Saturday, July 31, 2010

Success is hanging on when you want to let go

So true

I found this pic over at Fit This, Girl! In her post she remind us that "EVERYONE is busy and it's not an excuse." I have been queen of the slackers lately. My plethora of excuses for  slacking include but are not limited to: brother visiting, the ladies birthdays this month (CAKEand ICE CREAM!!!), my dad visiting (a whole bunch of emotional baggage unearthed with that visit), time of the month, and my virgo tendencies (if it's not done perfect I might as well give up).

But that's just what all these are....EXCUSES!!!!  I need to get off my but and get out there. No if's, and's or but's.  The alternative is to continue my wicked ways of no working out and eating craptastically.  NO WAY!  I'm already feeling the ill effects of my over-indulgence.  Today T and I took our "before" progress pics and did our measurments.  I haven't weighed in a while....up 6 pounds since the half marathon.   It's time to check back into reality and lay out my plan.  I have a rough idea of how things are going to look around here at Awaken the Strength until 10/10/10 and will post my plan tomorrow. 

Until then, here's my "in-your-face" (pardon the pun!) reminder of  how far I've come and what 50 pounds looks like.

Current...dorky scrub top,sorry!

So, to end this post on a super positive note....33 readers?!?  I feel pretty honored that you all stop by and check out that latest and greatest developments over here at Awaken the Strength.  I hope to keep you all enthralled as I tackle Portland.  Tomorrow is an 8 mile and I've got a pretty good route planned!


  1. You look great! Keep up the good work! I've certainly faced setbacks as well, but as long as they are small and I keep myself in check in the big picture, it all works out...we all need cake and ice cream at times! :-)

  2. You are so right--everyone is busy, everyone can make excuses. Wow look how far you've come! Keep up the great work!

  3. You're doing good. We all just have those times where we slack a bit but then it gives us good motivation to get back into it. Have a good long run.

  4. Excuses are easy.....hard work isn't....but the payoff is fantastic when we stick with the hard work!
    Congrats on what you've already accomplished, keep it up!

  5. All that I got out of this post is the fact that you used the word "plethora".
    "Jefe, would you say that I have a plethora of pinatas?"

    I'm more of an excuse kind of girl. And it's even easier being 24 weeks pregnant. :)

  6. @Whitney - HA! I always think that everytime I use the word plethora! Love, love, love the 3 amigos!