Welcome to My New Blog
I’ve recently felt a prompting to start a blog. Let’s face it, I’ve always loved to talk, so why wouldn’t I want to continue the conversation in my head and put it into print. This blog will hopefully detail my life as a daughter of the Creator, a wife, mother, friend, and witness.
My latest passion has been fitness and NEVER did I think those words would be coming from me. Jason (the hubs) is a fit guy, always has been, has always had a passion for working out, especially running. It took 10 years, but finally that part of him wore off on me. I started running after I had my daughter in June 2011 in order to get back in shape. I went to my 6 week post baby check up, got the all clear and went for a run the next day. I made it about a 1/2 mile and thought all the oxygen had left the earth. I continued to run 3 days a week and slowly worked my way up to a very slow mile. Boy was I proud when I finally hit that mile mark! I then decided that I needed a goal in order to stay committed to my new workouts, so I signed myself up for a half marathon. I enlisted the help of a friend who was also new to running to join me in this journey and we set off training. We completed our first half marathon in November 2011, my daughter was 5 months old. During this time, I was also able to lose the extra baby weight pounds and a few additional with the help of myfitnesspal and some calorie restriction. I had dropped about 15 lbs and was feeling pretty good about myself. During all this time, my husband and his friends decided to train for a full Ironman, so working out at our home was as common as breathing. They started their training in January and will complete Ironman Louisville in August 2012.
With motivation from my hubs, I took up swimming and biking as some alternative ways to workout, other than just running 5 days/week. We went to our gym and he taught me the basics of the freestyle stroke, it took me months to feel comfortable in the water, but it did finally happen and now I swim for about an hour twice a week.
Once working out got into my blood (and it took a solid 8-9 months for it to do so), I then needed to turn my focus to food. Food, glorious, food, can’t live without it, yet can’t live to eat it. Our motto at home when we’re feeling snacky (aka junk food, as in I want a twinkie, wrapped around a ding-dong, in a chocolate chip cookie sandwich) is: Food is fuel. It’s that simple, food was made by God to be enjoyed (look at all the delicious things He made!), but it was never meant to be a source of overendulgence. I needed to lose weight and get my diet in check because it was a barrier between me and Him.
So, my plan for future posts is to share what I eat, my workouts, my faith, my struggles, my life with anyone wanting to read along.