and hobbies that I sit down for, what can I say? I decided that even though I am not a fan of torture like running - the fact that it was so hard for me hurts. I used to be a competitive gymnast who could do anything it seemed. I know it will not happen like that again - but I would really like to be able to play with my kids without huffing and puffing the whole time.
My goal is to walk our town greenway at least 4 times a week and jog it 1 time a week. It is a paved 5K :)
I love food - all kinds of it and especially the fair food that is awful for you.
I hate water - HATE IT. Forced to drink it for those 8 years of gymnastics ruined me. But soda is going to kill me faster. No soda - or at least not one a day :) (or two if we are being honest). I bought myself a cute little cup for work and plan to drink water out of it because our water cooler is free to me and who doesn't want to drink out of a cute cup!!?? I am also going to start bringing my lunch to work because that keeps me from buying the crap they serve to us. If you can't tell what it is - how do you know it is healthy?? I have been buying more produce and less frozen, cooking more and heating up less, and even if I am not a fan of it - I will still eat it. I also can tell you I have been eating breakfast every morning - a cup of coffee and oatmeal - what a difference that makes! I am not hungry till lunch (most days) and can tell you I have lost weight just from cutting the soda and eating oatmeal - go me!
My plan is to continue this trend. I want to be a better version of me both inside and out. I just value some things more than I did and I am glad I got that point loud and clear about a month or so ago. I will never be the skinny girl after two kids - but I can be the healthy girl who has meat on her bones!
Craftiness happened last night as Nick was on staff duty - so you will see that post soon!!
Please don't forget to sign up for the giveaway from Emma's Boutique from yesterday found