Well, hello there!! It has been a very long time since my last post. I could appologize and give all sorts of excuses but the reality is I was bored of quilting and needed a break from it. I was also much more focused on my health (still am)..but with the colder weather on the way, it must be time for quilting.
I did manage to buy some fabric this past summer (because really, even if you aren't quilting....you still need to buy fabric).
I am doing really well on my new healthy choice lifestyle. I am still not smoking. It was 8 months on November 3rd. I like to think I have kicked the habit for good. A little voice in my head says....still be careful...once a nicotine addict always an addict. So I don't take for granted my strength to not smoke. I work at it everyday. I tell myself how gross smoking is, how much it smells, how much it costs, etc. (these are all true...but for someone who really enjoyed smoking, it is important to tell myself how awful it is to smoke.)
I have been walking and walking and walking. I am now up to 4 miles (6.6 KM) 5 days a week. 32.5 is my exercise partner on the weekends. I emailed 32.5 this week and told her I was in need of a little bit of ass-kicking workout. (she has been away of vacation and thus I slacked off a little). Vacation for 32.5 is a vacation for me...lol. Well, let me just say I paid for that little mistake quite dearly. I'm not sure if you are aware out there in blogdom but Jillian Michaels from Biggest Loser needs to be a little bit fearful of 32.5. 32.5 kicked my ass and then some. Made me run 5 one minute sessions at 4+ MPH. Just to show her I wasn't afraid of her (oh, ya...I was terrified) I ran one one minute session at 5 mph. OK, so she didn't scream at me to take my hands off the treadmill like Jillian does...but she did give me the evil eye. LOL.
I recount this story with a smile on my face knowing that I would have never achieved what I did today had it not been my very good friend...and I hope she knows that I love her and I am just teasing. (I was a little bit afraid of her though)
Tomorrow we are working out again and god help me....I wonder what she will make me run.
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