Yeah, it’s been a while. I have been trying to get back to posting, but it just hasn’t happened. I started getting really down on myself about it to. I started to really wonder if I had the desire to keep writing – but then something wonderful happened. I had people start asking me about my blog. They wanted to know if I was still posting or when I would be posting. I even had someone I didn’t know message me through Facebook who had found my Everyday Health article and was inspired by my story. I want to thank the people who reached out to me when I needed a push – it’s nice to know my voice matters!
So, what has been going on in Pritzland? To be honest, not much as far as fitness. If you recall, I had signed-up for the Disney Princess Half Marathon back in July. Late last year I started training for the race and the hubby even agreed to help me out. We were about a month in when the holidays rolled around. When we went back to Michigan to see my family for Christmas, we still managed to get a long run in to stay on track. But from there we drove to Wisconsin to visit’s Jon’s family – and that’s when things went downhill. It was freezing! Remember, I live in Texas and there is a reason for that – I hate cold weather. We woke up one morning and it was below zero – needless to say I am a total wimp and there was no way I was running in that. But that wasn’t the worst part. On our last days of visiting, I got really sick (some kind of food poisoning) and I missed the next two long runs because of it. By the time I felt better, my motivation was gone.
Since I hadn’t bought a plane ticket or booked a hotel, etc., I just figured I would cut my losses and skip the race. My heart just wasn’t in it. As the date has gotten closer, I have mildly regretted that decision, but I can’t change it now. The race will be there next year.
When I couldn’t find the motivation to run, I decided I was do the first month of workouts in the Insanity program again. I am three weeks in and needless to say, I still hate it. This is the last week. I have no plans of continuing the second month of the program again, but I really didn’t intend to. My goal was to make it through the first month only. My thought was that it would provide me so much needed motivation. I’m not sure that it’s completely done that. But it’s made me want to be outside running again. I almost quit last week, but I got a guilt trip from some friends and well, let’s just say it was probably needed. Those horrible friends – ha!
Well that’s a quick check-in for now. I will be back, I promise. I have some things to update you on – a few product reviews, services I’ve recently tried, and styling tips! Stay tuned!