First off, I am typing this on my iPad and its terrible. My desktop is being a punk and my laptop is too.
One year ago today I started going to the gym. It has been 365 days of exercising, clean eating, and struggling.
I have put my healthy habits aside for the holidays. I decided that I had deprived myself all year and I wasn't going to do that during the holidays. I said that I knew I would gain weight, and I'd be ok with it as long as it was less an 10 pounds.
I went to the gym for the first time in a while today. I weighed before I got started. I gained weight. It was less than ten pounds, but I was not ok with it.
I worked hard to get that weight off and carelessly put it back on. I did realize that I probably would have but on that weight anyway drying the holidays (you know like if I didn't lose the weight) and it would be a lot worse.
I don't believe in Resolutions. They always fall apart. I believe in goals. I do have goals for 2014. Here are some of my goals. I am sure they will change throughout the year, but as of today here they are.
*Lose 50 pounds
*Do a half marathon
*Complete more 5Ks
*Exercise 3-5 times a week
I know that's not an extensive list or anything, but that's the five important things to me right now. It helps me be accountable sharing them
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Started going to the gym
Saw Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line in Southaven with Summer and Katie.
Met Florida Georgia Line
Saw Mary Poppins
Started Women Can Run
Went tomNashville (was supposed to see Lady Gaga but she canceled)
Visited Tiffany's and got me a pretty
Went on one of my two trips to Josie's
Had a snowy Spring Break
Made my only trip to the Memphis zoo
Celebrated my 27th birthday.
Went to a Scottish Festival with Katie.
Went to Nashville to see Gary Allan at the Ryman. I MET GARY ALLAN. We had breakfast at The Pancake Pantry, shopped, went to Johnny and June's graves and found out where Gary Allan lives.
Ran in my first 5K
Graduated with my Masters
Katie and I took are second annual Hardy trip
Went to the Opry and Fan Fair during CMA Fest week. Saw Carrie Underwood, Charlie Pride, and Jerrod Niemann. Met Mark Wills and Jason Thompson.
Went to the beach :). Got a massive sunburn (my lip swelled) and a henna tattoo
Reconnected with some old friends, we now see each other once a month
Saw Gary Allan in Tunica
Did a Glow in the Dark 5K
Went to St. Louis. Saw the Backstreet Boys in concert with Katie. Stayed in the same hotel as Pauly D.
Started my first year as a second grade teacher
Went to Nashville, again
Had a root canal :(
Discovered How I Meet Your Mother
Saw Buddy Holly
Did the Race for the Cure in Little Rock. My mom is a 16 year breast cancer survivor and just plain awesome.
Saw Joe Nichols at Fall on Beale
Black Friday Shopped with mom and Michael
Forced to cancel my Nashville trip due to the white death
Went to hot yoga