Hello fellow readers and bloggers! It seems like I have been away far too long – I have missed the rhythmic pounding on my keyboard. However, I am so grateful for all of you who faithfully checked in during my absence to see if I was, indeed, still alive. I wish I would have made the time to go online and write during my lull – but our latest vacation literally took all my energy from me!
Let’s begin with my vacation – a trip back home to visit with family. I got to see my parents, my brother, my in-laws, my aunt, my cousin, and my grandparents! I got to play with my niece & nephews…eat grilled food…walk around the park with my mother and aunt…and catch-up with little brother.
My one constant, amidst my crazy schedule of traveling, was – oh wait…I didn’t do anything normal!
- I ate handfuls of my favorite BBQ chips every night!
- No workouts.
- I played hide ‘n seek multiple times with 3 children under the age of 10.
- No runs.
- I ate potatoes almost every night with dinner!
- No internet.
- I swung on the swings at the City Park playground.
- No reading.
- I ate a Lebanese lunch with my mother the day before I left.
Now, it is time to step back, enjoy the memories…breathe, relax, smile…and then snap back to reality!
I was actually quite surprised when I stepped on the scale today! I have reached my initial goal weight…and realized that I am actually quite happy where I am right now. So instead of focusing on another weight loss goal, I am going to step-up my game in the fitness realm.
I would like to get in a few more races, increase my mileage, and tone up my arms and core. And yes, folks, I am even contemplating a 1/2 marathon in the fall. No commitments just yet…but I have allowed the seed to be planted. I like how my friend Kimi (A Slice of Kiwi) does a monthly meal plan – so I might give that a stab! I would also like to work on a few running plans in order to increase my mileage…safely…and without injury. More details to come soon!