I used to run
I remember a time when I ran. I didn’t love it. But at least I had time and energy to do it.
I taught core strength, cycle, and HIIT today. It’s not uncommon for me to teach several classes a day, these days. I’m not complaining. I truly love teaching!!!
I just kinda miss the freedom to run every once and a while.
5 random facts about me
I got a message from @ontherunmama to give 5 random facts about myself, so, here we go…
1) I have lived in the south for 20 years but I was born and raised in southern coastal California.
2) I am a stay at home mom that teaches group exercise classes. I’ve been a certified group exercise instructor since I was 19 years old (19 years, do the math ;)). What most of you don’t know is, I am also a certified dental assistant.
3) I married my first and only real boyfriend.
4) My family (on my side) call me “Smell”. My middle name is Michelle and my maiden name is Strong. When I was little I couldn’t pronounce Michelle. If someone would ask me to say my full name, I’d say, “Cristin Smell Strong”. Yeah, yeah…very funny! I know!!! Smell stuck with me :-/
5) I hate scary movies! I’ll never understand why people find scary movies entertaining. They’re disturbing!!!
The tree is up and Buddy The Elf showed up with PJs!!!!
I came across these photos and I had to share.
I went to California in April to do a mud run with my cousin and some dear friends.
When I look back at these, I’m reminded, I have more fun when I don’t take things so serious!!!
I watched the arm knitting video floating around and decided to give it a try. Second attempt was a success!!!
A needed break
I took a break form counting…er…obsessing over calories and food choices. I was sick. My kids were sick and I just couldn’t focus on it at the time. I’ve been working at making better choices and tracking calories for seven weeks now. I’m sure I did a little damage to the progress I had made but I only took a little over a week off. I’m posting about my mental progress. In the past, once I’m derailed its hard to get it together again. After much prayer and determination, I’ve got two solid days under my belt again.
Here’s to making progress of any sorts!!!
I hate when I’m sick
I hate it even more when my kids are sick!!!
Those of you that are moms, I’m sure can relate. As moms, we take it upon ourselves to be up with the kids at night when they cough so hard they make themselves throw up. We are also the ones that get up in the middle of the night to clean up said throw up. We keep constant tabs on their temps and rush to their aid at the first whimper. It doesn’t matter that we are sick ourselves, our kids come first!!!
2 of my 3 kids are sick and one is on 6 different types of meds. All to be taken at different times of the day. Regardless of how I feel, I will keep it straight. We will get through this season and come out on the other side stronger.
Soooo…my email account tells me that cantstopcristin turned 2 today. Technically, it shouldn’t count since I took, like, a 6 month hiatus. Buuuut….I kinda figured now I have a reason to celebrate and eat burritos, too ;)
So Very Tired
I didn’t hold it together very well this weekend. I’m sick and my lil man has had a nasty cough for about 3-4 weeks that worsens at night, keeping our entire house, well, ok…just me, up all night. Between the fatigue from lack of sleep and the fatigue of being sick myself, I just didn’t want to think about counting calories or even being careful about what I eat.
I’m back on track today but the next few nights could be rough. I took lil man to the doctor for this cough for the third time. He is now taking Zyrtec, Flonase, Benadryl, Albuterol, Amoxicillin, and a steroid, which they informed me would “make him wild and make sleeping difficult”, to which I responded, “what’s new?”, daily until we can get this stinking cough knocked out. So forgive me while I chow down on some Halloween chocolate, without doing my best to “out exercise my bad diet”. I plead insanity from lack of sleep.
My new kicks!!! I’m pretty sure these will make me run real fast!!!