Saturday, July 24, 2010

6.2 Miles!

I'm off to run the Deseret News 10k! Wish me luck!!!

Realistic goal: Under 1:15

Unrealistic goal: Under 1:05

See you at the finish line!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy Birthday! (She just might kill me for this!)

As many of you know, my Bestest friend in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD (ok, after my mom) is Sam from Believe in Yourself. Today is the first of many 29th birthdays. ;)

So, Sami, Happy Birthday! Thank you for your friendship, your love, and your support through the years. We've made it through "I'm never talking to you again" fights, "I can never show my face in public" rumors, and even a couple near death experiences. More recently you have encouraged me to be a better, healthier, fitnessier Liana.

I love ya, and hope this makes you cry. ;)

So, here it is! I call it Growing Up With Sami.

Yes, that is my bum. Don't ask.

If you look closely, Sam and I are holding hands. (We were mad at our dates.)

Song of the day

Love this song! We can't forget who we really are while we are on this journey.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I Would Like to Thank the Academy

266 gave me an award!

Here are the rules:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Nominate fifteen newly discovered blogs.
4. Let your nominees know about the award.

1. If you haven't yet visited 266, you really really should! She has worked very hard for what she has accomplished and she looks absolutely AMAZING! So, Thank you! I'm flattered to be nominated!

2. So, here are 7 things about myself. I've done this for a different award, so I will try to not repeat myself.
1. I am fiercely loyal. If I love you, I will stick up for you, even if I think you are being stupid.
2. I LOVE the water! If I'm somewhere with a creek, river, swimming pool, lake or ocean, you can bet that I am wishing I could be in it
3. I long to be a runner. Right now I still feel like a wannabe runner. I can't wait until I can go for a run without hurting, losing breath, or counting minutes and miles.
4. I am 27. I feel like people don't see me as an adult. Heck, I don't feel like an adult most of the time.
5. I'm a sucker for 'We shouldn't be in love, but we'll make it work" stories. ie...Twilight, Roswell, Buffy.....
6. I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE my boobs. I think about a breast reduction EVERY DAY! I decided that I am getting one this year. Goodbye DD's...Hello Bs!
7. I want a tattoo...but I will probably never get one. It would be something simple though, like a treble clef.

3. Now I nominate:
2. Kyokocake@ ...Like a fat kid loves cake
8. Brandi@ La Vida Subita
9. Annie@ Annie Weighs...
10. Kira@ Year of Kira
11. Kimberly@ my Weight is over
12. Lady of the House@ It's Time
15. Georgia@ Georgia Be

I think Y'all are awesome! Thanks for your motivation and remember to share the L-O-V-E!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Okay, who says I can't set a New Years resolution in the middle of July?

I've been lazy in my eating and exercise. I've not yet gained, but I know I am not being healthy. I am starting to feel oogie again. AND, I haven't blogged in over a week! A WHOLE week!

So, I am starting over!

New Years Resolution #1: Back on the healthy eating track by counting calories.
New Years Resolution #2: Back to exercising. I've been slacking and using shin splints as an excuse...but there are things that I can do that won't aggravate my shins.
New Years Resolution #3: Blog. Every day. Even if it is a silly little post.
New Years Resolution #4: Start operation "Skinny Arms". Love my legs! HATE my arms. Time to fix that.
New Years Resolution #5: Be a better wife. Poor Russell. He puts up with so much. I really need to start earning my keep.

Okay! Here Goes!

Oh yeah, I ran a 5k on the 4th of July in Park City and got my best time ever!! 32:50. WOO HOO! The altitude was killer, and there were some challenging hills, but I did it! I loved it! And I felt great the whole day! Next 5k race will be under 30 minutes!


I lost a pound! This is the first time the scale has moved for a loooonnnnnngggggg time!

Talk to y'all tomorrow!

Thanks for ALL your support and well wishes. With out you, I would have given up for good.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Stuck in a rut.

Can you tell? Yeah, I thought so. Blog posts are becoming infrequent; daily goals are going unfulfilled. Sigh. Whine. Sob.

I'm frustrated. I shouldn't be. I've had some killer accomplishments this year. I'm frustrated because the scale isn't moving. It won't budge! What's the deal?!?!?! I have tried to ignore this. I have tried to find the mindset that it isn't about the number anymore. My pants are looser. My back rolls are going away. I can run farther and faster, but it doesn't seem to matter as much as that damn number. What are we doing to ourselves here?

I think I am going to put the scale away. Then I am going to (RE)commit fully to my new healthy lifestyle. I'm VBD, I've just been slacking a little bit.

I'm also thinking about quitting WW. I think it might be time to start tracking calories.