Monday, April 29, 2013

Sunny California

A few weekends ago, my sister and I made our way to Sunny California for a quick, much needed visit with our brother and his sweet family.

Although it was short, it was beyond enjoyable.

The weather was beautiful. Sunny skies, and breezy afternoons had me in tank tops and shorts...running around barefoot only in their back yard.

And of course I made time to go run the streets of Van Nuys.

Well, only their street so I didn't get too lost.

They recently just had their sweet baby girl, Lydia... so of course our days were filled with snuggles and baby love.

 I seriously could not get enough of her. 

And those diapers? I cannot deal.

And to make this an ending to a blog post, this is the most handsome picture of my brother.

When did he become so amazingly cool?

Missing them so much. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

We're Human

This week so far, let's just say I have struggled.

Struggled with food, with exercise...with those frustrating negative thoughts.

It can be so draining...but tonight I made it happen again.

I decided to skip my hip-hop class I attend on Wednesday nights at the Y, because I would have been so late, and I hate showing up late to things.

So instead I went to the park in town, and ran. The weather was amazing, and the breeze wasn't too rough.

Perfect for building up a sweat.

My pace is getting better which I'm happy with.

I'm hoping to break a three miler in a few weeks.

I have come to terms with the fact that I am allowing myself to get back to running.

Last year I mentioned in a post that I felt like I wasn't a runner. It was so hard, and with the one race that I did wasn't enjoyable for me.

Now, with forty pounds off...well, it's a lot easier, and I feel like I could go, and go, and go.

Tonight the only thing bothering me was my bladder. I had to pee like no body's business.

::I did think about letting it all go until I realized that I wasn't in a race, and wasn't in a predicament where I could not I held it until I finished.::

I sent a text to my hubs telling him that I felt really good about tonight's run and that I was officially out of my slump. I'm feeling inspired, motivated and ready to work out again (not that I ever stopped).

I think it's good to go through times of feeling blah. I know that reading a sweet text from a friend sure made me smile.

     "we all go through slumps...we're human."