I’m just going to skip over the fact that I’ve been MIA for four months.
**warning – even with skipping over a lot, I’m sure this will be a megapost so proceed with caution.**
Man, December seems like another lifetime at this point. So much has happened since the last time I posted. In true Jodi fashion I think the best way to bring everyone up to speed is through pictures. Here are some awesome things that have happened since we last met:
1. The #1 spot doesn’t even pertain to weight loss/fitness (don’t worry, we’ll get there, be patient!)
Every year Cliff (you may remember him as The Husband) goes above and beyond for my birthday.
Even that proved to be an understatement this year.
First, let me preface with the fact that he had arranged with my boss for me to have a random Wednesday off work (unbeknowst to me until the eve of the big day).
The day started off with all my favorite traditions: breakfast at Wild Eggs, Build A Bear, and lunch at a new pizza place called Coal’s. Then it was off to see The Hunger Games (we had the theatre all to ourselves!) and last, but not least,
An afternoon sitting in on sound check with Counting Crows, meeting them afterwards (complete with signed poster), and then going back to enjoy front row tickets to their show at the Palace.
Yeah, that dude is basically the best.
And, since he knew I would be concerned about eating like crap all day, he had this delivered the next afternoon:
2. I finally broke into ONEderland! (And, even more importantly, we hit FIVE HUNDRED pounds lost!)
3. I RAN my first mile (then 2 miles, 3 miles, 4 miles, and 5 miles!) without stopping.
I decided to join a running group at my local YMCA to try and help improve my running. Luckily, I met some wonderful friends (two of which are in the pictures below) that showed me that not being able to run a mile without stopping was all in my head. Whitney, (the one on the right below) has been by my side for each monumental mile since that first one. I am so thankful to have met her and the rest of the group!
4. Which led to running my first 5K.
5. And then running (most) of my first 10K (yes, I will post race reports for both as soon as I’m able – just for you Janae!)
6. We turned our home gym into a reality.
7. I got a new tattoo.
I had it done by my friend Kayla Yunt at IA Studios. She’s an amazing artist! Check out her Facebook page here.
8. I got my Associate’s degree! (and started on my Bachelor’s)
9. I bought a size 16 14 12 dress and jeans!
10. I cut off all my hair.
I’m going to try and do better with the blog. However I am now pursuing my Bachelor’s degree, while working full time, training for my first half-marathon (oh – did I forget to mention that? ;), and working on the last 30-40 pounds to my goal weight.
So, while I am a bit busy, I know that this is a time in my life that I most definitely want to remember and I am going to try and be better about notating them going forward. It certainly seems like I have enough going on to write about these days!
In fact, here are some more random pictures highlighting a pretty awesome four months. I can’t wait to see what else 2015 has in store for us!