Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday ::: Hope

Hey. It's me, Hope. Remember me?
So I haven't blogged in 2 weeks because last week we were at the beach for vacation.
It was one of my favorite family vacations to date.
Lots of ocean swimming, pool swimming, hot tub sitting, sand castle building, shell collecting, shopping, arcade game playing, and we even brought home 4 new members of the family. Our cute little hermit crabs.
The kids had a BLAST and I had a blast watching them have a blast!
We had a beach house, so we were able to prepare food at the house, which was nice, but we still did a lot of eating out too.
I ate grilled things or salads when I could. I also had a cheeseburger and onion rings once. It was good, but not as good as the salads, to be honest. {What is happening to me!?!?!?}
We were able to bring my niece along with us to help with the kids and not only was she awesome with them, but she was my workout buddy.
I bought some cute workout gear while I was there, so here is a before & after of us running :)
 
 {Michaela & I ran twice while at the beach.
She said she was impressed that I ran 2 miles without stopping.
I told her if I stopped, I wouldn't start again.}

{My sweet family on the beach}

{Me & the love of my life}
 
Since I didn't bring my scale with me, I was a little nervous about this mornings weigh in.
I really had no idea if running twice was going to be enough to get rid of that cheeseburger and onion rings {among other treats}
So this morning my scale said I weigh exactly the same as when I left! Hallelujah!
What that means to me is that I am getting a hold of the balance aspect. I know that if I eat things that aren't the best for me, I have to work out. And I know that eating things that are better for me, is going to give me the results I want. It's all about balance.
That is one thing I am worried about. After I reach my goal, will I be able to maintain? I sure don't want to start sliding back up. But this last week gave me confidence that I can do this for the long haul.
This isn't a race, it's a marathon.
This is for life.
 
And speaking of races...
Who is running her very first 5K THIS Saturday?
This girl!
I'm so stinking excited!
This is serious proof that ANYONE can do this!
I am not a runner. But I am determined. And that's all that matters.
Stay tuned for pictures :)
 
{1st annual Jeffcoat sand castle & sand castle smash}

1 comment:

Robyn Jordan said...

Great job!!!! Love the picts!!! Even a couple of pictures in a swim suit!! So glad you had such a great time. Proud of you! Let's keep doing this okay!!!