I did 4.04 miles today. Not too bad. I listened to Dolly the entire time. Listening to her music always inspires me and encourages me. I used to write about her music and how the dog I’d feature would encourage me. I miss that. My old blog, “Joie to the Max,” just sits dormant. I think I’m going to dust it off and use it as a creative outlet about Dolly’s music. I miss writing.
I love fitness and all, but I miss writing out of passion.
I’ve been to the gym once since early February. I’m pretty embarrassed by that. But, I’m here. I did well today. After the car wreck a couple of weeks ago, I got sore and discouraged. I let that be my excuse. Even today, I wasn’t going to come to the gym, but I did. I’m so glad!
I did my run. I ran 6.5 miles. I burned 895 calories!! With my food I ate today, that brings me to -500 calories. Uh oh.
I have to get a good burn, but I have to get food too. Lol.
This past weekend, my mom, sister, and I were in a car wreck. It left us all very sore. For me, it left me traumatically scarred, too. I’ve done so much emotional eating over the last three days. A lot. It’s frustrating. I can’t seem to get it under control. I need to work on it harder. Because of the soreness, I couldn’t go to the gym. I’ve missed it.
I’ve absolutely fallen in love with Kathryn Stockett’s book The Help. I originally started reading it on my iPhone. I had purchased a Kindle Fire, and read it on it at the gym. The Kindle Fire just wasn’t working out for me, so I took it back. Today, I was able to use my brand-new iPad 2. I read while I ran. All that to say, I love that book. It’s so good!! The movie is good, too!
Clay and I did weights today for the first time in almost a week. It felt awesome. I’m so thankful for him and his friendship. He really pushes me in the gym. I needed it. Even the past week, I’ve felt complacent and haven’t pushed myself. That’s over.
I ran 7.22 miles today. I. Love. Running.
I have set my goal for February to do 5 miles every day I come to the gym. I can do it!!