Saturday, July 21, 2012

Confession: I'm Addicted

Who would have though in such a short amount of time I could become addicted.
Seriously. My body has cravings and aches for more.

I'm talking about exercise. What did you think I was talking about?!

Just 2 short weeks ago I started a new healthier lifestyle.
Being aware of what I eat, counting calories and exercising daily.
This is not a diet, this is a lifestyle change.

The most awesome part, we're doing this as a family.
Farmers market every weekend to stalk up on our fruits and veggies.
Hitting the gym 5 days a week.
It's so much easier to keep it up if you have a team behind you.

It's weird, but I forgot how good it felt to live healthy.
How when you exercise you have more energy, more will-power, more metal strength.
Together my daughter and I have lost over 10lbs. 

A few things I'm doing differently that I have in the past.

1) My Fitness Pal - This is the new app I'm using to track my daily calorie intake.
It is extremely awesome and if you have friends using it, it's interactive. Let's be friends!




Photos c/o My Fitness Pa

2) Do this 2-3 times a day. Yeah, you'll feel it. Trust me

I'm just pumped and wanted to share my excitement with you guys.

What I must keep telling myself...

The one thing I really wish I could do is run. I don't know what's wrong with me but I run down the driveway and I winded but I can ride a bike a miles. This is my new goal. At the gym I always avoid the treadmill. I'm not planning on running a marathon anytime soon, but I will run. The outcomes worth it.
God blessed me with this body, not its time I start taking care of it.



  1. I love My Fitness Pal, I just started using it too! It's great! Totally addicting!

    If you want to start running, I did a training program called Couch to was awesome! I couldn't run at all before, even though I worked out all the time! You can find a schedule for free online, and I believe there's an app too!


  2. I started running in March & I couldn't even run 1/4 of a mile. Now I am up to 2 miles. I soo look forward to my runs it's addicting! Exercise is good for body and mind! ;)

  3. Yay!!! :) Good for you! I'm trying to start running too. Just got cute outfit yesterday to run in from Marshalls...i think that'll help. :)

  4. im in love/obsessed with myfitnesspal. I'll have to find you!

  5. I think some of us were designed to run and others were not. I get my cardio in other ways. I try to get into it, but I can't!

  6. Running becomes addicting after awhile! I know because I can go out and do an 8 mile run in the morning, and by the afternoon I feel like running again! I don't though...not that crazy!

  7. This is excellent! So glad you are loving it! :)

  8. I also heart running, but only when I'm done, unless there's a major energy boost I'm running on. Love exercising in general though. I'm a huge Jillian Michaels video fan.

  9. This is so great! Congratulations on your new "addiction!"

  10. This is such a great app! I use it all of the time.
    Not a bad thing to be addicted to ;)
    Just found your blog and I love it!
    Oh, Just Living the Dream

  11. Way to go! I recently had to quit my job and have more time to focus on fitness and I'm addicted. I have been spinning, weight lifting classes, yoga, and running. I havent started using an app to keep track fo things....maybe I need to check it out and try it.

  12. Just recently discovered this app! I love it! and i ALWAYS go running. Its the one thing I always make sure to do every time. I love the feeling I get after running 2-3 miles. It feels so good & is a great stress release for me. :) That & yoga. I'm CRAZY about yoga & pilates.

    xoxo Holly Noel
    Stop by anytime: The Artist Who Never Starved

  13. I'm a new follower of your blog - love it!

    I have just recently started running using the couch to 5K app. I had tried it before and failed...miserably. This time around I'm much more successful! I joined a 5K accountability group and a running coach mentioned to us that we shouldn't be running faster than a "conversational" pace as we begin training for this. That changed everything for me! I run *slowly*, as in barely more than a power walk. But my time intervals are increasing and it isn't killing me!!

    Good luck!


  14. I started running when I was 35 and have felt better the last few years than I did in my twenties. I don't like running, but it is worth it.


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