I know.. I have been missing in action for quite sometime. I have abandoned all my challenges. I am trying to be as stress free as possible and somethings have just had to go by the wayside.

I am focusing on eating better and working out more, rather than some arbitrary challenge. I bought the book “Practical Paleo” and although I do not agree with everything the author says, I plan to incorporate many of the meals/meal plans into my life. I just cannot give up cheese. I don’t care that I am lactose intolerant. I love my cheese. 😉 I will try to write a more in-depth review of this book and posts recipes as I go.

I have started up P90X, again. I am on week 2. This time I am going all the way through. And I am running regularly again, about 3 times per week. I got a new PR at Saturdays 5k (by one second lol). I already feel so much better than I was last month. Plus I broke past the 2-3 pound gain/lose cycle I was going through. It was getting frustrating but I have moved past it. If I am brave enough, maybe I will post my starting pictures and my (almost) half way pictures. I am still not 100% happy with my body yet.

I am seeing our health coach at work. It is nice to chat with someone about all the stress and stomach issues, someone who isn’t my boyfriend. She has really helped me. She did suggest yoga so I am waiting for a good groupon at a studio near me. I will not go if it is out of my way. I have yet to find any yoga I like; I’ve tried so many dvds and classes in the past and not one has stuck. In the meantime, a friend recommended doyogawithme.com. I have yet to do any of the videos but was looking around it the other day. There is so many videos on there that hopefully I can find a few yoga routines I actually like.

Life has just been hectic. The shortened NHL season has really messed with my schedule. My parents decided to pay a week visit, giving me about a weeks notice that they were coming. But I am working on staying calm, not letting things I can’t control bother me and not stressing.

My company has two jobs open. I am thinking of applying but I need to tell myself that I may not make the short list and I may not get an interview. Every time I apply, I get excited and start planning that I already have the job only to be disappointed when I don’t even get an interview. Both jobs would be an incredible boost in salary as well. I still make the same as I did in 2007. It gets frustrating at times.

I have signed up to participate in the WEGO Health 30 Days, 30 Posts writers challenge. I may not do all 30 days. I should get the prompts sometime this month and can start planning which ones mean the most to me. Look for these posts in April.

I will try to post more here. I have so much going on. I need to clean out my closet, but this time get rid of clothes that are too big (instead of small). And I need to buy a belt. I am not a fan of belts but it is cheaper than replacing all of my jeans now and again when I reach my goal weight. I need to start training for longer runs. I need to find some good 10Ks/15Ks to get my miles up for the two halfs I want to do. I want to get back to doing my hair, makeup, wearing my cute clothes, shoes and accessories. I feel so stuck in a rut! LOL


Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.