Gap Outlet white cami - a million years old
In other, extremely unrelated news (as in, it is nothing like easy and does not involve leisurely walking around the mall and eating chocolate cake while wearing a loose-fitting maxi dress, which is the honest truth of what I did yesterday), today marks the first day of half marathon training for the race I signed up for this fall (this awesome one - now taking suggestions for a great costume!). I've also been thinking about that lingering goal on my 30 before 30 list, which is to lose the last 20 pounds I want to shed.
Let me tell you the short version of a very long story: Once upon a time, I lost 70 pounds. I was pretty happy with that even though I still had about 10 more pounds I wanted to lose. During that time, I also became a runner. I ran the Chicago Marathon last year and gained a few pounds during training (normal) and then kept eating like a horse after and not sticking to a running schedule (not normal), so I gained another 5 or so pounds. Therefore, I now have about 20 pounds to be where I really want to be. Then I added that goal to a list of things I wanted to accomplish before I turned 30. I turn 30 on October 12. That is approximately 11 weeks from today. Moral of the story: must.get.my.ass.moving.
So I'm back on track this week after many wonderful months of dunking Oreos (reduced-fat at least!) in coffee and baking cookies because it's fun to eat them. Would you guys be interested in reading some updates about fitness/nutrition each week? I was thinking of coupling a casual Friday outfit with a few updates on food and fitness each Friday - let me know what you think!