I never know where to start

I never know where to start so I’ve been avoiding my blog altogether. I have plans for the blog but I just don’t have the time to execute them. Well, I don’t think I’ve been managing my time correctly when I do have the time. I guess I’m trying to add things back gradually.

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First I was trying to get back to working out, then dropping some weight and then getting back to teaching my cycle classes. Now might be time for me to get back to working on the blog. I’m really ready to get back to it and I want to provide valuable information to all of you.

Motherhood has been something special. There are moments that I don’t want to miss. There are things I look forward to that I never thought I would brighten my day. Everything kind of means something now. Some things are quite easy and other things are a real struggle (like trying to get my sweet baby to sleep in the pack and play or the crib).

My blogging may have decreased here but my Instagram has become my blog. I kind of track of my daily life going on there.

I guess this would be a good time to set some goals for myself:

1. I want to take the time to blog every day. I may not get something posted every day but I want to at least try.

2. I need to stop being so hard on myself.  I find myself getting frustrated when I go for a run and I think it’s holding me back.  I’m always preaching don’t compare yourself to others or be better than you were yesterday which are things that I really mean.  But I have to admit, I haven’t been the most positive lately.  I have to remember I’m on a different level.

3. I need to get on my fundraising game for Action for Healthy Kids.  I’ve kind of put it on the back burner because I’ve been focused on other things.  I need to suck it up and raise the most money I can for such a great organization.

4. I want to have a more positive attitude.  I have to admit that I’ve been struggling with postpartum depression which has made this journey just a tiny bit more difficult.

Friday Five: Running, baby and everything else

Friday Five: Running, baby and everything else

Hey everyone! It’s been a long week and I’ve spent most of it working, eating or sleeping. I’ve become the most uninteresting person in the world. I had big plans for the blog this week and I missed my Thursday blogging. I’m trying to get at least 3 days a week on the blog so I’ll be making up for that right now. The sleeping has been so bad this week that I put an air mattress to sleep on at work during my break. I haven’t done a Friday Five in a long time and I should probably get… View Post

Chicago Marathon Weekend

Chicago Marathon Weekend

I’m not a bad blogger, I promise.  I’m just a pregnant woman who moves a little a bit slower than normal.  Honestly, I usually work on my blog at work but our internet at work has been horrible the past month…it takes me all day to my work and there’s no time for blogging.  Long story short, I’m still here. This past weekend we traveled to Chicago for the Chicago Marathon.  Obviously, I didn’t get to run for my charity this year, but Willie did.  I’m sad to say that he didn’t finish the marathon.  I’m proud of him for… View Post

Win a Headsweats trucker hat for Global Running …

Win a Headsweats trucker hat for Global Running Day!

Hello all! I’m still here. More on this later…keep reading. I’m coming at you to talk about Global Running Day aka National Running Day! It’s time to get out and celebrate running. I haven’t been running much lately. I’ve been doing a lot of walking. Walking is really great, but I would rather be running. Running has my heart and I can’t wait to get back to it! Running has changed my life in so many positive ways. It’s one of the reasons I love to share our weight loss story because the weight loss opened my world up to… View Post

Why I stopped showing up to running group?

Why I stopped showing up to running group?

My running group is great.  I love being a Strutter as most of you can tell from my race pictures.  These people have come into my life and made it so much sunnier.  My Monday and Wedesdays have been filled with hanging out with these people until recently and maybe it’s time for a little transparency. There are a few explanations that I could offer here.  Let’s start with the easiest explanation: I was just injured.  It’s not that I don’t want to run but I just couldn’t.  It hurt.  It was painful and it kind of made me sad.… View Post