Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thankful Thursday

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Another week of THANKFUL THURSDAY linkup!! Happy Halloooooween
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  • I am thankful that today is Halloween, AKA my 'M&M fix' day!


  • I am thankful that we are ONE more day closer to the weekend! Come on FRIDAY. Fun night with the girls as we do our 5k! Bad Prom Run!!
  • I am thankful for my talks that I have with my mom every night all the way in Louisiana! (: 
  • I'm soooooo thankful for the will to be able to be nice to SOME people, even when they DO NOT deserve it!
  • I'm thankful for you guys, yes you...the READERS, you always send such nice emails and leave sweet comments. I appreciate you!
  • I'm thankful social media, without you I wouldn't have so much to laugh at while at work! 
  • I am thankful for my son and I will put that in EVERY thankful thursday linkup, because he is my strength and my love!
  • I'm thankful that I still have a few more days till it's Sunday, I'm scared shitless about running 9 miles! Pray for me! 
  • I'm thankful for sleep, because that's just where I'm headed after my workout tonight and I don't care if it's 7:00p I'm tired for some reason today. Spencer is on Trick or Treat duty this year! (;


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

So What Wednesday...



So What Wednesday Link up!


This Week I'm saying.....



So what if!!!


1.  Brandon saw my tattoo and asked me what it is, and I lied and said mommy fell and this is my scar....let's just say he went to school and told the teacher that my mommy had a big scar on her back from a fall...! lol


2.  I totally skipped out on soccer last night because I'm super lazy, omg that game was at 11pm A.K.A past my bed time! Way PAST


3.   Brandon told me Sunday night that I had a baby in my stomach and I got so scared and the next day RAN to the store and but it was negative!

4.   Me and my besties are doing the Bad Prom run Friday night and I'm looking more forward to going to In-n-Out burger after then I am running! Let's just say I'll be RUNNING to the car to go eat!!


5.   Brandon is still sleeping in the room with us, I know I know I'm going to really hate this later, but now I love it!


6.  I've been acting like a kid when I go to Walmart because of ALL the candy everywhere....speaking of candy....


7.  That bag of chocolates that's supposed to be for Brandon's class tomorrow is calling my name and saying eat meeeeeee......NO EVIL BAG NOOOOO, I will Thursday!!


8.  I had TWO cheat days so far this week....


9.  I wish I had a bottle of something strong every morning I enter work.


Life After I Dew










Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I'm doing it....

Hey Tuesday Friends


So let me wordvomit you on week 3 of training for the half marathon that's in March and I'm feeling a lot stronger, mentally! Each week that the mileage increases on Sunday, so does my confidence. On Sunday I ran the longest run ever 8.12 miles and yes I thought I was going to die. I'm not one of those people that run an 8 minute mile or anything, I usually average 12 and to be honest 12 makes me feel comfortable and pain free. When I did the Susan G. Komen run I ran that in 9.30 and I was very proud of myself don't get me wrong, but I felt out of my comfort zone and my asthma was bothering me all day, so that right there made me realize that I did a little too much.


But Sunday I stayed right around 12 and felt pretty good thru the whole thing, hey if I can run and keep smiling and singing to my jams, then I know I'm cool and I'm rolling right along. To me and this is just my opinion, but running is not about being fast, and trying to kill yourself or out doing the next person, it's about feeling good when it's over and knowing that you gave your all. If you are looking to 'increase' your time or PR like some call it, then that will come with time and practice. The more you do the better you will get, just like anything! I for one am just focusing on increasing my mileage, because before Sunday 6 miles was the longest I've ever ran in my WHOLE life, so to accomplish 8 miles and still be alive, I'll take that anyday!!!


So on March 23, 2014 I will be focusing on not dying during my first half marathon, I can't wait to scratch one more thing that I never thought that I could achieve off my list. I never thought in a million years I would be writing a blog, having lost weight, become a mommy, or now telling people that I am training for a half marathon and them not laugh in my face, and tell me I can't! This is a BIG deal for me and I can't wait to get there and smile all the way to the finish line or be drug there, which ever comes first! lol!!

I've been running about 4 days a week, making sure I have plenty of protein in my diet and drinking way more water then I ever have. I've cut out cheat days during the week. Yes I still have one cheat day, I've moved that one day to Friday it kind of gives me a day to look forward to now rather then me just eating whatever and burning it off. 'You can't undo a bad meal'! So no portion control this and that, I just cut it out and that's that. I'm not really focusing on weight lose, I'm doing more muscle building and toning right now, it's going to take every muscle in my body to pull my big butt across that line!

In addition to running, I'm still strength training and now I've started T25 Gamma phase and it's still just 25 mins everyday and yesterday was day one and I loved it. I figured right now isn't the best time to spend my usual 2 hours a night working out since the pavement 4 days a week is kicking my ass more these days! Oh and Tuesday nights I still have indoor soccer which I will NEVER give up!!

I think of the part on Forest Gump when Jenny tells him to run, when I feel like I'm dying and just to find myself some humor when my brain is saying oh quit and go home and eat some M&M's, I really feel like Forest Gump out there running some days! But If a man can find the strength to call himself running across the WORLD just for the hell of it, I think I can do this for one event! (; and not complain.




