Hey gals and guys! I am actually posting this on Monday morning cause my Sunday was full to the brim and I got home late and was in no shape to try to stay awake and type a blog! I had a huge victory yesterday! I jogged a 5k all the way through straight! I only did it at 4 miles and hour, but man was that a rush! I finally turned off the treadmill and if everybody had not been asleep, I would have done a primal scream I was so happy! I finished the first two miles fairly easily, the last 1.1 miles was a bit of a struggle, but I hung in and wowzer was it worth it. I don't know, it was just a real high is the only way I can explain it. I want to try to do about 5 more of those and see about starting to run a little faster then maybe a little farther next.
Had a long day as I eluded to before. I got up and got the jog in, then immediately was hit with getting everybody else up and around, and we all got ready for my Christmas gathering with my Hudson family, dad's side of the family. I don't see them or keep in touch like I should and that is totally on me. I should try harder but between the fact my life is busy and crazy and there is an hour drive between us, I fail horribly. I did get pictures with my brother and his kids, and that did my heart so much good. I really wish we were closer and we are going to try to be now I think. I love my nephew and niece, they are both hoots to hang out with! Shady by niece, is so spunky and sassy, it is cute. Dusty is just a little man now. Well behaved, calm cool and relaxed. Love it!
Ok, now that all these food centered festivities are over, and I handled them as well as I guess I was able, I am thankful to be back to normal life starting today. I like when I have structure in my life and the food put before me is totally in my control. I don't believe the past week will kill me, but I am betting it won't help the scale any! I will be getting some extra exercise on Monday and Wednesday now since I don't have classes at lunch on those days anymore, so that is my upside for the week. The other good news is, I get to hang out with my family at night all week for a month too. I may throw in some extra jogging then too just to help me get back on track and in better shape for my weigh in this Friday. It may be too little too late, but the one thing I am going to keep in mind for this last stretch of the holiday season, I am at LEAST 73 pounds lighter than I was this time last year, and that is not anything to be sneezing at!