starting over sucks

I’m ashamed by how difficult this run was for me, but this is my motivation to get better. 


I need a new project now that the wedding is over; so why not running? D wants to train to run a half-marathon in April. Sounds good (and also crazy hard) to me. 

Go big or go home, right?

In related news, my knee braces worked beautifully.  Maybe this will actually work this time. 

Starts with G…

G is for…this new gadget I picked up today. It’s my reward for finishing my 3 week BeachBody accountability challenge. I have considered getting one for a while, but today I read a few articles that pushed me to finally do it. I’m a very goal oriented person, so things like activity trackers and the like motivate me. So far I have one run under my belt with this Apple Watch (though I forgot to hit start and track it as an indoor run…doh! Learning curve!) and it told me that my little 30 minute run burned 258 calories. I love having info like this at my fingertips! I plan on doing a strength workout later this evening.

My BB coach invited me to participate in a new challenge which goes for 90 days, though it has already been in progress for about a month. I’m all signed up and ready to go. The My Challenge app is really awesome. I love using it to post before/after pics, record my workouts, and chat with similarly minded ladies. I feel like this last challenge changed me. Exercise doesn’t feel like as much of a chore. I even look forward to it most days. I feel better about myself physically and mentally.

Maybe I really should become a BB coach, huh? Something to think about.