Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A Rough Couple of Days

I know there's good and bad all the time. So let's get the bad out of the way first.

I have pink eye... I guess. I've never had it and my dr. wasn't quite sure at first that's what it was but she's treating it as if it is. The problem is, I think it's more because I just feel like crap in general. I have no energy and have to admit that I'm a little down because of it. I was going 150 mph before this happened, between school, work, running, and losing weight so as usual, my body has decided to make me slow down.

There's more good than bad though. I've lost 21 lbs and the running is going well. I'm very proud of myself and have been working very hard losing weight. I'm still not eating processed carbs or sugar and while some days are extremely difficult, other days aren't. That's life in general though for everyone. You have to take the good with the bad.

School has been very challenging but I knew it would be taking a compressed class. I'm working hard and I will get through it. There are only 2 weeks left of this one and then I start another but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

I'm very excited that I've booked a trip for us to go to Curacao in December. I'm hoping to be very bathing suit-ready and I might even wear a 2-piece for the first time in my life!

That's it for now. I'll write again soon.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Progress and Dreams

Everything is going well. I’ve lost more weight (down 14 lbs total and 37 to go!), I’ve been keeping up with running, and I feel better in general. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do about Couch 2 5k since I’ve been on the fence about using that program, because for the future, I want to use the Jeff Galloway Run/Walk method of 1 min run/1 min walk. I decided to get a timer app for my phone that I can customize to notify me to run or walk after each minute. I’ve used It once and it worked well so far. I figured I should train now the way I want to run later.

I also started school again last week. I’m attending Arizona State online now and my first class is Abnormal Psychology. It’s very intense because it’s a compressed summer class (only 6 weeks) but I had to start with a summer class because I was going to have to start paying back my student loans since it had been almost 6 months since I last attended classes through Plattsburgh. Juggling the class, life, work and running is a challenge but I’m keeping at it. Eating better has been easier the last 2 weeks since I haven’t been PMS’ing. That was definitely the roughest it’s been so far. 

I’ve been listening to some trail running podcasts. My dream is to start doing trail running and long distance runs on the trails at some point. I have no doubt that I will get there. Things have been going so well and the weight has been coming off, which will make running easier as time goes on. The less weight I have to carry, the better.

I also registered for two races to keep myself motivated. One is a 5k at the end of September and the other is a 10k at the beginning of October. I should be ready by then to tackle these new challenges!