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My List, The Race & Habits

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Ok, so as I wrote last week in my Getting Really Real post, it’s time to make that list.  The one that says, no I am not allowed to consume you… period.  Not the one that says, you are allowed these delicious things on cheat days or here and there as a treat.  But, the one that say no mam, these are not to be consumed.  Because as I stated, I am addicted to certain things and just cannot handle myself with them.  So, here is the list…

  1.  Any fried food – period
  2. Pizza
  3. Potato Chips (I am allowing myself for NOW to keep tortilla chips)
  4. Milk chocolate
  5. Cookies

Now, this is it for now and I am sure that at some point I will add more.  But the above are the things that I am incapable of handling – especially the top three.

I also will be making pre-made trail mix and other snacks that I can take with me and eat so that I don’t get famished and seriously crave these things.



OK- so last week I found out that I got into the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in DC April 27th!!!  SO EXCITED!  I need this, a kick in the butt. I’ve really wanted to train in running for a while now and here is my chance.  A half, 13.1 – it really doesn’t seem that bad at all.  I mean, now I can maybe run 4-5 miles without wanting to jog in front of a car and beg to run me over, but in five months 13.1 should be cake and I’m excited.  Ben got me awesome compression socks and a mask to wear for running in this frigid weather.  Also, I will be running with my cousin Mandee’s team, which I am super excited about.

I have also been reading this book that is all about habits and how a lot of laziness/not working out and bad eating habits (not all), are really just habits that we have formed.  Nothing more, nothing less.  So, I have been super conscious about changing my habits.  Really seeing how me eating when I’m bored or watching TV or me saying that I don’t want to go for a run – I would rather lay down or work on the computer, is all really all just habits.  And, if I can start building new habits – say running after I get up or drop Lillie at school or finding something new to do with my hands while watching TV… or maybe sitting and reading a book instead.  Making new habits may not be easy, but they are COMPLETELY do-able.  I will definitely write more on this topic as I read more of the book – but I just find it all so fascinating and it really makes it easier for me to wrap my head around.

Anyhow, OK – the list is up and now it’s time to start killing it!!!







About Julia

Is a successful NYC based makeup artist - you can see her work all over TV, in top magazines all over the world and she has been featured in the New York Times, Prevention Magazine and numerous other publications, she is the former beauty editor for Bloginity and owns a small boutique beauty business called Brush Beauty. She has had a few careers ranging from construction management to radio and everything in between, however, the constant passion in her life was always fitness. Even when she lost her way from it, she was always constantly motivated by athletes and anything movement oriented around her. She is the type of person who only gets star struck by people like Gabby Douglas, Matt Long, Pat Riley or Kerri Walsh and the thought of meeting any of them puts her stomach in little girly teenage knots. Favorite workouts: Bootcamps, Spinning, swimming and lifting alone with my headphone on.
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