Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Friends, Family, MyFitnessPal, and ZombiesRun

Helloooo blog-o-sphere!  It's been a while!  How are you all?

Life here is (for the most part) good.  One very sad update is that my Aunt Dianne ended up passing away on the 4th of July.  The good thing is that she wasn't in any pain, and my mom was able to be there with her when she passed - praying and singing.  So that was a huge blessing.  If you think of it, just continue to pray for my Uncle Ken and my cousins Brook and Erin.  This is definitely a tough time for them and will be for a long while.

I have had some fun this past month.  My good friend from college, Beth, was able to come and visit for a couple of days!  We went to the beach, we went to an amazing breakfast spot called The Mason Jar, and we were able to watch the 4th of July fireworks!  It was so good to catch up with her and have some quality girl time.  I love that girl!

At Silver Beach on the fourth, waiting for the fireworks to start.

Then a couple of weeks later I was able to drive to little old Kouts, Indiana to visit my good friend from college, Kelsey!  I taught her Dutch Blitz and we played that a TON.  We went to church, we went out to eat, we took naps together, her family came over for dinner one night - it was SO good to see her!

Love her!

Then this past weekend I was able to see my Aunt and Uncle from Chicago, and my cousins from Boston!  We had dinner together and just talked and caught up.  It was a good time.

Pete, Holly, Mom, Dad, Uncle John, Aunt Janet, and myself

So (for the most part) July has been a fantastic month!  In other news, I've stopped doing Weight Watchers...my subscription ends next week and I just kinda fell off the bandwagon.  But yesterday I transitioned smoothly to using MyFitnessPal.  They've allotted my 1200 calories daily.  Including my exercise yesterday, I was under the calorie amount - which was exciting!  The app said that if I stick to that, I will be down around 9 pounds in five weeks, so I'm going to try my best to stick with it!  One of my best friends, Christina, got engaged a couple of weekends ago and I really want to look good for her wedding, and for my ten year high school reunion next year!  Haha.

And then on Monday, I tried the ZombiesRun 5K app for the first time!  It was SO fun!  It's an app that intersperses a zombie apocalypse narrative with music from your own playlist.  In the story you, as runner 5, gather supplies and run from zombies in a place called Abel Township.  A few times I looked behind me to see if there were zombies chasing me. ;)  Haha.  It made running a bit more entertaining.  I'm going to try and keep up with the 8 week training program and see if I can get up to running a 5K again (without stopping this time!).  So far I give the ZombiesRun app two enthusiastic thumbs up!

So far in my weight loss journey, I've lost around 13 pounds.  So I have about 40 more to go to reach my goal weight!  Christina is most likely getting married in May, so I've got about 10 months to accomplish that goal; that's a pound a week - which is doable!  Wahoo!

Welp, back to work!  Hope all is well by you.