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Embracing The Changes In Life

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Someone recently asked me about my running and how I currently feel about it. True, I'm not running 5 days per week as I have in the past. I'm not even running my usual 3. I think my new norm for awhile (maybe forever) might be 2 days a week.

How do I feel about it? I feel liberated. I feel like stepping outside of the model of runner to something bigger. Because I've said it before, and I will say it again, I am more than just a runner.
As I grow older with my family, I realize that life is constantly changing. I am constantly changing. And learning to embrace the change definitely makes for an easier transition. For probably the first time in my life, I am

Using An App To Help Me Stay On Path

Hello there you blank beautiful screen. It's been awhile. I took a little time last week to just step back, disconnect, and honestly breathe. I felt myself needing a breather and a moment to adjust to going back to work (part-time), Lil Man going to school full time, soccer and running for him, and just daily life. You know what I mean.

My typical morning is starting to consist of some type of early morning workout, rushing home to get lunches made, making sure I'm back in time so hubby can get to work, grabbing a quick shower, getting Lil Man to the bus stop, finally getting breakfast for me, packing my work bag, getting laundry started, cleaning up the kitchen, taking the dogs in and out and in and out...  and if possible I try to get caught up on email/social media before I head into work.

But I'm back and feeling a little more like I have things under control. I think I'm finding
my rhythm. For the most part my workouts are becoming more consistent. I would like to get my runs to be consistently over 2 miles, but I have to remind myself that where I am at the moment is ok. I'm truly thankful to be moving. Honestly, I had over 136,500 steps last week. So I am definitely on the move.




And I'm still working on the nutrition component in my life. I wanted to share with you an app that I found this past week. As you know, counting calories and logging my food tends to make me binge eat. Sad but true.

But I found this app (YouAte)where you take a pic of your food and then you document whether the food is on path or off path. It gives you a percentage for the day and the week. It's helped me with the 'oh well, I ate junk today so I might as well continue'. With the app, the more junk I eat the lower the percentage of on track is reflected. So it's helped me with the bingeing. I'm still trying to eat with a purpose, but this app is a little crutch to help me see how often I'm on path or off path.




I still have the goal of losing 15lbs, and hopefully with getting back to working out consistently, and eating with a purpose (plus the aid of the app) that I can reach that goal by the end of the year.

I feel that it's super important that I put my health first over the pure enjoyment of food. I'm considering posting my meals on my Instagram story for accountability. Would anyone be interested in me doing that? Or could you care less? LOL... either way.. I'm pushing forward to where I need to be.

Follow me... join me... I'd really love the company....





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