Mission Statement

Our goal with this blog is to push each other to get healthy, learn how to stay fit and active, to examine our lives and try to find the joy and fun in every day, and to conquer our fears so that we can go out into the world and grasp every bit of happiness we can find. All while being snarky and trying not to kill each other.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


So, yeah.  I've been MIA for a long time.  Life just got too busy and crazy for me to remember to post on here.  Maybe if I just do as Cory has suggested, trying to post an update once a week, I'll be able to keep up.  I'll give it a shot.

Believe it or not, my absence is not indicative of me falling off the wagon.  I haven't been sticking to a diet or exercise program hardcore (until this week--more on that in a bit), but I haven't completely stopped trying to make improvements, either.  

My goal right now as far as diet is to try and eat 75% raw foods.  I think it's too much to expect myself to only eat 100% raw foods all day every day.  I'm letting myself have a few indulgences here and there.  But I am still doing my veggie smoothies--believe it or not, I LOVE them.  The recipe I use is:

2 cups water
3 large handfuls of spinach
2 bananas
2 cups of strawberries

Blend all in a blender for about 2 1/2 minutes.  Yields three servings.

I drink a smoothie for breakfast and one for lunch.  Sometimes I even drink one for supper, too.  It's especially nice and refreshing now that it's so hot.  And it gives me a big energy boost.  I munch on a variety of different things throughout the day such as bananas, apples, grapes, carrots, sugar snap peas, almonds, and cashews.  I do my best to never go hungry.  I figure if I keep myself from going hungry it'll keep my blood sugar in a good zone and will help keep the cravings at bay.

And this past weekend I bought a treadmill.  And I am actually jogging on it!  I am so excited that I can run-- I thought I was still several months away from being able to run.  Now granted, I'm only jogging 90-120 seconds at a time.  I'm doing the "weight loss" program on the treadmill, which varies the speed and gets you up into your target heart rate for fat-burning.  But still, GO ME! \o/  I'm loving it, too.  Running feels so freeing.  I'm even thinking that maybe next year if I'm ready I might run a 5K here in our city.

And today I tried on a pair of jeans that are two sizes smaller than the pair I'm used to wearing (which I haven't even worn in months because I wear scrubs to work and usually sweats or shorts when I get home, and since I have no social life I had no need to try these jeans on), and those jeans fit perfectly. \o/ And I tried on the bigger size I used to wear and was able to slide them off without unbuttoning or unzipping.  I also tried on a pair of jeans that are 3 sizes smaller.  Those were too snug to wear as of right now, but I was at least able to button and zip them up.  So, even though I've been absent around here, I have still been making some progress.

Sorry I haven't been holding up my end of the blog, Cory!  I hope you can find it somewhere in that heart of yours to forgive me.  And I hope you've been doing well in your own journey.  I know you've had a whole bunch of stuff going on with you. 


1 comment:

  1. Good to see you post! Two sizes, wow!!!! You are amazing. The smoothie sounds good, I may have to try it.