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2013 is almost over...

I cannot believe that it is almost Christmas and that 2013 is almost over...

This year did NOT turn out how I expected it to in the fitness/weight loss department.

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

Instead, I'm 12lbs heavier, running less (for various reasons), and still refuse to buy new clothes, because I just know that eventually I will lose this weight.

I want to say that 2014 will be the year! I will run more! Lift more weights! Eat less of whatever it is that is keeping me from losing weight...

But I'm afraid to say that this time.
I failed this year.

I did not run my 13 races in 2013.
I did not run 1000 miles like I had planned.
I barely made it to 400, when last year I was at 800!
Instead, I was stupid, didn't train like I should have, became injured and stopped running.

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

While it has made me stronger and I LOVE the workouts and the wonderful ladies that I workout with, for some reason, my body still doesn't care...

Then I found BodyPump! 
I LOVE BodyPump!
It makes me feel 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 know it's because there aren't enough hours in the week for me to do it often enough...
So THAT one is my fault.

I have worked out 5-6 days a week for a the past 2 1/2 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 seriously give it my all each time, because I know that the only person it would be hurting is myself! 
And if I am there to run or workout, then I better give it my all! And I do!

And now I'm ending my year by falling down my stairs and landing on my tailbone.
It hurts to walk, bend over, and sit down.
Much less run or workout!
So off to the couch for a sulk fest 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 2014 will hold for me.

I was accepted as a Train Dirty Fitness Ambassador a while back and I have to admit that this group of ladies are the most inspiring, uplifting ladies I have ever "met"!

I'm hoping that I will find some help, in at least the inspiration department, in that group!

Then I have also ventured out and have become a Young Living Essential Oils Distributor!

They have these 2 awesome oils that I am going to try for a while and see if they help in any way with my weight loss! 

I do know that I will be going into 2014 with an awesome set of oils to help me get through the year and then after that, I guess we will see what happens! 

I have the Diva Half Marathon in Georgia in September and I would truly like to be fully prepared for that!

I also have the Hot Chocolate 15K in February and the Women's Rock 10K in March that I would love to run, but I haven't signed up for either just yet.

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

I'm a person 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 workout and running and I loved that, but I'm looking for a different one now. This one did not have enough room to keep as much info in it as I would have liked. 

So please let me know if you have a great one to recommend!! 

And PLEASE follow me on my Facebook page!

I post so much more on there! I'm active on it on a weekly basis!

And you can find me on Instagram as SarahSmilz! :)

Thank for sticking by me in 2013 with my sparse blogging!
Hopefully 2014 will be better!

It's a New Year with new wonderful beginnings!

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  1. Yes I can't wait until the new year either. It's always refreshing to start with a clean calendar & even more exciting making decisions of what to accomplish in personal growth as well as a healthy body.


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