Five things I love right now: stretching, running, television, music and snacks

Reading the site you always see about my weight loss journey and all the things that come along with it and it’s left people wondering what else am I about. This is just a little something that you can find out a little bit more about me. Yes, some of it is still exercise related but that is a PART of me too.

1. I’m obsessed with this song. It’s hit my running playlist and just a song I listen to in the car! I watched Princesses of Long Island and this was the theme song. Every week I said I was going to find out who sang the song but I didn’t until the season finale, which I didn’t watch until last week. Baby Come Home by Scissor Sisters is my new favorite song. It’s got a cool beat and it’s just a chill song. I love it!

2. Fat free sugar free Jello Chocolate Fudge Pudding is my after dinner snack. Yes I know it’s filled with things that aren’t that great for you: modified cornstarch, maltodextrin and some other things but I really like it. This particular flavor blew my mind. I picked it up on a whim and I’m glad I did. It hits my chocolate fix and a I pair it with some fresh fruit. It’s so good and fudgey. I’m definitely sticking with that 80/20 rule.

3. Suits on USA Network is my newest TV addiction. I found out about Suits when I was watching the new show Graceland. It looked like something I would be interested in but the show was already on season three. Luckily the past seasons were available on Amazon Prime and I rolled through those episodes so fast. The show is really great. I love Gabriel Macht from his past work and of course, Gina Torres is always a hit. The show is phenomenal and it’s different from other lawyer dramas. It’s well written and has the best all around cast of any show I’ve seen in a long while. It’s funny, serious and though provoking at the same time.

4. Group Centergy is the money. Since I’ve been training for my marathon and running a bit more, I’ve learned the importance of stretching. Centergy is my class I look forward to most each week because I’m always in desperate need of a stretch. I am a product of BTS and I truly believe these group of classes was integral in my weight loss journey. There’s something for everyone: kick, weights, spinning, core, yoga/Pilates, dance, step and just overall fitness. The classes are designed to make a most of every class and I love it. I’ve learned so much and still continue to go to most of these classes.

But I also like going to Sarah’s and Charla’s class too. We’re not talking or hanging out but it’s time I get to spend with some friends so that makes it worth while too. Plus, my friends attend class too so that’s always fun!

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5. I love my running shoes. This is probably no surprise to you but I have a new reason to love them. I was having some major knee problems which I thought was due to my shoes and lack of getting a good stretch in after my runs. I had to put my shoes aside and go back to my old shoes and that made me very sad. I love both pairs of running shoes I have but I was excited to try something different. Plus, I already spent the $115 on the shoes and I wanted to run in them. After my knee problem kind of cleared up, I started to think the shoes weren’t the problem and it was just the stretching and I think I was right. I’ve been running in these shoes for a couple of weeks and I even ran the half last weekend in these shoes. Everything worked out great and I’m glad that I am able to wear them again…and not waste the money.

The one thing I’m not loving right now is traveling. I intended to go to Gulf Shores this weekend to hang with my bestie but plans had to change due to an unforeseen circumstance. I’m bummed that I won’t be making the trip because I always have a great time with her and her family in Gulf Shores. I am not not bummed about making the trip in the car by myself. It’s a double edged sword but I’ll have to fill my time with something else.

I have a lot of traveling to do over the next couple of months so I should be gearing up for everything.

I’m running a 5K race tonight since my plans changed…on a bridge. I’m not sure if I’m ready for hill repeats but I have been running a lot of hills lately. I’m not looking for anything spectacular so the expectations are low. I just want to run with my friends and support a great organization!

What are your plans for the weekend?