Oops, I did it again. I now completely understand how bloggers pop in after a short hiatus and say that they didn’t mean to take such a long break. So here we go, I really didn’t mean to take 2 weeks off from blogging; it just happened. Life happened. I got busy with work. I got busy going on dates. I got busy living my life. I got busy getting strep throat. But here I am, thanks to my good friend Sarah, who is texting me as I type this, asking what the heck is going on with my blog.
This post will just be a little update on life in Allie’s world, and while I won’t be popping in tomorrow, I will be getting back into a normal routine with this blog starting next week. I know I’ve said that several times now, but I plan on putting this blog back into my daily schedule, and that’s that.
So here’s a photo dump of life lately!
First, workouts. I’ve been taking some of my runs outside, and by “some,” I mean one run, simply because the gym was closed.
It sucked, badly. It was just a lovely reminder that not every run is going to be good or feel good, but you have to accept that that’s just how life is. Some days work is good, some days it’s bad. Some days your workouts kick butt, and some days they make you cry. Some days your significant other is a sweetheart, and the other days they’re a flaming pile of crap. Thankfully I don’t have a significant other to deal with.
Our gym received a complete overhaul, with new flooring and new equipment, and it’s making our workouts 10x better! It was a bit of a mess for the week that everything took place, but it was well worth it.
I’m happy. Extremely, annoyingly happy. I went through the winter not recognizing my body, but I feel as if this spring has helped me get my mojo back!
As of Saturday, April 9th, I started a 12 week cut that I’m doing on my own. No coach. Just me, my motivation, support from my friends, and my blackboard that has every week blocked out. My meal prep game is on strong, which means that there is no jar of peanut butter in my apartment, and instead, it’s all portioned controlled out.
During the next 12 weeks, I’ll be traveling to Burlington, VT (this weekend for my best friend’s fitness competition), Nashville (YAY),, going to Dallas (barf) for work in July, and lastly, going to our family’s beach house in Maine for the week. My 12 weeks will end just in time for this vacation, and I cannot wait to see my hard work pay off. My cut will be slow, and I made sure to start my macros out high, so that I could gradually cut them throughout the 12 weeks. Ideally, my ending macros will still be relatively high, and will become maintenance macros.
And coffee has been my saving grace as I recovered through strep throat.That’s been my life as of the past 2 weeks. I promise not to be a stranger anymore, and will be back on Monday with a weekend recap! It’ll be a fun one! 🙂
What’s been going on in your life the past 2 weeks?