Small Hiatus but im back!

I just read my last blog post and I had tears coming from my eyes. That was a damn good blog post and even though it has only been 2 months since I posted that blog so many things have changed.
Well first, I can check a few more things off of my to-do list for this year. Not only did I move but I also bought a new car. Yay! This was extremely needed because I have been sharing a car with my boyfriend for years, and we are both taking a breath of fresh air. We have an amazing home and I can’t help but to Thank God day after day for all of the many blessings he has bestowed upon us. For a while I have been so happy that I have been shouting “I HAVE AN AMAZING LIFE” Just thinking about my journey these past few months make me smile.
Now that things have calmed down and we have settled into our new place I have been focusing more on what I would like to accomplish as far as my career. College being my most challenging decision.
I understand that college is a great experience. You learn a lot, you meet many people, and you start to embark on a mission to be great in your field. My dilemma is that I don’t know what I truly would like to be. I don’t want to settle and pay thousands of dollars back if I will not love what im doing. I have done research on becoming a teacher, a doctor, a real estate agent, a nurse, an executive assistant. None of them fit. Even when I try to force it, I really don’t want to be those things. To be absolutely honest, I would rather be a house-wife/stay at home mom. But who has the money for all of that? Not I said the cat. I am sure that I will fall in love with something. It all takes time. In the meantime I have been doing tons of research on how to start a self hosted blog. Pinterest is like a blogging library. It has everything you need to know about setting up your own blog. Unfortunately it is more expensive than how they describe. $3.95 a month? Yeah right. More like $3.95 a month for 36 months, and by the way they want it in advance. The day will come soon enough…

That moment when you realize summer is only a few months away #GETFIT #FITFABNOW

“I can’t wait until the summer! I am so sick of this cold weather.”

Looks down at your beer belly.

“Never mind.”

I am overjoyed that summer is coming but I did not stick with my winter workout plan, so that I could be prepared for this summer. I have gained an additional 30 pounds since last year. It will take me by the fall to lose at least 30 to 50 pounds (when your already over weight you lose more pounds vs. women who are at a more healthy weight). I want to start over! Do we get do-overs? Of course not, ya snooze you lose! I am no where near bathing suit ready. I literally just started working out this month!

I am back to documenting my weight loss journey. Last April I purchased a treadmill that I thought I would use. I heard Tyra Banks saying how when she watches her favorite television shows, instead of sitting on the couch, she runs. It makes the time go by faster, and she is able to breeze through her workouts. I tried and failed. There is just something about going to the gym to do something as simple as running that pumps me up. Because when I am at the gym, I actually want to do something that is going to get my heart pumping. So now that I realized this, what the crap am I going to do with my treadmill? I don’t want to sell it for half of what it is worth! I’ll figure it out.

I am back on my C25K app. I just started today and my legs were giving out on me. I have tried and failed my app, but I hope I am able to stick to it. I really want to complete these few weeks and see if I am actually able to run 30 minutes straight by the end of this app. I will keep you guys updated on my weight loss during this week and also how my body adapts to my workouts. I am still a beginner but hopefully my muscles will adapt well with the change. Right now, I don’t care how fast I can run, as long as I am able to run more than 2 minutes straight.

I have also been doing strength training. I know a lot of trainers suggest that I walk first, jog if I can. Do more cardio at first, but I love strength training more. It is much easier for me as well. Cardio can be hard on my legs and my knees. I have also been trying to get into the habit of cycling. There is no way I will be attending a cycle class anytime soon. I am extremely intimidated, and i am fine with that. I feel as though I am too overweight for most of the classes that they offer. But once I drop 50 pounds, I will start participating in them. Right now, I have so much flubber it is hard for me to even sit in certain positions. I would love to try out yoga, and things like that. But I honestly feel as though I am too overweight to try them.

Besides, summer is only a few months away, and if I can successfully complete my C25K by the summer, I will be one happy camper.

Now onto my diet. Okay, I have no diet. It is really challenging to stick to a diet if I don’t meal prep. So the next time I go grocery shopping I will purchase foods so that I can meal prep. I feel like im on a scavenger hunt looking for something healthy, and when I can’t find it I turn for the worse. I have been excellent at eating at work which is surprising. I eat a salad everyday for lunch because that is the only healthy item they serve in there, and I have fruit for my 2 snacks during the day. Breakfast is usually quick and easy, and dinner is where I simply eat moderately and avoid anything deep fried.

That is all I have for my new and improved #W8UPD8 LOL! I will try my best to update every Wednesday.