My quotes: "If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." --John Bingham
And: "If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don't spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it." -Priscilla Welch
Maintaining, that is all that I’m doing. Weight is still 180, waist is still 39”, exercise is still 3 times a week walking/running and fish flopping exercising. And my book, well haven’t taken the time to read more about running since I’m just sorta at a stand still with what I’m able to do. So the challenge for me is not going anywhere’s. I didn’t start the shred last week but hoping to do that this week, however mama has some medical stuff going on so we’ll see how time works out for that. I am planning on hitting the gym 2 for strength training, 3 times out here running and some home exercises so maybe if I can get that in and keep my calories near 1200 that scale will move some. But has anyone noticed that it costs .99 cents for not good for you food and $4.00 for good for you foods? My budget is so limited right now that it’s hard to buy all the right stuff though I did get some stuff today to aid in the calorie part.
I won’t complain though, really about any of this, because I have not gained for a few months now (nothing but a pound here and then lost) so that means I am learning something. This challenge for me was really about learning to run and really I’m doing that to the best of my abilities. So all is good, just not great. I want to get back into the 170’s so have just a few more weeks to do that and I really like to be there for my 50th birthday. So it’s onward and downwards I go.
Remember this last weekend?: All bundled up and cross country skiing? Well this weekend I have got out walking/running twice Once with daddy in just a sweatshirt and once in a t-shirt. Minnesota has such different weather from one day to the next. Today we did this: unloaded a load of coal. Should be the last one for the winter.
I had very late daycare Friday night, midnight to be exact but we had a blast. There was Rachel, Abby, Anton plus Scott and Mike were here so we all played on the wii for a few hours. We also did a scrapbook page of our evening (at like 10:00 at night because they wanted to do a project) so I used this picture. Soon Mike will be gone and Scott will be busy for the summer so group pictures are very precious to me right now. This is “my” Rachel, I have had her since she was 4 weeks old and she is turning 12 next week. It is just so amazing to watch her grow up. We are having hers and Mike’s birthday on Friday. They have shared a birthday for the past 12 years and this will be their last one together because Mike will be in school for his next one and then I am sure off and running to a new life.
So there is my update, my challenge and my life. All in all I wouldn’t trade any single part of it for a million bucks. I’ve done good, I’ve raised the most awesome son, I have helped raise the most terrific daycare wee ones and I have been there for my nephew through all the teens stuff and family problems and they are all the most wonderful kids ever. I am blessed beyond anything I could of ever imagined.
So a new week, new challenges, busy work schedule and some dieting that needs to be done. It’ll happen, just one day at a time, one issue at a time, some days just a minute at a time. Please remember my mama in your prayers. She is feeling a bit stronger with the new blood running around in her and we’ll find out Tuesday what’s what on the aneurysm, we aren’t borrowing any troubles, we’re not guessing ahead, one day at a time, that’s all we can do and also thank God for.
Blessings my friends. I’ll be stopping by as soon as I can to see how you’ve been doing. Have an awesome evening and a truly productive and exciting week.