But I'm enjoying it even if everyday I'm sore, the soreness makes me know I'm doing something that I've set my mind too! (: My little reminder!






Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween=candy for ME!!


Wow it's almost Halloween, and I swear I use that day to eat ALL the M&M's in the world. In case some of you don't know....I'm obsessed with peanut M&M's. When I was growing up and me and my sister would go out and get candy, I would always trick her into giving me all her M&M's! LOL

Sucks being an adult and trying to go out and get candy now, people open the door and see this big ass adult and look like ummm ok hello weirdo person desperate for candy! But now that I am a mom and Brandon really isn't a candy kid, I do the happy dance when it comes to this because...yep you guessed, I trick or treat vicariously thru my child!! hahaha



I can't lie I do eat shit on this day! So being good is so out the window!


So just had to post and be real with you guys! I'm going into M&M coma come next Thursday!!!









Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Linking up with these lovely ladies today!!


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1. I am thankful for my husband always putting up with my attitude, for the last 7 years, I know I don't always make things easy for you! Love and thank you!


2. I am thankful for the ability to be able to run and feel awesome after and completely pain free! Oh and iTunes for all the good jams I've found to keep me going!


3. I am thankful for my son and his upbeat spirit and even at 3 years old, he always wants to help mommy with EVERYTHING! God gave us a funny, good hearted baby, that's worth all thanks!



4. I am thankful for Holford Park, for being right by my house, just in case I get that tired and don't feel like jogging home Spencer can drive and get me, he can't really complain because I'm literally down the street lol!
5. I am thankful for Rockwall indoor soccer for kids, you wear Brandon out every Saturday and he sleeps good all night!! Whoooo for mommy! lol! He doesn't even have time to fight with me about lunch afterwards!





6. I am thankful for Halloween, I love finding funny stuff like this hahaha:



7. I am thankful for life and all the possibilities! And having my family and great friends there to support me each and everyday!



So what are you guys thankful for?


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Welcome to Wildcard Wednesday!!!!!!

 Welcome to Wildcard Wednesday!


 

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My new bug!

Ok I don't know what happened to me after Saturdays run but, all of a sudden I have this bug that makes me not think of anything but running. Normally running sucks ass to me and when I'm done I feel like I'm so defeated and mad because I'm hurting or I stopped like 50 times and found myself walking more then running.



But Saturday I feel like all of that changed, when I was running for the first time I didn't feel any pain or discomfort, all I felt was smooth sailing and easy. Instead, of the run kicking my ass I kicked its! Then I started to see why people find such enjoyment in it, during and after! I've read so many things about how running is so good for weight loss and blah blah, but really that's not why I'm doing it, it's more about how good I feel each mile I hit, and every week that I'm able to go further then the last week. I can't wait for my half marathon in March, I swear I never thought that I would say that about having to tackle 13.1 miles, but truly I'm so happy that I could scream!

So running is my new exercise that I will tackle and I will achieve it! I also read that just like anything else that you try, if you don't enjoy it and look forward to doing it, you won't stick to it. That was my problem with running before, I found it to be so lame and boring and I just did it to stay in shape, and prayed every mile that it would hurry up and be over, then I would quit and it would be months before I would go back to it. Now I use each run as a challenge for myself to see how far I can go! I pick a jamming playlist and get great shoes, and I lace up and take off! Oh and sleep my ass off after because it is draining lol!

So now I'm calling myself a runner and I will get better each week, and go further and soon I'll get to blog to you all about my half marathon! So for those of you that want to run but find it boring, hey I can relate, I thought the same thing. But if you want it do it and never give up, it may seem like you stop more then you run and you just might and that's cool, you have to crawl before you walk. After while you'll find the more you practice the more you will not stop, then after while you'll run 6 miles and not stop once and say damn I just did that and I'm not half dead.

You may not be fast, hey neither am I, but I keep going and call myself the tortoise, important thing is you've come further then the couch! With practice your speed will get better, keep going! You don't have to be fast to be a runner, if you ran I will call you a runner!



Happy Tuesday!!


Monday, October 21, 2013

A great weekend


Hey friends! Happy Monday to you!

Man it never fails but the weekend goes by too fast, especially when you are having fun!

Friday we had a Zumba blast with Amber and her wonderful family, as they hosted Zumba for Zach. Man talk about a beautiful event filled with some wonderful people.






Then Saturday I was up bright and EARLY to get my long awaited run on for Susan G. Komen Race I met some really nice people and had lots of fun! I can't wait till October 18, 2014 for the next one. Yep I'm ready, I already got the date! haha! Also, I ran in under 29 mins and that is THE first time I've ever ran that fast, so I have the cold air to thank for that! Man o Man it was brrrrr cold!!! I truly feel like I'm starting to find running amazing and thinking it's going to be my NEW task to tackle in this life!

Sunday I got up and ran a nice 6 miler and enjoyed every mile!!!! Can I call myself a RUNNER? Or is it too soon? Well I'm going to say it anyways! I'M A RUNNER!!!!! So ready for my half in March!!
Hope everyone had a fun filled weekend! (: