So, it is official. We are pet owners. I know, I know, it is something we swore we would never do, but alas, all parents do give in eventually, right?
Over the past few months we have been making a lot of changes in our lifestyle, trying to be healthier. Yesterday I finished the Couch to 5k running program. It took me 4 months instead of 2, but I did it. When I started, I could barely run the required one minute. After 2 minutes of running, my heart rate would be up over 180-190 bpm. Now four months and 54 pounds later, I can run for 30 minutes and keep my heart rate between 156-160 bpm. It feels so amazing. I am still going sort of slow, but I am now going to work on my speed and distance since. I have actually grown to love running and my body starts getting warmed up and excited when I put my running shoes on.
We have also been trying to make some healthy food changes and are doing pretty well, but I could not help but feel there was more that we could do. Then this week Jeremy and I watch Food Inc. Holy Moly. If you have never seen it, you need to, like right now. It is on Netflix Insta-play. Go watch it. NOW. I knew some of this, but not the extent of it. So Jeremy and I sat down this week, did some research, budgeting, recipe and menu planning, and lots of talking. This morning we headed out with a plan to the Farmer's Market.
This has been a year of changes for our family, and most of them have been good changes. I love life, love my family, and look forward to what the future will bring.