November 7, 2011

Fire Up: Week Eight

My positive picture for the week:

I got to enjoy some real autumn in Chicago this weekend!


What have you done this week to work towards your goals?

(1) I'm facing the hard truth that it would take a real miracle to make this goal by the end of the challenge. I'll be writing about some plateau-related revelations I had in Chicago later this week.
(2) I'll be doing a 5k write-up later this week as well. Long story short, I did not make my goal. *sigh* So I'm on the lookout for another race (close by) before the end of the challenge.

What have you done to make yourself feel fabulous?

I ate this after the 5k...


... and I didn't feel the slightest bit guilty.

How important is a social life to you? Are you a loner or a butterfly or somewhere in between?

I've always been kind of shy, but I'd say that I am somewhere in between the two, I think. I enjoy social situations but I definitely need some alone time afterwards to recuperate.

How do you balance life outside your home with healthy living?

I surround myself with people who support my goals. All of my friends eat well and are active people - get-togethers are very rarely food-based, and if they are, it's healthy and normal portions.

What do you like to do for fun?

I love artsy, creative ventures - painting, drawing, collages, you name it. I just love creating. I also really enjoy traveling, reading, watching movies, running (especially racing!), and now biking too!

9 comments:

Chubby McGee said...

Yay for 5ks!!!!

Bluezy said...

It is so wonderful that a once 300 plus person can get this far to running a 5k. I am always so impressed. I am going to do an event in December, but just do the 1 mile fun walk. I am also going to watch a marathon. These positive sporting events are great motivation. The one here is at night on the strip and way expensive to join $175 to run it.

Kudos!

Hyla said...

it took me a minute, i thought you were eating sticks! Yum!

Poison said...

lol i thought it was a stick too haha

Jitterfish (WJW) said...

Glad I'm not the only one that thought it was a stick. What is it?

Tim said...

I thought it was a giant twiglet....do you have those in the USA?

Just in case you don't, Twiglets are a wheat-based crisp snack shaped like small twigs and taste of marmite.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3123/2720933045_71dddc6bb9.jpg

marisol said...

Aahh you gotta love California and it's crazy weather. One day it feels like winter and the next day it's a summer day.

Hungry Girl Fan said...

Don't feel bad if you didn't make your 5k goal. It just means you were meant to register for another one! :)

Shawn said...

Way to Go!