As promised in my last post – here’s my weekend update. This weekend has been productive and very helpful overall. I have all the furniture gone except for the Ikea Desk and Filing Cabinet. I’m hoping those will be gone before Friday.
I’m really looking forward to turning my keys in next week and being done with the apartment. There’s just something about being able to close that chapter of my life and not have to be driving across town almost daily to pick up something or to move things will be such a relief.
This weekend though not productive for my fitness has been productive for my emotional well-being. A Saturday that I thought would be filled with mind numbing moving and doing my best to stay warm in the crazy cold turned into one filled with friends, old and new. All of the meetings really unplanned but gave me a chance to laugh and share life with some awesome people. As I sat down to write this blog post I found myself smiling.
Tomorrow I plan to return to my Couch to 5k program and will have some make-up runs next week to keep on track. A friend of mine also offered to come with me to the gym and help me build some strength routines to supplement my cardio. I’m also going to focus this week on getting a meal plan together for February.
I’ve managed to drop to 236! Officially down 10 pounds from January 2. While this is great progress – my diet needs a ton of work. I’m challenging myself to go strict Paleo on February 1. I’m also making a commitment to myself to not skip any more workouts. No excuses.
It’s amazing how many people actually pay attention to my blog. As much as this blogs serves for others to read – it’s also my space for release. I find it therapeutic to write what I’m feeling and many times it allows me to move on. The continuous support through comments on Facebook, Twitter, texts, emails and conversations is so awesome. It really does mean the world to me and when things get tough – I often think of all the kind words you all have offered me and it gives me the strength to march on.
In life, I’ve always had a connection with music. When things felt pretty bleak on Friday and I found myself spiraling into a pit of sadness – this song came on the radio and really gave me some encouragement… It’s going to be my theme song this week!
Until next time!