Alive and Thriving

PFG Jen said people have been asking about me and my maintenance life. Welp, here I am popping in for a quick hello! I have been up to so much since my departure from the blog world that I don’t even know where to begin. The short version is that I’m still being active at least three days a week, and I’m always mindful of what I eat. Now, being mindful doesn’t mean that I’m always eating superhealthy, but I am definitely aware. That’s the key. If I start feeling sluggish and I notice my clothes fitting differently, I cut out some of the snacky junk that I let creep into my diet and go back to the basics—lots of veggies/fruit and less crap. Easier said than done, but it’s the life of a maintainer! I’m so glad that I love working out, otherwise I’d be screwed … because I also love beer.

The longer version of my life update begins with my running at least one race per month from March through October. Chya! I’m superproud of myself. I sure didn’t think that I—a nonrunner—would sign up for my first 5K in September 2009 and have it turn into a fun little passion. And now for some pictures/proof:

Get Lucky! 7K in March (my farthest distance to date)