Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Happy Birthday!

I brought Strawberry Shortcake in for a birthday treat at work. Then spent the evening having dinner surrounded by friends. I hope you are all having a wonderful week!

Monday, June 22, 2015

New Experiences

If you have read my previous posts you know life has been crazy these past 6 weeks. Eventually I will share what is happening, but I am just not ready yet. The good news is I have some amazing family and friends and they have been with me every step of the way. God bless every one of them!

I have been staying very busy, but here are some of things I have been up to over the past month. The first is coloring! Yes, I said coloring. My friend, Angie, told me about these adult coloring books. So one night Lyndsey, Angie, and I had a drink and colored. Needless to say I haven't stopped since then. I have been coming home coloring and watching Friends for weeks. I am apparently the only person who hasn't watched Friends and I fell in love with it. So that has been my therapy!

One weekend I kind of pushed myself on my friend & trainer, Lyndsey. You think I would think something like that through! She is a trainer! I figured her family and I would just hang out. Oh no! Not her! Sit around? HA! So she told me we were going kayaking. Ugh, what? I don't swim very well and the thought of getting in a dinky boat in water was not appealing. She of course talked me into it. When I told my Mom the first question she asked me was "Do you have life insurance?"

So Saturday it was raining so Lyndsey thought we'd paint nails unless it cleared up. Paint nails? Game on! However, by the time evening rolled around it was beautiful out. So needless to say she fed me an amazing meal and we headed out. I was scared! I did a circle or two before catching on to what Lyndsey told me. It wasn't until about half way through our circle around the lake that I relaxed. I would definitely do it again. It would be nice to know how to swim though! :)

When we got back to Lyndsey's house that night she made us Frozen Pineapple Whip for dessert. This was amazing! It was so refreshing! I really need to get a food processor so I can make this every night in the summer! :) 

This Saturday I went strawberry picking with my one of my favorite kids, Addison! Lyndsey, Addison (Lyndsey's daughter), and I went to pick strawberries this past Saturday! I got quite a bit. I love Michigan strawberries! LOVE! I have some already cut up for my greek yogurt and granola this week! I am going to freeze some too!

Have you done anything new lately? Tried anything new?

Monday, June 15, 2015

Checking In

I am not sure how we are already half way through 2015!! Crazy! This year has not been easy for me personally so I am planning on the last half of the year being amazing. Currently I am still planning on loosing the last 30 pounds before the end of the year. One step at a time.

Last week I did get my workouts in and I cooked for myself. High five! Although I need to eat better it was nice to actually have food in the house. Now to incorporate the veggies and fruit back in my diet!

Workout Recap:
Monday (6/8/15) - Strength Workout with Personal Trainer (60 min)
Tuesday (6/9/15) - Walk / Run (60 min)
Thursday (6/11/15) - Walk (60 min)
Saturday (6/13/15) - Spinning Class (50 min) & Strength Class (50 min)

I need to be better about tracking my food in MyFitness Pal. So I am going to continue to work on that this week. I am also going to focus on my meals and getting a good night sleep during the week. I have been having nightmares and getting to bed late. Things are slowly getting better for me, but I realize it is a process. Not once have I felt guilty and I will never feel guilty about it. In the end I got back up. All this did is prove to me this is a lifetime journey for me. I am strong!

How was your week? Did you get your workouts in for the week? Did you eat well?

Monday, June 8, 2015

May & June 2015 Goals

I know I am late on my June Goals; May has been a crazy month! It has been one of the hardest in my life and I would never wish what I have been going through on anyone. I am working through it though and will be a better person for it in the end. Until then I am taking one step at a time. 

Unfortunately as far as May goals are concerned I did not do any of them. My world was turned upside down and inside out the first week of May. I will explain at a later time, but I am not ready to get into quite yet. My workouts have been rare and my eating horrible. 

May Goals:
  • Continue to work on decreasing my 5K time (under 40 minutes)
  • Plan my meals weekly (lunch, dinner, & snacks)
  • Eat healthy & stay around macronutrients (carbs, fat, & protein) for 10+ days
  • Push myself in strength training

I only ran once in May on 5/31/15 and I wasn't worried about my time. At that point my  goal was just to run since I haven't been getting my workouts in at all. My old eating habits have come back to haunt me too. There was the first week when everything happened when I was so anxious I was hardly able to eat and lost over six pounds. Ever since then I have been eating pizza, ice cream, drinking pop, and more. 

So my June goals are all about picking myself back up. I am not looking to do anything above and beyond. I am just going to try and get back on track. It may be slow, but I will take it one step at a time.

June Goals:
  • Workout 3-4 times per week 
  • Start cooking and eating healthy
  • Track meals in MyFitness Pal daily

What are your June Goals? How did you do in May?