Nobody cares if you're not a good dancer. Just get up and dance. The same holds true for racing. Whether first or last, we all cross that same finish line. Just get out there and run.
- Dean Karnazes

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

I want to start out by saying a big thank you to the men and women serving and whom have served their country, many who have paid the ultimate price fighting for what they believe in. I thank them for their strength, bravery and sacrifice. I thank the families of these brave men and women, because they too have to sacrifice so much. 

Today, has been a great day. I kicked off the day by driving to Fayetteville to go to Zumba this morning. It was so much fun, the energy at that gym is just infectious. I rushed home with Bella to pick my husband up and we headed out to Cochran Mill Nature Center. We should have called or checked ahead of time before driving out there because when we got there, it was closed for the holiday. We ended up at Cochran Mill Park with Bella, and let her run wild for a bit. Not quite what we had in mind, but it was enjoyable none the less. It was nice to be able to spend some time as a family. Now, we're home and Miss Bella wants to go do something else, so I am trying to come up with something to do with her. This might be a long summer....

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Another Wonderful Day

Just be forewarned that this is going to be a slightly boring entry, but I said that I would blog about the entire training process so here it goes. I met up with Amy today and had a training session with her along with day 5 of C25K. I really appreciate that she came into work on a Sunday, because I know that has to suck. The running was kicked up a notch today, although I don't have the speed at least I was running. After the fun and games with Amy, we both went to Groove. Once again, we all got unleashed the inner Disco Diva because we had that super fun disco mash up, I LOVE IT! 

Also, let it be noted that I dropped 2 pounds since last Sunday.... WOOT WOOT. I am getting closer to my next weight loss goal. I won't post what I am planning on doing just yet, but it's going to be good. Have to keep working on kicking butt! I have 270 days left....

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Low Key For The Most Part

Yesterday was pretty low key in terms of gym and training related stuff. I was only able to make to Groove class in the evening. The little one had her end of year party at school, so I didn't make it to my regular Friday morning class. The class was just so much fun, one of the songs was a disco mash up, and you know as well as I do that letting out the inner disco diva is a BLAST. 

As for today, I hit Zumba in the morning. I wanted to get on the treadmill afterwards to go ahead and finish up the C25K for today, but it just was not going to happen. I will get it done tonight because I was wiped and I just wanted to get home and get some work done. When I got home, the little one slammed her thumb in the car door and we ended up at the after hours clinic to have her thumb looked at because it was so swollen and I was worried about broken blood vessels or something. That might have been over protective of me, but better safe than sorry. The joys of motherhood...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I Should Probably Just Let This One Go...

I should probably just let this one go, but I am still just so angry/hurt that I don't think I can. I was at waiting for B at Kumon and there was a nanny and the little girl she looks after in the waiting area. The little girl keeps staring at me and staring at me, normal stuff, she's little. Then she asks nanny why I had a big belly, to which nanny answers... "she has a baby in her belly". Let me clarify by stating that I am definitely NOT pregnant. So, I sit there and just ignore it, trying to be civil, but nanny wasn't going to stop at just that. She goes on to tell the little girl "she might have more than one baby in her belly", and of course this sets the little girl off and she is going on and on about it, and in turn so does nanny. I wanted to cry and punch nanny all at the same time. I am not pregnant, I am just regular fat!!!

Taking It All In Stride

My trainer and I had to reschedule yesterday's session, which is fine. Gotta go with the flow, right? I ended up using the time to run some errands and finish some work, but I did put off my C25K. I went to Zumba in the afternoon and I shook it like it was for sale and the rent is due. Then yesterday evening I got together with some friends and we celebrated the end of the school year with some Hello Kitty wine. Nothing says good times quite like two half bottles of sparkling Hello Kitty wine. In case Amy is reading this, the person who said they drank was not me, and I certainly did NOT eat two mini cupcakes, it was someone else who looks a lot like me but isn't as awesome as I am. 

