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Update! November 14, 2008

Posted by M in M's Perspective, Why Am I Doing This?.

Yowza, it’s been a while since I posted on here.  No, don’t look at the date of my last entry, just take my word for it, it’s been a while. 

New things:

-Have decided to not run the marathon in February.  About a month ago, I realized that at that point in time, I was generally unhappy with my life.  There wasn’t a specific reason or person that was causing this unhappiness, I just wasn’t where I wanted to be personally and emotionally.  It was then that I decided that I was going to stop focusing on anything else but my own personal wellbeing.  Although the training was good for me and I was staying on track, it was time consuming.  Time I thought could best be used in focusing on myself and figuring out what I needed to do to get back to happy.  Or at least content.

-Got engaged.  Yep, took me by surprise as well.  James and I had been broken up for about six and a half months and one night I went over to make dinner and left a few hours later with a ring on my finger and a future husband.  The way things happen…This, of course, has helped me immensely in reaching my ultimate goal of pure happiness.  I’m not saying that just because James and I are planning our lives together that I am suddenly okay with life, because I don’t believe you should base your life’s happiness on the presence of another, but knowing that I have him there and that we are together has made life more bearable. 

So I might not be training for a marathon anymore but now I have a new fitness goal: looking hot for our wedding.  We’ve set a date, September 26th, 2009, so this gives me plenty of time to just focus on myself and work out regularly and to go nuts every once in a while with the wedding planning.  James also gave me a Wii Fit for my birthday (kinda weird how I get the Wii Fit a few minutes after I got the ring…) and for the first few days, I really did like working out on it.  You can do yoga, strength training, cardio, and balancing workouts on it but it’ll take me a while before I’m totally convinced that doing the hula on a plastic square will really work that waist down.