September is being stronger than my excuses.

I don’t know why this blog post is so hard for me to write. I’ve been trying to write it for a week. I strive to be real and authentic on my blog. I want to share the real things in life and not wrap it up in a pretty Instagram post. I try to be real. I don’t want people thinking I have all the answers or I have my stuff together. News flash: I don’t have it all together. I’m not perfect.

I made a list of all the things I want to talk about on my blog over the summer. I plan to explore healthy living, running, travel, and mom life. It’s easier to break into those categories for a clearer vision for myself, and so you know what you’re getting when you come here.

The blog helped keep me focused and gave me a plan to write about my tangible goals. I will admit I’ve been floundering this summer. I’ve had no goals in my future, and I’ve gone through a lot of changes. I’ve had some changes in my routine which have thrown a curveball in this thing called life. In July, the gym canceled by cycle class because apparently, people don’t always like to work out at 5 AM. I thought I would be fine without it, but having that built into my fitness routine every week was helpful.

After running The Flying Pig Marathon, I decided that I shouldn’t have any running goals because the running scheduling thing kind of messed me. I switched my focus to getting organized in life period because I must admit I’m not the tidiest person in the world. It’s incredible how quickly a mess will build up when you have a toddler at home, and you spend your free time doing other things like running long miles on the weekend. Maybe it was time to push my focus on something else and get out of a chaotic state.

I’ve been struggling with motivating myself to get things done or finish any projects. I’ve been struggling to follow on through on plans that I have made. I have let my excuses be my guide which trying to deny all of this has been going on.

Today was my deadline to write this post, and I almost let it pass because I’ve had such a hard time trying to get the words down. It’s nearly two hours to midnight, and I almost let the one goal I set for myself pass because of an excuse.

Writing this blog is the first step in fulfilling a promise to myself and hopefully providing you with some good content along the way. Here’s to a good September!

 

June break for better content

June break for better content

Hello everyone!  It’s June and it’s the time of the year When I take a small break from the blog. After attending Mom2.0 in April, I learned I need to take my blog in a direction. I need to spend more time on developing USEFUL content alongside those personal moments I love to share. I have taken the last week to brainstorm the type of content I want to provide in the next year. I have worked on new ideas and put pen to paper to flush those ideas out. During the time, I have also learned food blogging just…

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How to get back into a routine

How to get back into a routine

Hey all!  Happy Global Running Day!  Maybe I should spend the day talking about running, but I’m going to talk about getting back in a routine after having a little “break.”  I spent the last week being sick, which gave me a lot of time to think things out.  I’ve also been wasting a lot of time watching YouTube videos instead of putting my plans into action.  I might be lacking a bit of focus in life.  I may just need a kick in the butt to get myself back into a functioning member of society. After the marathon, I…

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Friday File: Mother’s Day, Bosch, guilty pleasures, …

Friday File: Mother’s Day, Bosch, guilty pleasures, and what I ate

Happy Friday! We’ve made it through the week, and now it’s time for the Friday File. This is my time to run down everything that happened over the week. Honestly, I haven’t made it around to doing a weekly Friday File, but I’m working on it. This week has been a rebuilding week for me. I’m a bit lost without a rigid running schedule and no goals in sight. I have more time to work on building content for this blog, which a massive focus for me the past month. I spent Mother’s Day celebrating and eating way too much…

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Time to change up the habits

Time to change up the habits

It’s time for this mama to change up the habits. I’ve basically been training for a marathon since last August, and now I just need a break. I have been on a training schedule for so long, which has made it difficult to do anything else in life. It’s time to change up the habits. I just want to workout to just workout and not be an on schedule. I don’t want to need to worry about getting things done early on a Friday night because I have a four-hour long run Saturday morning. I don’t want to worry about…

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Healthy eating and travel: can it work?

Healthy eating and travel: can it work?

I’ve been traveling for the past week, and I’m still going. I’m not sure if travel and healthy eating can go in the same sentence, but I’m going to try to make some sense of the whole thing. Situation #1: You hardly travel and decide to live your life and not care about what you’re eating. Situation #2: You travel frequently, but maintain some balance but fall into the trap of “it’s not like I’m HERE every day” so you can enjoy so local cuisine. Situation #3: You don’t care either way.  This person is probably not reading this blog…

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Mom works on re-introducing herself

Mom works on re-introducing herself

I’m Angela and I’m working on re-introducing myself to you. I’m just a woman who lost 200 pounds (a combined total of 500 pounds with my husband) and fell in love with running who then fell into motherhood. I learned along the way that healthy living encompasses the mind, body, and soul. That’s where I am today. Trying to balance it all and encourage others to tackle the journey they think is impossible. Most importantly, I am a mom to a beautiful 2-year-old who is referred to as Tiny Tot on this blog. Weight loss is the catalyst to it…

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Friday file: Sunday night edition

Friday file: Sunday night edition

I know, I’m sorry.   I left the blog vacant for a week because I’ve just been tired.  Last weekend was a huge running weekend for me.  That kind of threw my whole week off because I ran both Saturday and Sunday. I wasn’t at home to get stuff done around the house or get ready for work.  That one day of prep kind of pushed everything off.  Daily life has been busy this week. I ran two half marathons back to back.  I’ve been working with a running coach because I am really improving.  I see progress which is really…

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Friday File: heart rate monitor and the workout

Friday File: heart rate monitor and the workout

Happy Friday!  It’s been a long and adventurous week for me. Life has kept me busy the past two weeks and I’ve been trying to change some of my habits.  There a lot of change happening among the chaos in my life. This week I’ve been trying to get my Garmin Fenix watch of unproductive fitness mode into something that made me feel better.  Do you pay attention to your heart rate zones when you work out?  I have always paid attention to my heart rate but never in the area, I should be working.  I always assumed that if…

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Putting yourself first

Putting yourself first

Life is busy and things get really messed up in life, but it is OK to put yourself first. Have you ever made a list of the important things in your life? Where do you fall on that list? Most of the time your name doesn’t even show up on the list. I’m giving you permission to put yourself on the list. The misconception about putting yourself first is that selfishness. This is not being selfish, this is smart. Think about all the things you do in a day and how many of those things you do for other people.…

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Friday File: podcasting, running, essential oils and more

Friday File: podcasting, running, essential oils and more

Happy Friday!  I’m starting something “new” on the blog called the Friday File.  I’ll be honest, it’s just the Friday Five but without the five.  The pressure to produce a list of the five things sometimes made me not want to do a weekly roundup. I feel like I’ve been hitting my stride this week in life, which means next week everything is going to fall apart.  I’m ok with that though.  I did some great things this week. If you haven’t listened to the podcast, you definitely should.  Having this podcast will add more content to the site and…

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