As for today, things went more or less according to plan. I had a physical this morning, and I am pretty certain that the doctor thinks that I am a nut job because I told her about the half marathon and she said she was fine with it but she laughed. I will try and ignore the fact that she laughed and focus on the ok she gave me. That means that I have officially consulted my physician and all systems are go for February. WOOHOO!!! I hit Groove class this morning, which I just LOVE. Then I finally got in day 4 of C25K, and it wasn't too bad. I am typing this, so we know that I am not dead... SCORE! One more class this evening and then I will be done like dinner. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I Was So Excited And I Just Couldn't Hide It

I could hardly contain my excitement yesterday when the wonderful FedEx guy dropped off a package with some very special contents. It was one of the new bras that I ordered! I was on the phone with Jen, she was such a trooper because I had her on the phone when I was trying it on and gushing about it. Jen, not for anything but it takes a special kind of friend to listen to all that... thanks. Anyways, the true test for the new "over the shoulder boulder holder" was wearing it through both Active and Zumba class last night. Let me tell you it did not disappoint! It was exciting to not have to wear two bras or having the girls knock me out. WOOHOO!!! 

After I got over the excitement of the new bra, it was time to focus on the classes. Group Active was fun, it flew by and I managed to stay on my step, so it was a win all around. Zumba as always was a blast. I did manage to send my glasses flying across the floor which was not even the least bit embarrassing. *Note to self* it might be time to call the eye doctor and consider contacts. I don't think that my glasses or my pride could take an incident like that again. 

This morning is shaping up to be a bang up one. After I take the guinea pig to Bella's school for show and tell, and drop off some cupcakes for her un-birthday celebration, I have to train with Amy and get in my C25K training as well. I'll leave you with this fun video from the Divine Miss M. LOVE HER!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It Takes All Kinds

There are many kinds of people that we come across in our day to day lives who can have such a huge impact on our day, and even on our life. Now, these can be positive or negative impacts. The funny thing is that most of these people have absolutely no idea that they have touched your life at all. I am really grateful for the wonderful and not so wonderful people I come in contact with everyday. 

I know it's weird to be grateful for the people who just plain suck, but I am. The people who are mean spirited and try to bring me down actually make me want to work harder towards my goals. I know it probably makes me petty but I really get my kicks by proving those people wrong. Here's a cheese ball saying I heard from someone "haters, you are my motivators". It's true! 

Then there are the wonderful people that I come across on a day to day basis. These are the people who can make even the worst day a million times better, with their words and actions. I am forever grateful for these people because they are the people who keep me on track and help me put life in perspective. All it takes is a smile, some kind words, or a little time to listen which makes everything better. I can only hope that I can help make someones day like that.

Last night, I had two people who made a great day even better. I doubt that these two women even knew that they helped me out as much as they did. One of them was so supportive when I told her about something I plan on doing in the hopefully near future. I'll share my plans with everyone, but I'm just not ready to share with everyone just yet. Anyways, she was such a wonderful listener and very supportive, it was so great to share this with someone without feeling a complete nut job. The second said something to me over a text message last night that really helped me regroup and rethink something I was a little miffed about. It was just a simple text message but it was exactly what I needed to hear to help me shift my focus to the positive before I started to slip towards the negative and assume the worst. It's simple things like that which have such a positive impact on a person, and how can I not be grateful for that. 

I am so blessed to have so many incredible people in my life.

Monday, May 24, 2010

It Makes All The Difference...

I trained with my wonderful trainer Amy today, we worked it out today. We started by doing day 3 of C25K training. First of all, what a difference it made to have someone there cheering me on, talking to me and helping me stay focused. There was no wimping out today, it just wasn't in the cards, and having Amy push me helped me get it done. I ran more than I had the last two days of training and I was surprised at myself. As of right now, I am still destined for the loser bus, but then again I just started training, so I am not too worried about it just yet. Give me a few more months and I will beat that bus and get my tiara shaped medal. During our time on the treadmill, I was telling Amy that I will wear that damn medal everywhere for about a week or so after the race, I might even wear the race shirt as well. Just remember that if you see me that first week of March 2011, and I look like a crazy person with a dirty t-shirt and wearing a medal at Target or the grocery store, it's just part of the post run celebration. 

After the C25K training, we had my regular training to do. I am pretty darn sure that I will be feeling this tomorrow. We went up in weight on some things, and I can already feel it, so tomorrow should be good times. That was just my morning workout, I am going back this evening for Zumba. I can't wait! 

