Monday, February 17, 2014

Life Update! :)

Hello Again!
I've been working for over a month now and I'm really enjoying the job!
I have been sick with one thing or another most of the time. I've heard it come with the job! When you work with kids (especially as the school nurse who sees ALL of the sick kids!) you are bound to catch everything until your immune system builds up! 
It's definitely come with some family adjustments, but I think my hubby and daughter have both started to adjust well! My daughter is staying with her Aunt 3 days a week and I'm pretty sure she loves it! My niece is almost 10 months old and she loves playing with her! 

I've actually been doing really great on my Iron Bombshell workouts!!
I am LOVING them actually!
I'm on week 5 and I can feel myself getting stronger!
I'm up to squatting with 50 lbs on my back!
I love me some squats! :)

I started Half Marathon training again this past Thursday!
It's for the Oklahoma City Half in April! :) I'm hoping I can get some good training in before this half so I won't hurt myself again.
I should be getting me some new running shoes next week and I can't wait!
It's long over due and I'm hoping for some bright, fun ones this time!
That's hard to find with my big,  size 11 feet! :)

I'm also trying to go to Stroller Strides classes more!
They have an evening class on Tuesday's and Thursday's for those of us who can't make it in the mornings. They also have a Saturday morning class!
I taught the Saturday morning class this past Saturday and it was fun!
I still enjoy teaching It as well! :)
I can't wait until the summer where I can go in the mornings again! :)

Well That's just about caught you up!
If I'm not working, playing with Sophie, cleaning the house, doing laundry or dishes, you will find me sleeping! 
Getting up at 5AM to workout makes you sleepy! 
As well as chasing a 2 1/2 year old around! :)

I couldn't ask for a better life though! :)

Have a great week everyone! :)

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 = *Strong*

Last year, my word for the year was *Joy*. 

I tried to be Joyful of and in everything. I know I didn't succeed as much as I would have liked, but that's ok! My goal was to strive to be Joyful! And I'm pretty sure I at least accomplished that! 

This year I've decided my word will be *STRONG*! :)

I want to become stronger physically, mentally, and spiritually! 

I am already planning on doing the Iron Bombshell Program starting on Monday, which will hopefully make me stronger physically!

I will also be starting my running training back up and just doing my own plan of trying to increase my mileage each week! I have a few races in mind and need to become Half ready ASAP! :) 

I will have to become Strong to leave my child on a daily basis to go to a new job! I will start a job as a school nurse this month! I am really excited about this new adventure! 

I will also have to be Strong to get my workouts in BEFORE I go to work each morning! Like, I'll need to wake up at 5 and workout before the sun comes up! It will be crazy, but I'm already preparing my brain for it! And you know most of working out is mental anyway, so I've got to prepare my mind!! :)

I'll become Strong with the Health of my family! We are getting back to eating better after the holidays! Having my new essential oils will also help in becoming healthy!! I am very excited to dive deeper into that world and use my oils for everything!! :)

I also want to become Stronger in The Lord! I have put my relationship with Him on the back burner while trying to be a good mom, good wife, constantly thinking about weightloss and what I'm putting in my face, and when I will fit my next workout in. When I'm getting up extra early to workout, I would like to incorporate a devotional time in there before the family wakes up! 

So there you have it!
My goals for 2014 have been incorporated with my word Strong! 

Do you have a Word for the Year? 
If so, what will yours be? 
I would love to hear it!! :)

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you all have a healthy and happy 2014!!! :)

Friday, December 13, 2013

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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Friday, October 25, 2013

Glow Run 5K Giveaway!

I am so excited to announce that I have been chosen as Glowbassador for the Glow Run 5K in Fort Worth!

It's coming to the Dallas/Fort Worth area On November 8th and I am giving away 2 free entries on my A Runners Heart Facebook page starting TODAY! 

The Giveaway ends on Friday, November 1st, so head over there now to enter!!

Thank you to everyone participating!!!
And if you aren't entering and have a good name for our Team name, post it here for me! :)

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Happy Fall Y'all!

I'm sitting at Starbucks drinking my very first Pumpkin Spiced Latte of the season.
It is absolutely delicious!
I don't drink them often, because of the thousands of calories, but I do like to enjoy them occasionally!

Plus, my hubby has given me a couple of childless hours and I felt like just sitting somewhere and enjoying it! 

I feel sad that my blog has become neglected.
Every day I have at least 1 or 2 things that I always think in my head...Man I want to blog about this!
Then I forget in a matter of seconds, the day gets away from me, and after 2 hours of trying to get my daughter to sleep, I myself am exhausted and just want to go to sleep!

But I think about it! All the time!

So here is a sort of catch up blog...Again! Please forgive me!

I am still enjoying every work out I do. I am so glad that it has become a habit and a part of my life to where I absolutely miss it and regret it when I don't do SOMETHING each day. 

I have been missing body pump for a couple of weeks, because I can only go on Fridays and I've been babysitting my adorable little niece! I got to go this past friday, though, and since I have been doing other work outs, I got to increase my weight a lot! I was so excited! The warm up weight I usually did felt like picking up a stick! I love feeling stronger!

I've also been going to Stroller Strides and doing a little running when I can! :)
Now that the weather is starting to be amazing in the mornings, I hope to add a few morning runs in again. I was just so over this heat! So glad to see FALL!!! :)

I know Fall is very busy for runners, and I do have a few fun 5K's that I would like to do, but I'm just not into the racing season as much as I was last year.
I am aiming for the Cowtown half (which is in February) as being my next half, and I'm hoping I can be ready by then.
Even with the little running I've been doing, I feel like I'm getting a bit faster because of the weight lifting. I know so many people who have said it really does help a runner. I just always said...Yeah Yeah, I know, but I HATE weight lifting! It's so boring!...But it's not anymore! And to see it benefit my 1st love of running has made me want to do it even more! :)

I haven't even mapped out a training plan yet, but I'm pretty sure I want to do a Jeff Galloway training plan with running and walking. I just seem to do better with some walking breaks in there! :)

So I have to admit...typing all that out has made me so excited for this half!! Yay!!
Oh how I love running! Especially in the Fall! 

I will soon be teaching a Couch to 5K program for Stroller Strides and I am SOOOO excited about this!
I can't wait to show them all how fun running can be!

If you have any coaching experience and have any words of advice or wisdom for me, please share!
This is a new journey for me, but I can't wait for it to start! 

As for the weight loss front.
I have actually gained more weight and still not seeing results.
I guess my next step is to go see a doctor.

I don't like doctors. lol 
I guess I'm afraid of what they will tell me.
And yes I know how ironic it is that I'm a nurse that doesn't like doctors or modern day medicine!
I would just like to do everything as natural as possible at first.
That's why I don't want to do pills or shakes.
But now that I've exhausted all of that, guess it's time to suck it up and go!
I'm ready for some answers!!!

I'll let everyone know if I actually get the courage to go!

For now, I will just enjoy feeling better and keep on doing what I love!
Running and Weightlifting! 

Please go check out the amazing Shubeez and get some bling for your shoes! :)

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