Tuesday, December 31, 2013


First of all, let me say that I don't really like New Year's Resolutions. The idea of jumping on the bandwagon with everyone else who decides to lose weight, get organized, exercise, etc. is supremely annoying to me. However, here I am. The timing is right and I'm not waiting any longer to make changes, so here goes. 1. Complete the Indy 500 Festival Mini Marathon 2. Run 1000 miles this year 3. Earn my Spartan trifecta 4. Lose 75 pounds Bring it on, 2014! I'm ready!!!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Workout Priorities

For the last few months, Ryan and I have been focusing on weightlifting and building strength. Basically, the only cardio that I've done is our warmup on the treadmill, which is only about a mile.

I've decided that I need to re-evaluate my priorities to meet my goals for this year.  My cardio base needs a lot of work, so I'm mainly going to work on building my cardio endurance while trying to maintain most of my muscle mass.

I've always had the goal of wanting to run in the Indy 500 Festival Mini Marathon. But, it's always seemed like such a BIG goal that its out of reach.  Before I realized that I was pregnant with our youngest daughter in 2008, I actually signed up for the Mini. I let it go to waste though, as she was born at the end of March and the Mini is the first weekend in May.  Well, this is my year, so my first big goal for the year will be to complete the Mini Marathon.

So, as much as I hate it, you'll find me running from now until then.  For now, I'm focused on using my heart rate rate monitor to make sure I'm staying in my aerobic zone in order to build my aerobic base.

Ryan got me this one for Christmas.

I've also joined in with some of my Corn Fed Spartans peeps to participate in the 1000 Mile Challenge.

I'm hoping this gets easier! I'm sure many of you can relate, but I really do hate this running stuff.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

This is my year.


I've been working on weight loss for forever.  Or at least it feels that way.  It's time to change for good.

I'm ready to break my pattern. I'm ready for a big change. I'm ready to quit thinking about the future and actually do something to change the future.

I've learned a lot in the past year about pushing my limits, but it's time to take it to the next level.

I make excuses and cheat on myself so this is another way for me to be accountable, which means I need to come on out and say it.  I want to lose 100 pounds.  That feels so daunting, but it's important to me to have it written down and just out there.

So, if you want to see what this year has in store for me, feel free to follow along. It may not be pretty, but I can promise that it will be memorable.

I'm Jamie and this is my year.

I am a mom to three precious little girls.

I am wife with a supportive husband.

I am an over-eater.

I am an obstacle course racer.

I am stubborn.

I am not happy with myself right now.

I am strong.

I am full of self doubt.

I am ready.

This is my year.