Hey Everybody! I’ve been real lazy lately.  Eating too much devil food, not keeping points and not working out enough.  I don’t know why…it could be stress, PMS, work, blah blah, I could make up one hundred excuses, and that’s just what they would be, excuses.  Today I was determined to get back in the swing of things.  After work, I came home and got dressed for the gym.  It was much too humid to run outside.  I really didn’t feel like working out, and I’m sick of being on Week 2, but I have no one to blame but myself.  I put on the Week 2 Podcast and hit the track.  At the time, I was frustrated with somebody who jacked me around for some money, and I took out all of my aggression on my workout.  I was like “Bring it on Carli, I’m Ready!” (I know Y’all talk back to my podcast, so I can talk back too!)  I did so well, I mean I RAN during the running intervals.  I surprised myself.  Maybe someone should always screw me over right before a workout….well, maybe not.  But anyway, I did great, no extra walking breaks; sweat pouring and legs burning, I just pushed right through it.  I think I’m finally ready to move on to Week 3.  So now for the juicy stuff.  You know how I said I might have a date on Saturday?  Well I did.  And it was fantastic!  He brought a dozen white roses to the Mexican restaurant on our 1st dinner date.  My pastor always says “while you’re busy looking for Tall, Dark & Handsome; Mr. Right, just might be Short, Fat & Ugly.  Well, He ain’t short, and he’s kinda cute.  So, you figure it out….  We had such a great time and after dinner we went downtown to the John Legend music concert and watched 4th of July, fireworks under the Arch.  It was funny because my WHOLE family was there.  My Mama, sisters, best friend, my shopping cousin, everybody.  I warned him that they would be at the free summer concert, but he didn’t mind, because he’s real family oriented too,  plus there were thousands of other people there.  I kept cracking jokes like “Dang Mama, get off of my Date”  Lol.  My family treats everybody like family, so he told me he felt welcome and comfortable.  We had such a great time; we went out again on Monday, since we were both work off for the holiday. …Well that’s the scoop.  Oh yeah I signed back up for boot camp class.  So hopefully with both the Couch to 5K running plan and boot camp, I can get back in the shape I want to be in.
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  1. Sounds like a great date. And now you don’t have to be scared to introduce him to your family if you keep seeing him.
    I’ve lacked motivation lately as well. But I went to my doctor a week ago and I used to have low blood pressure and now I’ve got pre-hypertension, so I have a new reason to hit the pavement. Did my 2nd 5K this weekend and I shaved 4 seconds off my time. Not much, but it’s the little things sometimes!

    • Elizabeth, it was a great date! Congrats on your 2nd 5K, that’s awesome. Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference.

  2. Girl, He sounds nice like a true gentelman. I would love to here more if you two continue to hit it off. I fell off working out consistantly but I’m getting back in the gym by next week with a plan. I have a goal to be my best and look my best by my 30th b-day. Take care, JaLonn

    • Hey, it’s my other Best Friend! Thanks for commenting girl. So far so good, I’m on the phone with him now, and we’re planning our next date 🙂 I can’t wait for out Big Birthday Bash next year. We gotta do 30 right.

  3. Congrats!!! ONE DAY AT A TIME!!! ALL WE HAVE TO DECIDE IS, FOR TODAY!! WILL I WORK OUT TODAY? Even if its only 15 minutes…I’m worth it…I am soooo worth it..NO MORE PUTTING ME ON HOLD…I AM SOOOO WORTH at least 15 minutes of working out today.

    I have started back with a trainer twice a week and swimming in between…It feels GOOD!!

    How wonderful that you introduced him to the fam bam..who cares if it works out…I think it already worked out because its still ONE DAY AT A TIME…thanks for sharing that stuff..its nice to know we can have a good time and not have to think about marriage on a first date..lol

  4. Auntie Cleo, thanks for commenting on my blog. That’s one of the most important things that we discussed in my weight watcher meeting on Monday. Just focus on today, and take it one day at time.

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