Greetings Fiercelings! I deserve a time out for being a naughty blogger. I just disappeared on everybody. I’m sorry. Let me first say I’m doing Great! I hope you all are well too. Let me catch you up on things. Mostly I’m spending free time revising my Novel. Back in November of last year I won (completed) the NanoWriMo challenge. That’s where you write 50,000 words in a month and “win” if you meet that goal. I did it! At first I thought I had written 50,000 words of gibberish, but after putting it down for a while, I realized it’s not. It’s a fiction suspense novel called The Feast, it has nothing at all do with running or fitness. It actually surprised me because I just “knew” my first book I attempted to write and get published would be non-fiction about weight loss and fitness. But anyway… Life is good y’all. I just had a birthday. I’m 34 years young.
She just went back to Florida, with her mom, my Big Little Sister. My Sister is a single mom doing the dang thang. She bought a house! I’m so super proud of Big Little Sis doing Big things.
My Little Sister is going into her Senior year in college and just turned 21. Can you believe she’s legal now? That’s nuts. She had like six different birthday events, by that Sunday night, my body reminded me that I’m NOT 21 anymore and I can not party with 21 year olds all weekend. LOL
My Parents are doing great, still liking and loving each other. Just celebrated 38 years of marriage. Talk about role models.
My relationship…hmmm or the lack there of. I met one guy online, said he lived in Florida. That’s cool my sister and niece live there. Right? Nope, WRONG, he was really a Nigerian scam artist. After talking and texting every day for 3 weeks, he asked me to send him $784 to Nigeria…umm NO! Please believe I took all the information I had about him and reported him to the FBI. I went out with a local guy, we went out maybe 5-6 times… good right? Nope. He was a control freak. I ultimately had to end that a couple of weeks ago. So now, I’m just focusing on me. Trying to get myself together.
One of my lawyers at work that lives totally debt free got me hip to Financial Guru Dave Ramsey. Now I’m on a mission to become DEBT FREE. I’ve sold all kinds of stuff (even my favorite leopard print shoe chair)
So let’s see, that’s family, dating, money. Oh! I should probably talk about what you came here for. A food and fitness update. I’m so over diets. Right now I’m doing Intuitive Eating. They’ve got 10 principles, which basically are no foods are off limits, eat when hungry, stop when satisfied. It’s MUCH harder than it sounds. (What does satisfied feel like? Aren’t I hungry all the time?)
But I’m slowly relearning my true natural hunger and fullness cues. Relearning to trust the way my body was designed. The scale is put away again. I’m finally focusing on being healthy not just chasing skinny or a number. Not choosing to workout just because it will burn calories, but because I enjoy it and feel good afterwards.
I’m doing physical activity I enjoy. I do not enjoy the elliptical. But I have totally fallen in love with yoga. Can you believe it? It’s like Greek yogurt, the first time I tried it, I thought it was terrible. Now I eat it at least 3-4 times a week. The first time I tried yoga, I was nauseous at the end of class. Now I do yoga, a couple of times a week. This lady Jessamyn is my plus sized yoga role model! (She’s got a potty mouth, but she still inspires me)
And even though I’m on a tight zero-based budget (income minus out go equals zero) I invested in a Class Pass. $79 a month, unlimited classes at local boutique gyms and studios. Remember way back in February they gave me a free month to try, and I went to ballet class? Well I finally paid up and it’s awesome! I’ve worked out 6 of the past 7 days. I NEVER work out that much. This week alone, I’ve done yoga twice, meditation, African fusion dance, Boxing, Zumba and met with my trainer. They even have aerial pilates if that’s your thing.
I’ll try my best to be more consistent with these posts. I should at least put some quick updates on my Facebook page when I don’t have time for a full post. But I have to finish this book.
So what’s up with y’all? I literally think about my blog and you guys every day. Fill me in! Did you finish your first 5K? Made it all the way to a 10K?