Friday, November 22, 2013

Thankful Thursday I mean Friday

Wow I haven't blogged since last Friday. This week has just been crazy busy with Claire. 

I'm so thankful for... 

My parents. I know I don't talk about them often on here. My parents will be married for 29 years tomorrow. :). They are also leaving us 3 girls tomorrow for the beach and we will join them Tuesday thru Friday!! :) 

This is an old picture but I love them so much. They have given me an my sisters the best life possible. They do so much for us. 

I'm thankful for my sweet JBK. We had an amazing talk last night about a few bumps and he listened. :). And I also got an unexpected text this morning. So ready to see him next weekend. 

Sweet Erin. Today is her birthday! She is one of my inspirations! :). I hope to visit her in California one day. 

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies need I say more!?? :). 



Friday, November 15, 2013

My Break Through

So y'all know I had a horrible month last month. It was full of excuses. I just wasn't do I what I should be doing. I was cheating a lot and just not really caring. 

I was making a routine of everything. I was stuck in a rut. Even though I was working out 3x to 4x a week. 

I was going through the motions in my whole life. I was doing it in my relationship with JBK, my weight loss, my food, everything. 

I had a HUGE break through last night and today during my workout. If you read my thankful Thursday you can read about the treadmill. Well Brad told everyone about it this morning and I had to do it again this morning. That's what I have to do that now at the end of each workout. 

So now I'm starting a new with everything!! :). I can't wait for this new adventure!! :). 



Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thankful Thursday Week 2

This week has been full of blessings. :) 

1. My lovely blog friends/followers. Y'all in the previous post were so supportive. It made my week so much. 

2. Tonight I worked out with Brad. I haven't worked out with him awhile. He pushed me so much. At the end of the workout we did stations. I have a hate/love relationship with the treadmill. So I wanted to do it last. So you power the treadmill yourself so I pushed myself like I never have done before. So I got done with my first round which goes for 30 seconds  and brad was so proud of me. So he made everyone look at me while I did my second/last round. He made me feel so good and made me realize a lot of things. That will be the post for tomorrow. 

3. Unexpected phone call from JBK.  :). 

4. Lunch with two of my best friends. 

5. My small group. Those girls are the best. I am  being mentored instead of being the mentor. I love it. 



Monday, November 11, 2013

Warrior Dash Recap

First off I have on and off deleted this post since the Monday after Warrior Dash. 

Words can't describe all I went through that. Pictures can't do it either. However I  going to do my best. 

When I woke up I  was so nervous.  I woke up early because I had to meet my team/ people I work out with at 7:30. Nobody in my house awake. 

So I went to Starbucks to get protien. I had a spinach feta wrap with egg whites. And had to indulge with a nonfat gingerbread latte. Since I was still not awake. 

I rode with a few people I workout with on Sat. They are close to my age. 

Once I got there I was so nervous. JBK was supposed to meet me there, but he didn't arrive until I was about to start so I didn't see him until I got done. My stomach was in knots. 

It was 3.2 miles and 13 obstacles. It was also hilly and in the woods in some areas. 

At first our group was going to stay together but that went out the window. I was nervous that no one was going to stay with me. I am the most overweight at the bunch that went. 

However my friend Matt stayed back with me. He was the most encouraging about it. He was like let's run to this. You can do it. 

And man those obstacles were hardcore. I did some of them. Some of them I didn't because my heights fear and my shoes didn't have good traction.  (downside to my cheap shoes). So I cheared on Matt a lot. 

My goal is do more next year and to do do more 5ks. I think I'm going to start in January. Then eventually do a 10k first then eventually a half then maybe a full. Eeek. Never thought I would be saying that or writing. 

Here's a few pics. :). 

Me and Matt

JBK has a few more on his phone so I should be uploading some more later. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thankful Thursday..

This year has been full of blessings and thankfulness. I don't know where to begin. 

I'm thankful for my God. Without him this year would be not as great as it has been. 

I am thankful for my health. I have not gotten sick a lot this year. Thank you Lord. 

I am so thankful for this healthy journey I'm on. 

I am thankful for my family. We are so much closer now then we were a year ago. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Long Distance/Goals

Me and JBK have been long distance for a year and 9 days. It has up moments and down moments. 

I commend my friends that have long distance marriages, relationships. 

I learn from them, but I still struggle. 

I hate to say right now it is a down moment. 
He's better at it then I am. 

I  like talking everyday if we can, I like hearing his voice to encourage me, I like laughing before bed, I love moments before bed hearing good night my princess I love you.  It helps me sleep better. 

Not hearing from him the past 3 nights and almost 4 days hurts. 

I know it will makes us stronger, but it is so hard. 

Dating a first year middle school teacher is hard because you have extra stuff after school, grading, etc. 

So right now I'm making some goals to help ( hopefully). 

1. Journal. I have missed writing out my thoughts where nobody can read. ( No offense to y'all) 

2. Doing a devotional. I haven't been reading my bible like I should. I only have been picking it up on Tuesday at bible study. Which I shouldn't do. So starting tomorrow I'm getting up earlier to do it. Even though I started today. 

3. Pray. I have been letting my bitterness and jealous behavior get the best out of me. My prayer life has not been as it should be. So I will be praying everyday and every hour I'm awake to let God get rid of this behavior and more. 

4.  Plan exciting dates when he comes to stay with me and my family. I have actually a good one for Friday or Saturday. But really we can do it anytime. I can't say on here because he reads this.. Haha. 

5. Anythingelse!? If anyone has any advice that would be great. 



Monday, November 4, 2013

So My Oct. Goals.... Now for Nov. Goals

So October ended 4 days ago. I can't believe it is over. However my October goals sucked. It has been an up and down month. A lot of birthdays, some cheating on my diet, some emotional eating, etc. 

I didn't make it to the 220s.

I didn't drink just water. 

I didn't track. 

I did lose my 5% of my body weight. 

I also been struggling with a few things in my personal life that took a toll on my eating. I know what I have to do. I am starting to change what I have to do it is going to be hard, but worth it. I really don't want to talk about it just yet. 

So now for November goals. 

Get into those 220s. I would really love to be in 225. Which would be almost 10% of my body weight. 

One plate for Thanksgiving. No getting seconds. 

Just water!! NO SOFT DRINKS!!! 

Track everything!! 

Keep to my diet. 

I know I can do this! It will be hard, but I know I can!! :) 

Saturday, November 2, 2013


So I just got done with Warrior Dash 2013!!! 

One thing off my list of 25 things to do before I'm 25!! :). 

I am so sore right now. I can barely even type this message. 

I will definitely tell y'all about it tomorrow! 

I will leave you with this picture though!! 

Friday, November 1, 2013


So tomorrow is the big day!! 



Warrior Dash 2013 is finally here!! 


I am so nervous. I am getting scared about what if I cant do a certain obstacle. One good thing is a lot of my people I workout with on Saturdays are going to be there. We are also doing it all together so that will help. 

We are also given a chip for our shoes to record everything. So if you want to follow what I am doing/cheer me on follow me on twitter. 

Katiemac007  is my twitter handle.

I will also have JBK there supporting me. :) 

So tomorrow you will be seeing a recap hopefully. :)

Wish me luck!!