Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Another week in...

So it's been a week since I posted last. Things change so quickly in a week!

Where to start... how about health and fitness?
Well 2 weeks ago I posted that I had a really bad off week, and I was having trouble finding motivation to get myself together. Well, somehow I dug deep inside myself and said get over yourself, and go for a run. For me, the no-nonsense, cut the crap approach has proven to be the way to go. It may not work for everyone, but the hardass technique works for me!
I'm 100% sure that having a job and a schedule has helped, but at the same time, it's complicated things. I haven't had food sitting in front of me all day, but I have been really busy and workouts have been cut short or dropped. I'm trying to stay with a 5x per week for close to an hour each day. I'm keeping my calories in the 1600-1800 range. It's going well.

As I said 2 weeks ago, I can tell when I'm gaining weight because it goes right to my stomach. Well my stomach has gone back down and nothing was added to my hips like it does if I don't work it all off quickly. I'm proud of myself for that!
We've been eating out a bit more because we're running from place to place after work and I just don't have time, so that's new. I have been going online during the day and looking up nutritional information though, so I know I'm making smart choices.

So now onto the big news - our offer was accepted on the house! Our inspection was today, and there were no problems. Sooooooo we're closing on October 23! JJ and I are both so excited. My job is going great, as is his. Everything just seems to be moving right along. How can it already be mid-September? I have to start upping my mileage October 1 for the 10k...and it's still 87-89 degrees at 4pm!

Well with all of those good things, one bad thing must be noted. JJ got me sick :( He's around athletes and students all day long in the nasty training room and on the field, so of course he picked up some sort of cold/flu bug and gave it to me! Last night I did the first 5 circuits of No More Trouble Zones, and I was literally shaking. I pushed it too much, so I'm taking tonight off, hoping to finally rid myself of this nasty bug!

Hope you're all enjoying your fall weather, I'm jealous :)


  1. Hope you feel better soon!

    A million congrats on the house! Wonderful news!

  2. Congrats on the house and feel better soon!

  3. That's wonderful news about the house! Hope you feel better!

  4. Congratulations on the house. Few things are as exciting and stressing as buying a house.

    I hope you feel better soon.

  5. Congrats on the house and getting back on track. I too do so much better with a schedule.

    I hope you feel better soon!

  6. Congrats! Glad to hear things are going so well for you. You totally deserve it!

  7. Ugh. College students are carrier monkeys for viruses. I hope you feel better soon. You know the drill, Ash. Rest, lots of fluids, repeat!

    Amazing news about the house! Can't WAIT for photos!

  8. I live in Mississippi and you get used to the weather. I promise!

  9. Wow...lots of good changes. I will change the link so you are still on my blogroll, thanks for the notice!

    Congrats on the house-so exciting! Glad you are back on track....frustrating when you let yourself slip isn't it? Been there and I too am now back on track!

    Have a great weekend!

  10. That is great news! Very exciting news :)