So it's been a LOOOOOONG while since I last posted. Stuff has happened, things have changed, and in general it's all for the good. I haven't felt a "need" lately to post to a blog, nor have I really had the time. Now things have changed a bit, though. I think I'm going to take this blog in a slightly new direction, and I hope my "regular readers" will bear with me and still come to read it.
So here's what's up. My best friend is getting married in just under 5 months. I love the guy she's marrying, he's a wonderful man, and I can't wait to see them finally get married. Unfortunately, I'm to be the Maid of Honor in the wedding, and right now, physically, I'm not ready.
As most regular readers know, since 2002, I've had some problems, and have put on weight. I'm not the "small" (a relative term) person I used to be, and honestly, it frustrates me. I know there are reasons, and I know that a good portion of the reasons were mostly out of my control. But it's time to take back my body, and do something about it.
I've started by dieting, and have already dropped a bit of weight, so now's the time to get back into shape (physically and to some extent mentally), more like I was in 2002. Since I'm going to have to pose for bridal party pictures, I want to get everything trimmed down. I've decided that the best way to do this is to focus my gym time better. Currently, I'm swimming 3-4 days a week and biking when the weather cooperates (read, it's warm enough for me to not wuss out). Now I've decided, though, to take a further step to getting back to my old self. Tomorrow I'm calling the gym to look into personal training, and hopefully the guidance of a personal trainer combined with some serious work ethic will make me more in shape overall, help me drop more weight, and generally make me feel better about being in my best friend's wedding.
I'll be posting my progress here, now, in addition to whatever else I'm thinking about. Topics will probably include my workouts, beer brewing, politics, gadgets....well, really, whatever gets in my head. Talk to y'all soon.