I’m not good at this whole ‘keeping to my word thing’. I don’t mean that in the ‘I’m not a reliable friend’ thing. I mean it in for this pathetic attempt at keeping up with the blog that I took so much time to set up. Grrrr it’s frustrating, but I know that once summer rolls around, I’ll be back (hopefully) to more updates. I’m counting on it. So should you. Anyone that works full time knows that it’s tough to do other things when you get off of work, maybe squeeze a workout in, and then go about the other 18173 things you need to do each and every day. It’s amazing that we find time to breathe! I’m even super-behind on the quoteblog, and I really need to get caught up on that. A quote a day has become somewhat of a daunting task. Ahh well, it’s what I signed up for, right? (except that is the FREE blog, and the one I am less passionate about).
My least favorite part about not updating this blog is that I also miss out on following the other health and fitness blogs I enjoy reading. There is never any time! (for blogging…for working out there is always time!) Speaking of time, I am running out of time in my 20′s. I realized the other day that I’ll have to update my profile because I will no longer be 29. Noooooo. And while I feel the year 2013 hasn’t gotten off best in the health/fitness/nutrition aspect, I still feel good where I am at. It was SO slow going, and then it picked up, and then it slowed down, and now it’s back. I feel as the weather is finally getting nice, my attitude has changed once again, and I’m actually sick of snacking/treats, that everything will be back where it was last fall, in no time. Except for the non-drinking part – that ship has sailed for good! (the non-drinking ship…plenty of drinks in my future!)
Well, to those of you who are new here…and you need to get motivated, let me give you a few tips:
1. Read all my old entries (haha. but seriously, try it).
2. Throw any doubts out the window. You CAN do it.
3. Be yourself. This may sound like a non-fitness/motivation comment but it’s true. Don’t try to be the badass at the gym if you aren’t the badass type.
4. Set measurable goals. “I want to lose weight” is a crappy goal. Write down a measurable goal. “I want to lose 10 pounds by July 4th” is better.
5. Go on a No Excuses Tour and be your own rockstar. Don’t let any excuse get in your way of your happiness and fitness.
Best of luck.
Another week has passed, and was away from my computer quite a bit. I spent the week at my sister’s dog-sitting while she was visiting my brother-in-laws parents in Arizona. Lucky them! The first couple of days were really nice regarding the weather, but in typical Wisconsin fashion, it dropped thirty degrees in one night and it’s been pretty miserable since. That is not cool!
I saw Sara Bareilles in Milwaukee last night, and it was amazing. Such a great intimate setting, only about 450 seat venue…it made for a great show. The acoustics in this place were flippin’ ridiculous. I want to marry her. :
Protein Powder – well, about this post. If you are looking to purchase some protein, I recommend checking this out.
Today is another fun-filled day! Kentucky Derby party followed by a wedding reception! Boom!
Saturday, some 10,000 people ran in the Crazylegs Classic in Madison to raise money for UW-Athletics. It’s a popular event that leads finishers to storm the football field and end on the 50 yard line of Camp Randall Stadium. Cool idea, and neat to raise money for college athletics. But…do they really need all of that money? UW-Atheltics? Ehhhh. I’d rather fun for a good cause. SO, therefore, yesterday, I too was in Madison, however I raced for a different cause – NeedyLegs 10K Run/3 Mile Walk to raise money for Second Harvest which I feel is a great cause! Why not give money to those people who cannot afford to eat!?!?
Anyway – we event went ‘the extra mile’ and did a 10K and not just 8K – which included our own path around the lake, through a park, and started at ended right at a tavern in Madison – which was perfect. Bloody’s and a bite to eat was a perfect way to celebrate afterwards. Now granted, this race was thrown together somewhat last minute, and we didn’t have custom t-shirts, but we had 15 or so participants, and we are collectively wore green. It was a great day for a run and competition aside from CrazyLegs/NeedyLegs, it’s nice to know that around 10,000 AND 15 people were outside yesterday EXERCISING!
That may be the most important part of it all!
Outside the fire station, next to the tavern we started/ended at!
So….they had maps for us to follow the route, however since I was coming from Milwaukee, I got there a few minutes late and the maps were already put away. I didn’t know there were going to be maps, so earlier that morning I went off of the MapmyRun site that the route was posted on and transferred to a post it…which I carried with me for the full 10K lol. I didn’t get lost, either! (Only stopped a couple of times to make sure my L/R’s were getting mixed up!)