So I guess it has been awhile since I have stepped on a scale…clearly I have neglected the thought of eating healthy and my stressless life has accumulated quite a bit in the mid section. I was always the super skinny kid who had trouble MAINTAINING a normal weight and it seems that the see-saw has switched sides. I’m roughly 25-30 pounds over where I was when I first started to not run as much and felt that THAT particular weight was way over where I should be. Let the freaking out ensue…
To make matters worse, I just started to get back to more of a routine of running. 2 miles a run was my normal average, it was the primary reason for getting my iPod Nano watch (aside from listening to music when its slow at work haha). I didn’t think much of it, I mean I expected to be winded halfway through. After a couple times running I ran the full 2 miles. Felt GREAT. Until the next day my shins felt like they were going to die. Soooo either this means its time for new running shoes even though mine aren’t even a whole year old or my body just isn’t used to running this heavy…literally. It feels like shin splints from everything I have read, not really something I want to deal with espectially after the scale wake up call. I got a kettle ball per some Flipboard recommendations as doing some quick exercises in the morning before I get ready for work. Heck I’m up early enough 3 hours before I have to be in might as well! I also got Insanity but I’m not sure how well that will go over with my legs. They’ll need some more TLC, icing, pain meds and wall push ups to prep for that. I think the diet stuff I can definitely start…but can I stick to it? Like I mentioned I’ve never had to deal with something like this before. Many older friends of mine had warned me about 25-26 when your metabolism goes to hell and I didn’t believe them…my dad was a twig til he was like 40 and I figured I still had some time left! So that’s where the start is.
Among that, learning code has been productive but ridiculously slow. I think to get everything done that I want I really need to figure out better ways to use the calendar app and start sticking to a better schedule. I’m very comfortable where I am now which is how I got off the productive track, so to quote an old sup, “get out of your comfort zone. And remember the pony.”
Blogging has to be a regular thing again too…there is so much stuff I’ve wanted to write about but never been able to just come and sit down and put it into words! Like the new wines I have discovered from Trader Joe’s and even local wine bars by me, the new Postino and Vine Expressions! Plus Easter happened where I hosted my very first event. I wouldn’t call it a house warming party by any means (come to think of it that has to happen too) but it was still really fun, got to show the place off to the fam. Katie seems super happy as well being an awesome attorney (even winning attorney of the month) and she is fully moved in now. I’ve never asked anyone to move in with me before so this is a huge stuff. So far turning out to be a learning experience too, I’m really used to doing stuff on my own and only having my stuff being minimalist and all. The biggest adjustment is dealing with stuff that isn’t mine but at least I’m not freaking out about it! We share a lot of the same interests in furniture, odds and ends things, food/wine so it actually works out really well. The other great thing is [Most] everything turns out to be a compromise and theres rarely any fighting about it. And to think that a few years ago I didn’t think something like this was possible haha.
So yeah thats my plan. Exercise, learn code, eat better, see people more. And put it all into a calendar and become super organized. I think I can do it and stick to it right???