Injuries galore!

Week 2 - Tie

Womp. Haha so you may notice a slight change in this week’s milage. And I promise it’s not because we got lazy! I took a pretty serious strain in my thigh during my run on Thursday, and I’ve been limping around. It’s starting to feel better, but it’s hard to run on, so I’ve switched over to elliptical.

Hannah has had a history of knee problems and hers became really enflamed this week so she’s back on her medication for it. 

We probably just vastly overdid it last week, but we’re stubborn and ready to get back into things next week, because neither of us has “loser” in their vocabulary.

Week 1 Winner: Hannah
Ah! It was so close and then Hannah had to go all pro and totally demolish tonight. (She’s lucky I’m so tired from weight training class ;) haha)
Still 20+ miles for each of us is pretty exciting. But we decided to make it a rule not to post our stats for the week until Tuesday night so that we don’t have more weeks of waiting to see the other’s mile count just to match it. We’ll play blind and wait for the big reveal to make it even more exciting (or terrifying?) Until next week!

Week 1 Winner: Hannah

Ah! It was so close and then Hannah had to go all pro and totally demolish tonight. (She’s lucky I’m so tired from weight training class ;) haha)

Still 20+ miles for each of us is pretty exciting. But we decided to make it a rule not to post our stats for the week until Tuesday night so that we don’t have more weeks of waiting to see the other’s mile count just to match it. We’ll play blind and wait for the big reveal to make it even more exciting (or terrifying?) Until next week!

Sometimes when we reach rivers, life gives us bridges. These bridges are usually taken for granted. Other times all we have is a vine. We must hold on tight and trust that it won’t break as we swing. If for some reason it does, it just means you must swim. This is bound to be a laborious process and will soak you to the bone. Yet, there’s something beautiful in knowing that no matter the journey, whether it’s just walking across a bridge, swinging solely on trust, or using all your strength to push through the tide- there is always a way to reach the other side. You just have to commit to moving forward. 

Reflection

Yesterday, I was going through some of my old photos, and was just really shocked to see just how small I was in high school. All those years I always felt so overweight, and I wasn’t in the slightest. Then it made me sad to realize how unhealthy I got, but inspired to keep going. It’s just, I realized what a head game all of this is. My entire life, I never felt comfortable or at peace with my body, and looking back, I realize my beliefs of being big were all in my head. I know, for a fact, that I’m now on a track; that, regardless of what I claim to see in the mirror, is making me a healthier person, and I couldn’t be happier with that.

-Bethany

Summer Success Celebrations!
Today I finally started Workout 3 of 30DS! Good lord. BUT I also hit the single digits in my countdown. I had a rough day yesterday, but I’m feeling much more proud of myself today. Wooo!
9 days until St. Louis12 days until Orlando14 days until I’m 21!
I love July! 

Summer Success Celebrations!

Today I finally started Workout 3 of 30DS! Good lord. BUT I also hit the single digits in my countdown. I had a rough day yesterday, but I’m feeling much more proud of myself today. Wooo!

9 days until St. Louis
12 days until Orlando
14 days until I’m 21!

I love July! 

Summer Success Celebrations!
I can’t believe it’s finally here! Today marks my first full month of beginning this lifestyle change. I’m so incredibly proud of myself. I’m still freshly disgusting post-workout, but I am just so filled with excitement. After 30 days of healthy eating, lots of drinking water, and working out I have lost 10 lbs, lost 3 inches in my waist, my medium shirts are beginning to feel as loose as the larges used to, and my face has really thinned out. I can’t believe I ever let myself live any other way. Taking care of myself gives me such gratification and I’m just happier in general. Treating myself to a road trip with some awesome friends tomorrow. And just two weeks until I fly home. Ahhh life is good :)

Summer Success Celebrations!

I can’t believe it’s finally here! Today marks my first full month of beginning this lifestyle change. I’m so incredibly proud of myself. I’m still freshly disgusting post-workout, but I am just so filled with excitement. After 30 days of healthy eating, lots of drinking water, and working out I have lost 10 lbs, lost 3 inches in my waist, my medium shirts are beginning to feel as loose as the larges used to, and my face has really thinned out. I can’t believe I ever let myself live any other way. Taking care of myself gives me such gratification and I’m just happier in general. Treating myself to a road trip with some awesome friends tomorrow. And just two weeks until I fly home. Ahhh life is good :)

So close and still so far…

Summer Success Celebrations

I was right the other day when I thought that scale had gone wonky. I checked again and it was about 10 lbs. off haha but still, clothes are getting looser and looser so I’ll take it!

I’m just a little over three weeks away from going home! I’m so excited. And then it’s off to Orlando! This summer of being all adult like is shaping up nicely :)

-Bethany

Summer Success Celebrations
I finally hit DAY 21! I feel sooo great. I’m so proud of how far I’ve come in making healthy lifestyle changes thus far. This morning I started 30DS as I begin my 30 day count down until returning home to see my family in St. Louis. But I’m SO HAPPY guys :D I’ve never just felt so strong like this- it’s crazy town. And yesterday, I decided this new me needed a new look, so I chopped off six inches of hair. This summer has just felt like such a fresh start.
I hope things are going well for you guys. I hope healthy decisions are becoming more like second nature. I hope the gym is starting to feel like home. And I hope you remember that you are an absolutely beautiful person. 
So celebrate this special day with those fathers who never fail to remind you of this!
-Bethany

Summer Success Celebrations

I finally hit DAY 21! I feel sooo great. I’m so proud of how far I’ve come in making healthy lifestyle changes thus far. This morning I started 30DS as I begin my 30 day count down until returning home to see my family in St. Louis. But I’m SO HAPPY guys :D I’ve never just felt so strong like this- it’s crazy town. And yesterday, I decided this new me needed a new look, so I chopped off six inches of hair. This summer has just felt like such a fresh start.

I hope things are going well for you guys. I hope healthy decisions are becoming more like second nature. I hope the gym is starting to feel like home. And I hope you remember that you are an absolutely beautiful person. 

So celebrate this special day with those fathers who never fail to remind you of this!

-Bethany