Ever come across an old photo of yourself and wonder "Wow, I wish I could look like that again."? I find it funny how when I find old pictures of myself I laugh and internally chide myself for thinking I was fat back then when I was actually not at all!!! This picture is right before Evan proposed to me, so circa 2004 before marriage and babies.
Life has been hectic and busy in my world which has ensued in me being the worst blogger!!
Can we say S-L-A-C-K-E-R? :)
As I'm sitting here sorting out my thoughts my living room looks like I robbed Santa and the dining room is full of empty suitcases with stacks of folded clothes beside them or in other words....guess who is putting off packing and organizing for their Christmas trip later today? I'm very excited about this trip though, 12 days full of family, travel and sweet memories for A to have.
Speaking of Miss A, she turned the big 3 on Monday!!! Very exciting in our home and we now have more dolls and baby accessories then I would like to admit. I thought it was sweet though when as E was assembling her new doll size stroller she said "Look, mommy we go walk together now?!"
How I can not wait to get the ball moving on my running again. E and I have signed up for a few 5ks as I have mentioned in a previous post and once we're back from our trip we'll literally be hitting the ground running.
I hate that I took a 2 month hiatus from running and working out. I feel like all my efforts since August and those amazing 13 pounds I lost were for nothing. Yes, injuries happen and yes you will come across set backs but in the end it's truly up to you on how you handle those things and how you stay fit and eat healthy. Once my back injury threw me out of running, I sorta put my hands up with the holidays being so near and said "Meh" when I should have said "time to find other solutions until I'm back on board again"
I won't lie. I've purposely avoided the scale. I'm no fool, I know I've gained some if not all the weight back. As odd as it may seem though...I'm not sure I really care so much about it now. I still feel comfortable in my skin, I truly do like what I see in the mirror. Albeit it from time to time that's after a shower, some tweezing and a good 10 minutes sorting through a make-up bag but hey! it is what it is.
I think I'm more ready to break some running goals rather than focus on the weight part like I typically tend to do. I'm a firm believer in the whole "The reward is only what the work brings forth" type thing. Feel me?
I'm so excited for this New Year. Anyone else have a few goals they are wanting to set for New Years? Any resolutions? I mean, do people still do those or has America just completly stopped all things traditional?
I wish you all a wonderful and exciting Christmas and hope you enjoy it with your family. I'll be back around the 30th with some fun updates and pictures to share from my trip.