Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

It’s been awhile….

I have to say, I was doing really awesome on my fitness journey, until my better half received a new job, which required a move.  My better half works for a univeristy, and the previous position was in residence life, which required us to live in a residence hall (also known as a dorm).  Don’t get me wrong, we had a nice two bedroom apartment, but it was loud and my better half worked all of the time, and we were just ready for a change.  The same univeristy had an opening in a different department, and the short story is we had to find somewhere else to live.  What did we do?  We bought a house!!  We started looking in April and actually moved in a couple of weeks ago.  I LOVE our new house.  It’s just so…us.  My fitness regimin has been pushed aside for moving plans and unpacking.

A few says after we moved in, my better half surprised me with a puppy!!  She is a mix between a Bichon Friese and a Shitzu, and her name is Sadie.  She is the new love of our lives, and we have spent the last two weeks spoiling her.  Right now she is curled on my desk asleep.  Currently we are working on potty training, which has proven quite the challenge.

On top of all of this, I currently have pnemonia.  Luckily, it is going away and I am able to do everyday life things again, like go to work and clean the house.  I go back to the doctor on Wednesday in order to ensure all of the fluid is cleared up and I am good to go.  I am feeling pretty good, but I have a horrific cough.  This has also put a damper on my workout regimin.  It has also, inadvertantly, crashed my healthy eating plan.  When we found out we were moving, my better half went into a “we have to save every penny” kick.  Therefore, we ate in the dining hall most of the time.  Not only did this take away from my love of cooking, it was not quite as healthy either (think LOTS of fried food and starches).  When we moved in, things got better (for a week).  Then I got sick, and when I get sick I crave fast food.  Seriously, I could survive off of chicken nuggets and coke when I am sick.    Slowly I am starting to cook more, which should significantly help!!

Another piece of good news is I have a good friend who loves Shaun T and recently ordered his new workout, Focus T25.  My friend is currently training to become a weight lifter (and be in competitions and everything), so she will not do it everyday, but she has offered it to me to borrow so I can follow the program.  I am pretty excited to see if it lives up to the hype and compare it with Jillian’s Body Revolution.  I do feel like I’m cheating on my girl Jillian a little, but I have to mix it up, right?  No worries, because I do still LOVE Jillian!!

I am excited to get back to my blog.  I have missed it quite a bit, and I have been thinking about this post for a while.  It looks like life is looking less like a roller coaster, and I should be getting back into a routine (I think I have forgotten what a routine is though).  I look forward to blogging about my fitness adventures as well as other fun happenings in my life, as I feel I really can’t change or blog about just one thing because they all influence each other.

Now, I am off to shower and make dinner.  We are grilling tonight…hamburgers, zuchinni and squash, and corn!!  It’s gonna be yummy!!  Until next time!

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