No joke.

Yes, I am here. I promise. I know I have been somewhat non-existent lately and I apologize. Again. It seems all my postings lately – albeit few and far between – have included apologies. Wow, not so good on my part, huh?

Well, life has gotten busy. Really busy. I have taken on a couple more meetings. I am now up to 13 meetings per week. Whew! It definitely keeps me hopping. But really, who really cares. Right? The more important question is…how I doing on my healthy living journey? That’s what you really want to know, right?

I will tell you. Honestly. Because that is what I do. Right? I have always been honest and forthcoming and I don’t ever plan on changing that. So, if I must be honest, I am struggling. Why? Probably because of a lack of motivation. A lack of time. A lack of energy. A lack of …blah, blah, blah. AND, because I am so friggin’ tired of cold, windy, snowy, cloudy and just plain ol’ yucky weather. I really let this winter get me down and I am not sure why. But honestly, it sucks. Plain and simple.

But here’s the deal. I am still doing well, I haven’t gained, I am eating healthy (for the most part!) and I still feel pretty decent. I am craving exercise and I know I just have to make time for it, but I haven’t found the motivation I once had. Somehow, along the way, I lost it. But not all of it. It’s still there. Somewhere deep inside. I just have to find it again.

On March 19, my husband and I ran our first race of the season – the Get Lucky 7K race in Minneapolis. It, obviously, wasn’t my best run, but I have to tell you, I enjoyed it way more than I expected. Running that race reminded me how much I do actually like to run. Not necessarily love, mind you, but I do actually like it. Prior to that race, I had only ran once since November, so I was incredibly out of shape. But I still did okay. My husband finished in 49:05 and I finished in 51:49. Like I said, not bad, but it could have been oh-so-much-better!

So, after the race, I was really excited to get out and start running again. I was really looking forward to it. And then…STUPID WINTER hit again. Seriously, I have so had enough. ENOUGH! If I could strangle Mother Nature, I probably would. But enough about that. I am not going to stew over the ridiculously cold, snowy and miserable winter we have had to endure this year.

My goal, starting on April 1, is to get outside and run at least three times per week. And I will do it. I will. I have to. I must. I want to. I NEED TO!

So that is that, people. It’s no joke. April 1 is it. Time to get back to it. Time to focus on me again. Time to get in shape and shape up! Enough is enough.

Oh, I also need to mention that I am going to try to keep this blog up better than I have been. My goal is to blog at least once a week. Starting Friday, April 1, my plan is to blog at least once a week – on Fridays. So there, I said it. I told you all. Now I have to, right? Right! Now, you can look forward to hearing from me every Friday. If you want to hear more from me, I post more often on my Confessions of a [former] Fat Girl Facebook site, which you can find here.

Take care my dear readers. And I really do apologize for not keeping this blog as up-to-date as I should. If you feel like sharing any thoughts, tips, concerns or whatever, please feel free to leave a comment or send an email to me at

Have a wonderful week!

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