Tuesday, May 25, 2010

no news is good news

I didn't quite realize how long it's been since I last posted until Shelley, Tammy and Juice started checking up on me! I'm so lucky to have made such great friends here in blogland that people actually miss me.

Things are really pretty darn samey same over here so I haven't posted much. I didn't want to write a boring post about being bored :) I'm working 2 jobs, one for myself and one for someone else, and as always struggling to find the time to work out. I've been maintaining by eating well and walking the dogs but it's not enough for me. These days I need the hard exercise to keep my anxiety at bay and my energy up. I have made it to week 4 of couch to 5k and have been stuck there for a few weeks. Hopefully after a week or so of getting up early I'll be ready to move on to week 5. I'm so proud of myself for making it this far I can't give up now.

Everything is once again pointing me to morning workouts. I don't know why it's so hard for me other than the fact my mom says I have never been a morning person since birth. Things change as we get older so maybe after a couple of months, I will be that morning person I envy. I will stop saying "whatever Melissa" as the girl from the end of the street is finishing her morning run as I'm just opening the curtains. Tomorrow I'm up and out the door at 5:45. This can't be so bad. Right???

Thanks again to my girls for checking up on me. You inspire me every day!


  1. lol, oh I can so totally hear you saying "whatever Melissa", possibly with an eyeroll? lol Good to hear from you again! :)

  2. So glad you posted - I know you've been super busy, but still...throw us a bone once in a while! ;)

    You are really doing great with your C25K program and I'm proud of you for not giving up - and you know what? I need to get out early in the morning to do my running, too (it's so freaking hot here now) and that is a hard thing to make myself do...but maybe if I know that you are also up and running (literally, haha) early, I will force myself to get up and out, too.

    Thank you for your help last week - I really appreciate it!

  3. So glad to know you're alive and weller than well! Keep on keeping on.

  4. Glad to hear from you! Have fun tomorrow morning!

  5. Hey, glad to know all is well! Can I just give an AMEN for struggling with getting up early? I have a REALLY hard time with that, but I know it would make my life easier! How are you making yourself do it??

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  7. So tell us, did you do it? Hope so! :)

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  11. Oh - checking in on you again. Glad you are doing well. Post soon! :)

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  13. I agree with that. No news is good news! Most of the time. It is a lot easier to vent on a blog sometimes than it is to pat yourself on the back. But if you made it to week 4 of C25K, you deserve a pat on the back.

  14. Jim's got a great point.

    You know, friends are a great motivator for exercise. Do you have any running partners? I always end up working out harder when I've got a companion. Inspires that competitive drive I've got.

    Hey, keep us updated! We love your work. Also, when you get a chance, check out www.TheDietSolutionProgram.com. It contains a lot of valuable information that addresses the problems brought up by Jim, and how to solve these issues.

  15. Isn't it awesome to have friends that keep you accountable!?! That's one of the reasons I'm starting something new.

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  17. Okay...I returned to read some of my favorite blogs and see that you've been a little M.I.A. I was too, but I just want to say that I hope you're doing well and taking care of yourself. And enjoying your summer.