Wednesday, October 24, 2012

6 Weeks

As I was driving to my orthopedic appointment yesterday, I couldn't help but think back to 6 weeks ago. And let me tell you, a lot has changed. 

That day, I came home from work and whipped up this inspirational post about how 6 weeks sans cardio would be a perfect opportunity for me to focus on the other good stuff going on in life. 

You know what I didn't mention? The fact that I spent the entire day crying in my cubicle at work. 

Yupp, call me an emotional mess of a person, but I was the definition of a wreck. 

It wasn't subtle either, trust me.

I'm not quite sure why it affected me so much, but it did. There were a few other things going on that contributed to the emotional-wreck-ness, but regardless, I left it all out on the blog. Call me crazy, but I do that sometimes. 

Anywho, what's changed in the last 6 weeks? 

Well, if you've been reading my blog at all lately, you'll probably be surprised to hear that I have a new job. Shocking, right? 

If you had told me 6 weeks ago that I'd be in a totally different industry doing a completely different job, I would have laughed. I was happy at my old job, and didn't think I needed a change. 

Spoiler alert: I did. 

What else is different? Oh yeah, I'm still vegetarian! 5 weeks going strong, and still not missing meat. I'm thinking I can keep this up for a while now. Maybe save a turkey for Thanksgiving or something. 

Oh yeah and I'm sure there's a few extra pounds on the scale, but you know what? So what! I got to sleep in wayy later every day of the last 6 weeks with no morning work outs, and I'll gladly say I enjoyed the extra sleep. 

Not gonna lie though, trying to get back into that work out routine is probably gonna take some getting used to!

But I'll get there, I know I will. And one of these days, I will run a half marathon. 

For now, all I want to do is look at that girl crying in her cubicle at work, mourning the loss of her half marathon and mud run plans, and tell her to keep her chin up. Tell her that no, she will not get obese in the next 6 weeks sans cardio, and that life is about to get pretty darn exciting. 

RIP Boot, it's been fun. 


Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Sorry about the day crying at work. :( I mean, I understand it. I probably would've done the same thing. I'm so glad this 6 week period is over! Goodbye boot!

Erin said...

I have totally cried at work before, many a time. I'm so glad you got your new job and have all kinds of excitement to look forward to!

PS- how ridiculous is it, that when I saw the title I thought, she's 6 weeks pregnant?!?! Hahaha- I follow wayyy too many momma blogs ;)

Jordan said...

Yay! Peace out boot. Hope you have a better time easing back into the workout thing than I am! I got way too spoiled spending that extra time in bed or on the couch with my foot kicked up. Good luck!

Olivia said...

Yay!!! See ya later boot!!

Elissa said...

deuces to the boot! so happy for all that you've done in these past six weeks!