Hi Friends! I’ve been MIA lately and missing you! Life’s been a little busy and there is only so many hours in the day which means sometimes this little blog takes a back seat. Luckily, it’s a Sunday morning, it’s raining and we can catch up over a cup of chai tea.
I’ve been feeling so good lately when it comes to eating and workouts. My eating habits are far from perfect and I don’t work out as much as I’d like but that’s really ok lately. I feel like for so long I was caught up in how many workouts a week I was going to do, how long my workouts were and having a perfect combination of cardio and strength. These days I don’t even plan my workouts, I go by the feel of the day and what sounds fun and interesting. Some mornings I am up at 5:30am practicing yoga or going for a run. Other days I reset the alarm, sleep in until 6:30 and go for a quick run, or do a 30 minutes barre workout after work. The only constant these days is the 6am barre class I take down the street every Friday morning. The variety challenges my body and helps tone my muscles, in fact I’m still losing weight and inches. In terms of eating, we’re still loving salads and lean protein like salmon, chicken and turkey and it’s easy to stay on track with these good healthy meals. We’re still learning and adjusting. Some weekends we eat too many carbs or overindulge on date night but it’s ok- life is short. I’d love to say that I drink a green smoothie everyday but that would be a lie. Most days I do but other times I want toast with peanut butter and banana or a bowl of cereal. It’s not perfect but it works for me!
Wedding planning has been so fun. I don’t share our planning process and the details here as this is a space for running and yoga talk but it’s definitely a big project that takes up a good chunk of my time and truthfully keeps me from posting more frequently here. I was a bit worried about planning our wedding. So much so that I wanted a very small, intimate wedding of less than 50 people as I thought it would be easier to plan. We are actually having over 100 people at our wedding but still hoping it will be intimate. I’m so happy we’re planning a larger wedding with all the fanfare. It’s been a really fun process so far and an experience I’m so happy to share with Michael and our families. We just finished booking all of the major details and even booked our honeymoon! I’m beyond excited for our big day and counting down the next 7 1/2 months with great anticipation.
Speaking of our wedding. It definitely has me thinking about my race plan for the year. You all know I typically run a marathon or half-marathon (or two) in the fall but with our wedding in November I’m not really sure I want to commit to that. I’ve been enjoying the wedding planning process, mostly because I’ve set aside the time to plan it. And the fall will be even busier with all the little details coming together, my bridal shower and the bachelorette party. As, someone who thinks they can do it all, I find myself more often than not in situations where I’ve taken on too much and get stressed out. I really don’t want to stress out about my wedding or a race. Both are supposed to be fun. So I’m thinking a may not run a fall race this year and enjoy this exciting time in my life. I’m also really loving my workouts lately. It feels so good to run for the fun and enjoyment of it, or skip a run and go to yoga or hit the barre instead. I love the variety and the freedom to do what feels good. What is up in the air is spring half marathon. I’d just do it for fun, and not worry about time and PR’s. Decisions, decisions.
On April 12th we’ll celebrate 6 months with Twila. She’s been such a joy in our lives and makes us laugh every.single.day. She’s so goofy and funny. She has this little purple mouse that she plays with. She’s always pushing it under the couch or in a closet and then comes and yells at you until you get it for her. It’s so funny. She’s really come around lately and been so snuggly and full of love. I just can’t get enough. There’s nothing better than the unconditional love of a pet. And who can resist her silly bat ears and sweet eyes?!
I’m off to make breakfast! I’m thinking is a french toast and scrambled egg kind of morning. Thanks for catching up with me friends! I’ll be back soon!