Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I am a total slacker!

It's been over two weeks since I've last posted. I am terrible and I'm sorry. I wonder if people who post frequently (6-7 times a week) have full time jobs... and if they do, where on earth they find time to blog so much? If you are a reader, have a full time job and still blog 6-7 times a week, will you pretty-please share your secrets with me? I REALLY want to blog more often. Although I don't share much 'personal' stuff, it still gives me a sense of release to be able to type on here! 

In fitness news, training for the half is going really well. I ran 12 miles this past Friday. I had a little trouble on miles 1 and 10-11. The longer my runs get the more I enjoy it though. Does that make any sense? During the run I might be hating myself for it (not literally) but when I'm finished I have the greatest sense of accomplishment and SO much energy! It's fabulous! I have already decided I am signing up for another half marathon in the fall. Originally I had someone sign up for this half with me but she is no longer doing it. My original goal was just to finish with her (she has a slightly slower pace than me) but now that she is not doing it, I can't decide if I should set a time goal. I've never run a half marathon before, so regardless, it will be a PR for me :)

On another fitness note, I got Turbo Fire for my birthday and CAN'T WAIT to start the whole program. Seriously, watch the video, it will get you PUMPED! After consideration, I decided it would be too much if I were training for the half and started the program at the same time. So once the half is over, I am going to start the Turbo Fire program. I told my husband this WILL be the year I get a 6-pack! Years prior I've had a goal to be 'more defined' but my nutrition habits would not allow for that. I'm on a much better track for that to be obtainable! I may or may not post before and after pictures. Haha, maybe I'll take the pictures then see if my progression is worth posting!

A while back I wrote how I was on the hunt for a new gym bag. I finally got one. It isn't exactly what I was looking for, but it's actually working out really well for me! The main thing I wanted was for it to be a 'backpack' style and that's the one thing it doesn't have. Oh well. I still love it a bunch! I know you're dying to see what it looks like, right?!? Well, here she is!
a close up of the detail

It's actually a Thirty-One bag, the Cindy Tote to be exact. It gets the job done though!

On to the question you've all been wondering: Where have I been? Well, I've been working, spending time with my husband and family, spending (not nearly enough) time with Jesus, preparing and helping with a 'health' class each Thursday, continuing to train for the half marathon coming up in two weeks (YAY), showers and birthday parties, looking for new (clean) recipes, sleeping and somewhere in there trying to find some 'me-time'. Oh yes, and not in that order. I think about blogging often, the time just hasn't been there. So for those of you who are reading this and have stuck around in my absence, I will return again soon, but for now I leave you with a HUGE


  1. Life is busy and it's hard to blog! I'm lucky if I get to blog and post on other people's blogs on weekends! LOL I usually only write one or two blog posts a week unless I'm not busy! :0)

  2. I saw that you said you have used the Insanity program! What did you think of it?

    I try to post at least once a week, maybe twice, but that is about it!

  3. @Kayla I did not do Insanity for very long, only about a week. I have some issues with my left knee and with all the plyometrics they use, it just was not for me. It is a great program though. My sister, brother in law and mom are actually all doing the program right now. It lives up to its name =o)


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