A page out of my life

Hahaa I can’t think of a title for my rambling this morning, which this will surely be…a rambling. I actually had a thought for a post two Fridays ago but it never came to fruition because my day just turned out to be sooo awesome that I didn’t make time to write, I know I should have, but sometimes living life is more important than writing life 😉 Anyhoo, so two Fridays ago I was having an exceptional day! I went running and found that I was running further and quicker than I had before. That in itself is super amazing, I was one of those that absolutely hated running! I wouldn’t do it if you paid me, unless it was sprinting, I like doing sprints. In the not too distant past I couldn’t run up to my neighbors without dying from lack of oxygen, they only live about 100 feet (that’s the average guesstimate between my son and I). Now I can run at least half a mile or more, so YAY ME! I’m so happy to see the progress I’m making, it might be small but it’s ever increasing!

I also finally had a breakthrough in my journey to lose weight. Now I’m not a super heavy person, but I’ve always been a toothpick so anytime I add on any extra pounds I really feel it. I mean it hurts! My knees, my back, ankles ect. So since January I’ve lost about 25 lbs. I went from 175 lbs to 150 lbs (sorry I know you guys can do the math). I was stuck at 150-148 for months it just would not budge! So I started making sure that I was getting in at least a mile walk a day and tweeked my diet a little more. Just so you know, even though exercise is great, nothing really changes unless you pay attention to what you eat. I try not to eat too much processed food but had got a little carried away with eating out and quick meals. Our lives got a little crazy and it just worked out that way. Anyway got back to eating better and when I stepped on the scale that morning I was down to 144.8 lbs! I was so excited I had to do a happy dance. I thought my goodness this is so silly to be so excited over 5 lbs! But I was because this was a huge breakthrough for me! I’ve fluctuated a little since then but have not been back up to 148 and that just thrills me! My goal weight is about 130-135, that should be good without making me look like I am a head on a stick lol. Then to just tone up the jiggle, cause I am still squishy…I am a mother of 4 after all. It takes work!

The best part of that Friday was that I got to spend some time with my bestest friend. We went kayaking and it was so relaxing. That was also the first time my youngest had been out in a kayak without being in my belly! She kind of freaked out a little. I can understand the freakout. Being that little surrounded by all that water has got to be a little nerve wracking! We ended up finding a little beach to pull into and just hung out there listening to music. I ended up going for a swim or actually a float. My favorite thing to do is float around on my back with my life jacket on, so lazy I know lol. It’s great when you have a friend that you can just hang out with and don’t feel the need to talk constantly to fill the quiet. It was so peaceful for both of us I think, well it must of been because we stopped paying attention to the time! An hour on the lake turned into a few :). Sometimes you just need those days where you can float and reflect.

My day ended with two great friends, one old, one new. Dinner, drinks and finally Voodoo doughnuts which I was disappointed to find, were really just doughnuts! But the bacon maple was still sooo delicious, but I think I mentioned that in another post.  Anyhoo not much useful stuff here today, just sharing my life and my new journey 🙂

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Make your day exceptional! Enjoy the sun if you can!!

Lynn

Hi I'm Lynn, stay at home "momprenuer" to four little chitlins. Just trying to make it in this crazy world with my sanity intact! Would love to connect! @crazypeach on Instagram & pinterest. @cr8zPeach on twitter, cr8zypeach on Tumblr and Lynn Guthrie-Robinson on FB