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Update, roaring 20's pics and we planted a garden!! And things actually GREW!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hey there old (and new friends)! I haven’t forgotten about you, I swear. Life has just been so busy. But in good news, it is slowing down. This past weekend my family and I took the time to do just that; SLOW DOWN. Every weekend for the last several months has been jam packed with rushing from place A to place B with no down time at all. This past month has been filled with lots of scouting events, camping trips and a huge party that we threw for our friends. A very awesome 1920’s themed murder mystery party. Honestly, the best night of my life, I swear! We are already planning the next one! Here are a few pics from the evening.

Me trying to bring back the fingerwave

Me and my amazing mobster husband

Now everything is winding down. We decided to go into the holiday weekend with very few plans. I started the week thinking about how this weekend would be a great time to jump back into running as I haven’t done very much of it since doing Insanity for that month and this weekend was the date of the marathon I had planned on being my second, but I took the time to rest and recuperate instead. I started out feeling a little sad about that, but I will have more. My family could not handle my training schedule this winter and spring and that is ok. I don’t need to be wonder woman. I have plenty of time to get out there and hit the pavement and train for another this year. After my 5 minute pity party, I decided my sole goal of the weekend we to spend an hour on the hammock with my husband and I did just that. Goal met! We had a few cookouts, drank a few too many adult beverages with friends, swam in the pool, did some minor gardening and did a lot of relaxing. It was a glorious weekend. I hope everyone had a great weekend, too.

This past month, since my last update, I’ve been sticking with P90x fitness wise. I haven’t been running, but made that a conscious decision to give my ankles and knees a break after the disaster that was Insanity. I did work in a few small 2 mile runs the last few weeks, but not enough to bring my base back up. I have a 3.5 mile race on Thursday so it will be interesting. I’m definitely not expecting a PR by any stretch of the imagination.

Nutrition wise I’ve been doing ok. The 80% rule of eating healthy just doesn’t work for me, though. I maintain the same weight, which is great, but I’ve noticed that since losing all this weight any sodium or alcohol I consume leaves me so bloated for days. I’m going to make a concentrated effort to eliminate alcoholic beverages (this one’s been tough this month – a lot of entertaining and parties) and limit my sodium (which hasn’t been that bad but can use improvement). I’ve also been making an effort to make a vegetarian meal for our family once a week. Last week I made baked falafels and they were a huge hit! Also, we planted a family garden for the first time! Today is the 6th day since seeds have been in and I was surprised with this little cucumber guy this morning! I’m so excited to eat and can all of the fresh produce this summer!

My little helper

My first sight of the cucumbers!

So, there’s my update. I have about a month until our family vacation and while I don’t expect to lose very much weight between now and then, I’m definitely going to be more strict with my food intake and workouts to visit my family being the best me I can be and undo the damage from the large amounts of light beer, vodka and lemonade that I drank this weekend…
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    have fun in the garden, glad to hear the update, sounds like you are getting closer to a balance btwn spark/fun/family, love to hear it! :)
    3350 days ago
    Looks like you guys had a great party. It's always a good thing to remember to slow down and just relax. It helps you reset to take on the next challenge.
    3350 days ago
    You look great - glad you had such a good weekend. I love your new little cucumber!
    3350 days ago
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    This party must have been great! And you definitely look great, too!
    Congratulations on your garden! Growing your own vegetables can be so rewarding and can really give you the best-flavored vegetables you've ever tried! Because they simply contain your effort, your work and your care!
    I like your positive attitude. Keep it on and have a beautiful summer!
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    3351 days ago
  • CHIFANG130
    You look fabulous, darling... just like how they'd say it in the 20's. I haven't had a alcohol drinks ever since April 2010. I just look at it being the liquid calories and I don't really intend to add that to my calorie intakes. So nice the garden is going along nicely. Keep up the good work!!!
    3351 days ago
    I'm glad you were able to get some rest this weekend! I love the photos of the party and the garden too!
    3351 days ago
    I love the pic's! I've always wanted to do a roaring 20's party! What fun.

    I'm jealous of your garden too! I need to go buy my couple of plants of herbs and such.
    3351 days ago
    Down time is good :) I'm training for a Mud Run (5K) in October and am so excited!
    3351 days ago
    Sounds like a great weekend! Love the pics!! You guys look great!
    Yay for cucumbers :-)
    3351 days ago
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