Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bye Bye, Birdies.

I briefly mentioned here that David and I had registered for a 5k here in Tallahassee. If you have a chance, please read this article about fallen detective, David White. The David White Memorial 5k will be held on Saturday, May 19th at 9:00 at Tallahassee Community College campus. All proceeds and donations will be donated to the detective's family. If you're interested in walking or running, visit this site to register. It's cheap, it'll be a good time, and it's for a great cause. If you're in the area, please come out and support us!

Though I'm committed to being frugal {let's get real, I've never been frugal in my life...except when I have no money.}, I know that my weight loss journey demands appropriate gear. In this post, I talked about some of the stuff I want to help me get my butt in shape for up and coming 5k-ness.

I was able to get these from here. Vanessa from Ruffles With Love (an etsy shop) was absolutely awesome! On Monday, we talked about the possibility of her making the shirts and then getting them here before I left on Friday, and she was all for it! I checked my email Tuesday morning and I already had a tracking number waiting for me. That's some serious production power. Thanks, Vanessa!!

Also, I headed over to Target and picked up my first pair of compression shorts and four new {neon!} C9 sports bras: yellow, blue, pink, and lime. Perfect in time for summer.

Face it, I look fab. {lol.} But seriously. I'm feeling super good about my weightloss. I'm down 13 lbs since February. Sometimes I look in the mirror and don't feel like I've made any progress, but when I can fit into pants that I haven't worn in about two's hard to deny.

A slight change of plans is allowing David to leave town with me on Friday. While I was anticipating spending five days away from him, it looks like I'll just have to be forced into his company. {Please.} It doesn't count that the real reason he wants to come with me is not because he'll miss me, but because he doesn't want to miss out on epic waterpark-ness going down on Tuesday. What a guy.

Anywho, I'm not sure how often I'll be blogging from South Florida, but I'll only be away from you fine readers until the 23rd. Look for my Thursday and Friday link-ups before I head out of town. Happy week, darlings!


Jes said...

keep up the great work!
and good luck with the rest of your training!

Rachel said...

You go girl!
I so badly want to lose 13lbs!
You are quite an inspiration :)

Samantha said...

Much appreciated, guys. It's been a struggle, but I'm working hard. Eating like an animal the past few days should not count against me. :D

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Great now I feel like I need to go jump rope..and eat pizza rolls.

Samantha said...

I've been so fat this week. After like 7 helpings of lard-dinner (Easter) and our spontaneous venture to Sonny's BBQ...I could just throw up for days. I was all "I NEED IT!!!! om nom nom nom." and then I was all "please...please help me" as David rolls me from the table like the blueberry girl in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Now if only I had some self control....

sophistifunk said...

congrats on your weight loss! you look amazing!

Andrea K. said...

I think everyone needs a break from dieting every now and again. Also, you're looking awesome!! Congratulations on the new workout purchases! Having good workout gear is totally essential to working out: if anything, knowing how cute your new clothes are is added motivation to go show them off.