2018 is almost over… New Year coming, with new beginnings

By on Dec 22, 2018 in Running |

I cannot believe that it is almost Christmas – that 2018 is almost over…

This year did not turn out how I anticipated at the fitness/weight loss game.

I just comprehended that if I kept up this running and these workouts, the weight would finally melt off. And I would finally be down at least a size or 2 and have something to show for it.

Instead, I’m heavier, running less (for various reasons), and still refuse to buy new clothes. I just know that eventually, I will lose that weight.

I want to say that 2019 will be the year! I will run more! Lift more weights! Do more crosstraining! Eat less of whatever it is that is keeping me from losing weight. Eat more of whatever makes me more healthy.

But I’m afraid I have to say: I failed in 2018.

I did not run my half marathons. I did not run 800 miles as I had planned. I barely made it to 500.

Instead, I didn’t train as I should have, became injured and stopped running.


Then I found the Stroller Strides! I thought, maybe this could help me lose the weight, and I can build up the hip strength to start running again!

While it has made me stronger and I love the workouts and the beautiful people that I workout with, for some reason, my body still doesn’t care.


Then I found BodyPump! It makes me feel so amazing! I love lifting that heavy (to me anyway) weight over my head! Makes me feel proud and strong!

That also didn’t help, but I also know that there is not enough hours in the week for me to do it often enough.

I have worked out 5…6 days a week for the past 3 months and have seen no results. I have a good friend who says I need to just go harder on my workouts, but I honestly don’t know how!

I sincerely give it my all every time, because I know that the only person it would be harming is myself! And if I am out there to run or workout, then it’s better to give it my all, and I do.


And now I’m ending this year by slipping down my stairs and landing on my tailbone. It aches to walk, bend over, and sit down. Much less run or workout! So off to the couch I go…


So now…It’s the beginning of a new year, and I don’t want to make all of these promises to myself that I just can’t keep.


I have no idea what 2019 will hold for me. I’m hoping that I will find some help, and at least inspiration, to keep up with exercises!


I have also ventured out and have become an essential oils distributor! I am going to try these great oils for a while and see if they help in any way with my weight loss!

I do know that I will be going into 2019 with an excellent set of oils to help me get through the year and then after that, I guess we will see what happens!

I haven’t signed up for any runs just yet. I would genuinely like to be fully prepared for that!

Running is still a huge passion of mine, but I just haven’t yet found a right way to fit it, my new love of weightlifting, and Stroller Strides in together.

I’m a woman who loves to follow plans and see them written down, so if anyone has any free plans they can direct me to, let me know!

I kept a journal this entire year of my workouts and runs. I loved that, but I’m looking for a different one. This one lacked room to keep as much info in it as I would have liked.


Thank for visiting here in 2018 with my sparse blogging! Hopefully, 2019 will be better!

It’s a New Year again, with new wonderful beginnings!

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