Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Start of Something New

Today is my first attempt at a blog. I have found myself with so many thoughts, ideas, recipes, and stories that I figured it was time to share my expert opinions with the world (By expert I mean not at all professional but honest)

My husband and I have been married for just over 3 years. About 8 months into marriage we had both reached a point where we were physically and mentally unhappy. We had gotten overweight, lazy, and all around unhealthy. 
Us, May 2010:

So we did what any person in our shoes does: 
Stopped eating crap
Stopped eating out
Started cooking REAL food
Joined the local gym

This worked for about 9 months, we lost 85 lbs together and started feeling much better about ourselves. 

Then I met this guy:

That would be our trainer Matt. If you can't do that, I don't care what you say about my fitness.

This is us now, June 2013:


Now we work out with him and other trainers along with attempting to get better at running. We both just finished Dam to Dam, a huge 20K race in Des Moines. It was the hardest thing I have ever done, but I am more than proud of myself. As you can tell from this, we could barely walk.

But it was worth it. So I will try to share my recipes I find online, modify, or create myself. I will complain about how hard/hot/boring running is, but yet I still love the challenge it gives me. I will talk about my workouts and whatever torture I go through that day. I will also talk about life, crafts, books, celebrities, or my favorite pink things. Thanks for reading and hopefully I don't offend you (too much).