Lastly, for those of you who were wondering there are 276 days until the fun in Florida begins. In the words of my five year old... peace out pickles!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

It's A Beautiful Day

First things first, I have taken care of one of the issues since my last post. I did some research and found out that some other well endowed runners like the bras from Moving Comfort. So, I used the bra finder tool and found two styles that should work well for me. This is the Maia bra they recommended and here is the Fiona bra the also recommended, I ordered one of each to try out. I also saw some people talking about the Enell bras, but I decided to try the others first. I am excited about the prospect of not having to wear two bras.

Today consisted of going to Groove class in the afternoon and then hitting the bikes for a little while afterwards. I had the intentions of running and didn't, I will be making up for it tomorrow. Even though I did not get in day 3 of C25K, I am not worried about it, I will just hit it hard tomorrow. Groove class was just so much fun, and put me in such a good head space that I can't be bothered to worry about anything else tonight. I really love all the dance related classes. I've said it before and I will say it again, I love any excuse to shake it. *insert booty dance here*

Friday, May 21, 2010

Boobs, Wedgies and Other Issues

*WARNING - This post maybe a little TMI, read at your own risk. Don't say I didn't warn you!*

I finished day 2 of C25K training, but just barely. I had some issues today which I need to address asap. First of all, my boobs! I had to wear two bras to keep the girls in check but it was friggin' HOT. If I only wear one bra there is a good chance that the boobs would knock me out. The last thing I want is a concussion from a flying boob, it wouldn't be pretty. Secondly, I had the worst wedgie while I was doing the walk/jog business. I think it's time to get some new undies, because it was an awkward and uncomfortable situation. I can't be running around picking out wedgies, it's just not right for me or those who may have the misfortune to see me doing it. 

The other issues I had today had to do with my ability to run. Like I've said before I am not a runner, so it's just going to take time for me to get there. Plus, I think that I am going to have to start training on the treadmills on days that are too hot and humid. The weather cleared up long enough for me to get outside to run, and it was miserable. Also, I was very distracted today and all I could think about was how at the pace that I was going I was surely going to get picked up by the "loser" bus. I started out the training today with a bad attitude which just seemed to amplify today's troubles. 

Enough whining though, it's going to get better and I will become a runner. Have to try to let today's troubles pass, stay positive and focused.

Shake It Like A Salt Shaker

I had one of my favorite classes yesterday evening... Zumba. I like any excuse to shake it, but shaking it for fun and exercise is even better. I really can't help but smile and forget about the day's troubles when I'm at Zumba or Groove class. There is just something about dancing that makes me happy, it doesn't matter if I look like a doofus or if I can't follow the steps. It's just fun! It is so cool that I have some different options for a fun workout that doesn't feel like a chore. I'm headed to the gym again this morning to shake it like a salt shaker for another zumba class this morning. 

As for the training, it's a dreary day today so I am going to have to take Day 2 of C25K to the treadmill this morning. I would prefer to run outside but I'm going to suck it up and put on my big girl panties. 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Starting Out

Today is the first day of the "Couch to 5K" program I've started. My thinking is that starting with a C25K program is a good way to transition into running, because I am not a runner but I will be. I just got back from my first run/walk, and I am not dead so we will chalk that one up as a win.

Let me give you a little background on myself. I started my weight loss journey in January, and oddly enough it wasn't a resolution, I was just fed up with the way I was looking and feeling. I joined a gym and hired an awesome trainer. I've lost a LOT of weight and it's still coming off. More importantly, I am starting to feel so much better physically and about myself. 

Here's a picture I took the week I joined the gym, it's not a full body photo but you get they idea. 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run"

Not only am I great at quoting Forrest Gump, I am actually going to start running like Forrest too. My friend Jen and I were chatting today and somehow we ended up talking about setting goals for ourselves. We decided to make running a half marathon our goal. February 25th through 27th Jen and I will be at Disney World wearing our tiaras and tutus and running our hearts out so we won't get picked up by the loser bus.

I'll keep a log of my training, up and downs here for the whole world to see.

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