That about sums it up

Workout today: 3.05 miles

Legs were super heavy and after the first mile I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to finish. But, sometimes it takes some good tunes to help you push through and you end up getting faster and the run turns out to be pretty damn awesome.

Breakfast was my usual oatmeal, but I have been adding blueberries instead of strawberries. I know, way to shock your system, right? And of course, some PB2. I ordered more PB2 today and ordered some chocolate flavored one, too. . Nom, Nom.

Thanks to Netflix, I’m currently in the middle of a “Nip/Tuck” marathon.


I’m about halfway into season 3 and I am DYING to know who the carver is. I think I know, but I’m not sure.  How did I not watch this show when it was actually ON and what am I going to do when it’s over???

tumblr_low14sVNWN1qav4wfo1_500I feel the same way, Christian. It’s not my fault you’re such an ass.

I talked to my Mom today and she will be leaving Arizona to come back to Connecticut on April 30th. She’s driving so she can bring her dog with her.  I’m super excited she’s coming home and even more excited she’ll be living downstairs from me.

Jennifer-LawrenceThat about sums it up.


Simply Saturday

The gym was super busy this morning.  Not a fan.


But, I got in a good 3 mile run. It was hot and sweaty and felt really, REALLY good. After being sick for a few days and not doing anything, I felt like myself again. Plus, I always love when someone else jumps on the treadmill next to me and I outlast them.

I decided to go into work tomorrow instead of today and came home and did a few things around the apartment. Plus, watch “Nip/Tuck”. I know once we move into the house I will be busy with house stuff (it’s actually getting real!!), but for now, I’m enjoying going through things and throwing them away and just getting ready for the move. 13 more days.



Sick days

There I was all excited and ready to jump back in the weight loss game and I go and get sick.

I was knocked on my butt for a good couple of days. I hate missing work when it’s not planned. I really do. I was on the couch for two days straight. Every time I tried to get up and do anything, I would just start sweating. Not okay.

But I got lots of snuggles from my cats. And I was majorly surprised when this guy climbed onto the couch with me:

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Bradley isn’t much of a lovey cat, but I took all the loving he would give me. See the stink-eye he’s giving me in this picture? Jerk.

So, I haven’t worked out since Sunday. But, I lost 2 pounds this week. How? I don’t know. I’m planning on getting in a run tomorrow before I got into work. And yes, I have to go in to work because I’m really swamped from missing two days.

Two more weeks and we’ll be closing on our house. I’m so excited!! I can’t wait to get out of this apartment!!!

Highlight of my weekend

Last night the husband decided he didn’t want to sit home. So, we went out and ran a few errands. I’m really looking forward to the whole having a house thing and doing things like gardening and stuff when we move. Of course, having a house means we won’t be able to just run off to Target and spend $150 on nothing, but I can handle that.

Not that we spent a $150 at Target, but you understand what I mean. Last weekend I decided I want to paint the kitchen yellow. I have always thought that would make a really good color for a kitchen. I just have to find the perfect color. And we ended up at Lowe’s looking at paint. Really. It’s kind of surreal. I don’t think it will seem real until I’m sleeping in the house. Or painting the kitchen? Or probably both.

I hit the gym this morning for my run. I wasn’t feeling too hot last night and thought it was a good idea to run inside instead of outside in the cold garage. Another thing I won’t have to do when we move. I’ll have my treadmill inside and no more cold, morning runs for me.  Even though I’ve gained weight and I’m not at my goal of 150-160 (I haven’t really decided yet) pounds, I can still run 3 miles and feel really good. I’m working my way back to 4 miles. Slowly. Today it was 3.10 miles. And I walked a mile after. I’ll get back to the weight lifting once we move. I’m simply not in the right frame of mind right now to do that.

I also started doing a plank a day yesterday. Was only able to hold 30 seconds yesterday, but got to 45 today. Slow, but getting there.

I’m enjoying  a little me time today and watching the NASCAR race while the husband is out. Looking forward to making dinner and spending time with him when he gets home later.

The highlight of the weekend so far has to be watching the cats play with the toys we bought them at Target. Just those little stuffed mice, but they love them. Already 2 are missing, leaving only 1, but they love them. Even the oldest cat, Cynnamon, who is almost 17, was going crazy with the thing last night. It made me laugh so hard. They are my babies. And I love them so.

I was going to make corned beef and cabbage today, but never got around to buying any. The husband doesn’t like cabbage anyway, so it’s always a waste. I can really make it any time I want, but being Irish, I just feel like I should make it today.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

It starts with me

I’ve been busy. I’ve been REALLY busy. I had no idea that buying a house was going to be this crazy. And that so much would be going into it. But, as long as everything goes through with the mortgage (we find out on Tuesday) it’s ours and our closing date will be April 5th.

That’s in like 3 weeks.

My diet and exercise have suffered. A lot. I’ve gained a few more pounds and I decided last night, as I was eating cookies (which doesn’t really help when you’re trying to lose weight), that the stress from this and work had to stop. Part of the reason I decided to lose weight 3 years ago was because I was gaining more weight  from work stress and I was already almost 250 pounds at that point. I do not want to get back to 250 pounds. I’m already scared of the number I saw on the scale this morning.

So, I got up this morning and ran 3 miles. Which was the best and fastest 3 miles I’ve run in a very long time. I’ve been counting my points all day and I’m hoping that by this time next Saturday I’ll be down a couple pounds. And the following Saturday? A couple more pounds.

Something has to change and it starts with me.