being able to make your own hours sure has its perks! i decided to not only take off friday, the 4th of july, but also today, the monday after the holida weekend!
thursday night we headed to noblesville to hang out with our good friends jason and kate. we went to moondog tavern to enjoy food, drinks, and a live band. it was a good time as always! (here’s kate showing off her festive red and blue nails, lol)
looking at myself in this picture made me realize that even after 5 weeks of counting calories, and losing a little over 5 pounds, i’m still not where i would like to be. i realized that along with watching what i eat, and eating healthier, i was going to have to do it the old fashioned way…putting in some exercise. of course i was not at all excited about that! i thought of all the people i’ve known who have lost a significant amount of weight, and one think they all had in common, is that they started running.
on friday i downloaded the “from couch to 5k in 30 days,” app and got started right away. it hurt, and it sucked, but i felt a lot better about myself afterwards. i just realized i made the mistake of doing three days in a row, when i was only supposed to do 3 days per week, lol. no wonder i was dreading it so much and hurting so bad! “week one,” aka the last three days lol consisted of a 5 minute brisk walk for warm up, followed by 1 minute of running to 90 seconds of brisk walking alternating for 20 minutes, finishing with a 5 minute brisk walk for cool down. we shall see what “next week,” holds in store for me. i complained about it a lot on instagram (missbiro is my name if you want to follow me!) and everyone kept saying it will get better…i sure hope so!
here are a few progress pictures. still have a ways to go!
sunday i got to go to breakfast and the craft store with my best friend jenny and my nephew grayson. i even inspired jenny so start couch to 5k too! and i get to babysit grayson for a few hours after work tomorrow so that should be fun! he’s such a cutie!!
and finally today, i got to go to the zoo with the schnell troop! luckily we missed all of the rain, and even got to see all of the orangutans in the new exhibit! i gave archer her new umbrella anyway, and she loved it! after that, i gave ashlee a quick crafting lesson. then they made me a delicious greek pita dinner (for meatless monday) and fresh berries with homemade whipped cream for dessert. yum! i was spoiled this (extended) weekend, for sure!