Sunday, April 8, 2012

Yes I'm back... Well I'm BACK IN BLACK!!

Black running pants that is!  WHOO HOO!!  Health has returned to my house!  Easter is over, excess candy is in the trash!  I had my first run in a WEEK!  It wasn't too bad.  It was definitely a little harder and I do have a little junk still in my lungs but I only noticed that after I stopped.  I sounded a little like a hardcore smoker - and I've never even taken a puff in my life!  It was a rough week for sure.  I didn't exercise a LICK.  I ate like crap.  That's ok, because I'm back on track now.  I was one of two people at the gym on Easter Sunday - but I am SO glad I got in because now that I have the "return workout" under my belt, I can go on as usual! 

     Yesterday we took the kids to an egg hunt at a local church (yes, the second one of the season! HA)  It was a LOT of fun!  I actually wore a shirt that I have NEVER fit into!  I bought it almost 5 years ago.  I bought it because I absolutely LOVED the color, but they didn't have any in my size.  I figured "I can lose this baby weight pretty quickly" so I bought it.  Whatever.  5 years later and I still have that baby weight, and then some!  Well, not anymore!  Pete took a picture of me in the shirt and I'm really blown away!  I actually look almost normal!!  Take a look!

I still have a really fat and saggy lower belly - that never seems to go away.  I wonder if it's actually just excess skin?  I dread having to surgically address it some day, but I have to be realistic!

After seeing how good this shirt looked on me, I decided that I would wear a skirt and heels on Easter Sunday!  I can't even REMEMBER the last time I wore either!  I have proof!!!!  This skirt had not fit me in at least 4 years!  The shirt is a 2x!  I can't even remember the last time I wore a 2x!

     Today when I ran I wore my new race shirt!  I have never worn a technical shirt before!  I wasn't sure if I should wear it - it's a lot tighter than I'm comfortable  with, but I really wanted to try it out!  I'm not sure I like it, I felt really hot in it.  Once I got outside it felt really cool and refreshing though, so I won't pass judgment until I get a chance to run in it outside!  I also wore my wicking headband for the first time and I LOVED it!  I didn't have to wipe the sweat from my eyes once!  The only thing I didn't like was that I was constantly having to reposition it, but I can live with that!  Here is a pic of me in my tech shirt!  I'm going to do my progression pics in this for a while!

 I'm so excited to be back!  I was starting to worry that I would never get back on track if I didn't ditch this cold soon!  Thankfully I didn't gain anything back so I can just pick up where I left off!  I'm back in black baby!  (running pants!)  Thanks for reading!  Have a great night!  -Monica