I don’t believe it’s FINALLY here. On Friday I will be heading down to FitBloggin’ for three days of fitness, healthy living, and learning–and getting to meet some of my favorite bloggers and brands IRL. Oh and did I mention copious amounts of fun? Yes, there will be lots of that I.am.sure.of.it.
FitBloggin’–this is what I look like! Please feel free to give me a high five, a hug, help off the ground after the CrossFit session does me in, or lavish gifts…I kid, I kid about the last part but I look forward to meeting all 299 plus of you!
I will be live blogging from the Refuel: Got Chocolate Milk session. Exciting! I can’t thank Roni Noone enough for planning such an awesome event. She is amazing, supportive, and I can’t wait to give her a hug in person. I’m a hugger. I hope she is too!
I am usually very Type A when it comes to preparing for any/all trips but I haven’t packed nothing. Nan. Zilch. So maybe I should get on that tonight! I am thinking lots of capris, sweat wicking training shirts, my trusty running sneakers, handbands, and of course some nightlife apparel because I plan on hitting a bar/nightclub/senior citizen’s Bingo Night (kidding) while I am down there. Also one of my best friends is coming for one night. I miss her something fierce and it will be so nice to catch up.
And for some odd reason I am running my first 5K. This should be very interesting to say the least.
Today I went to Weight Watchers to weigh in and…
Another five pound sticker! I have lost thirty pounds since last summer when I was my highest non-pregnant weight ever. It has been a tumultuous year but I refuse to give up! I am determined to lose 20 pounds before the New Year and then I will be a very healthy weight that I can maintain. But with weight loss comes additional loss. I lost a Weight Watchers point ::ugly cry::
I took some Before and After shots but I am in my skivvies and I am not quite sure I am ready for the world (nor is the world ready for it!) to see it…YET! I think a bigger Before and After will be my fifty pound loss. I know I am making excuses!
All in all I feel good about life. The boys have been back in school and my days while they are at school are productive and non-stop especially when I try to fit in work AND maintaining household AND going to the gym AND errands AND “me” time. Yeah, no idea what “me” time is but I did have an evening out with some local women for a Ladies Night Out. Half price martinis…and I only had ONE that I nursed the entire time. I pretty much have cut alcohol from my everyday life. No more daily glass(es) of wine or frozen margaritas (um, Holy Points, Batman!). I think this has a HUGE impact on how I lose weight. That martini was my first drink since Labor Day and since last week, I indulged in one Skinny Mojito while at lunch with one of my besties.
Back to “me” time—I went to the library (Note: I.heart.the.library. Hello old friend!) and picked up some books that I have wanted to read for a LONG time. I used to read voraciously and have made a promise to read at least a half hour a day.
I am super psyched to read By Any Greens Necessary. It probably won’t convince me to turn vegetarian or vegan. I am an unapologetic carnivore that realizes the errors of my ways but cannot give up the meat! I hope the book will influence me to eat.more.veggies. I am getting nowhere near 5 servings of fruits and veggies per day! This must change!
I feel like this sums up my feelings today and I hope to carry on these sentiments for a looongggg time.