Where the heck have I been!?

9/21/2010 05:09:00 PM Ashley 2 Comments

Who knew that I'd really love where we moved to? Because of that, I have been spending a lot of time in the city exploring and loving all of the festivals and pick-your-own farms. When I am not doing that, I am decorating and organizing. A never ending process if you ask me. On top of that I'm actually working out again! Loving where I am living is really giving me the motivation to get back into working out and getting healthy.

The working out thing is huge. A few months back I did a post about not being happy with my weight. Well I'm still not happy. I'm actually a little heavier then I was. A lot of that is because of the move. I quit working out, because I was packing/moving boxes all day and I thought that was enough. Then there was the food. Oh the food. Lets just say eating out became a habit. It wasn't easy to eat the best when you were sitting in a car for 7+ hours as your drove across the country. Then it wasn't easy to eat healthy because the house wasn't unpacked. Then it just became laziness for us.

I fell back into my rut.

All of that changed a few days ago when I found a friend I could work out with. Not only is that a huge help, but one of the two base gyms is very close to our house. Because of that, both last week and this week I have worked out. I'm sticking to the elliptical for now, until I feel more confident in my knees. I am also hoping to add swimming into my workout. Which was actually what I wanted to do to begin with, but the indoor base pool is run by some rather "special" people and it is still closed.

My goal is to go at least 3 times a week. From there I may move onto Monday/Wednesday/Friday swimming and Tuesday/Thursday elliptical and maybe weight machines. Right now I am trying to take it slowly as to not overwhelm myself, because if i do that I won't workout. I'm also back to eating smaller portions and cooking meals at home. We do go out once a week for a trivia night, but I making a habit of eating much less. As in I'll only eat 1/3 to 1/2 of the meal and take home the rest. While it might not be the right choice for some, it's the right one for me. I love food too much to cut out all of the bad stuff, but I am much more aware of what I put in my body. Plus this place has more fresh veggies/fruits then you can shake a stick at.

It's awesome being here because we can actually go to a farm and pick our own fresh off the tree/plant/bush produce! So far we have been to pick apples, berries, tomatoes, peaches and okra. All of this fresh stuff is really helping with my drive to lose weight!

I couldn't leave you without some pictures. This time I leave you will all of the fresh stuff we have gotten to pick!

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Okra flower with a little okra hiding next to it.

Apples...which we may have had like 6 each while picking them.

Peaches that fell off into your hands.


  1. I am proud of you! as you know I recently got back to working out myself and I fell wonderful!

  2. I think I will join you on the working out bandwagon. I've just let myself go and since I've been so busy, fast food always seems to be the (bad) answer :(

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