Five Fact Friday

1.) The weather has been gorgeous this whole week and I’ve eaten lunch outside every single day. Cross your fingers (and toes) that it holds up for tomorrow!


2.) It’s day six in a row of clean eating, zero alcohol and extra sleep, and I am feeling great and very well rested! I should probably do this more often…

3.) This week, I booked a vacation to St. Maarten with my sister, her husband, and my nephew, and the best part is that I leave 3 weeks from Sunday!!! It’s just a quick trip (4 nights) but it will be SO nice to get away and get some sun, some Harper, and the Caribbean Sea!


4.) I feel SKINNY for the first time in a long, long time. I’ve been really diligent about eating well (and working out) and I can notice a big difference in the mirror and in my clothes. It feels soooo good!

5.) The half marathon is… TOMORROW! It’s really happening and now I am feeling both excited and nervous!!


Share a fun fact about you with me!

22 Comments on Five Fact Friday

  1. Kelly
    March 16, 2012 at 8:52 am (9 years ago)

    You’re going to do great!!! Such an inspiration 🙂

    Fun fact – I bought a cauliflower this week for the first time… yes, in 31 years. I think I will do it more often!

  2. Diandra
    March 16, 2012 at 9:13 am (9 years ago)

    Many fun plans – enjoy!

  3. Annie Ormiston
    March 16, 2012 at 9:27 am (9 years ago)

    Thanks for #4…I have been stalled like you had for a bit, in a WW rut, and need to have that good feeling back, where my whole body just feels good! That statement, “I feel skinny again” hit a cord with me because the best feeling I remember is when I looked in the mirror and LIKED what I saw (not just what I saw but how I felt, physically and mentally)! Thanks, Beth!! Good luck tomorrow!

  4. Anna
    March 16, 2012 at 9:31 am (9 years ago)

    I heard people talking about the Rock n Roll maraton on the radio this morning. Good luck tomorrow!

    Fun fact – just got back into riding a bike. Aside from the obvious benefit of exercise, I’ve notice that my right knee (that I had surgery on two years ago) doesn’t hurt nearly as much!

  5. Jennifer
    March 16, 2012 at 9:34 am (9 years ago)

    Good luck this weekend! You’ll do great!

    I’m so jealous of your SXM getaway. I love that place (well, any place in the Caribbean)!!

    Fun Fact – I have had 29 different addresses since I graduated from college. I have a bit of wanderlust.

  6. ashley rebekah
    March 16, 2012 at 10:19 am (9 years ago)

    hi beth! fairly new reader to the blog, good luck on your half tomorrow! i’ve been reading back through your training, since i’m running my first half marathon in about a month. can’t wait to read your recap!

  7. Christy
    March 16, 2012 at 10:36 am (9 years ago)

    Congrats on your 6 day streak! I can totally relate as I am also on Day 6! My clothes fit better and I am not as bloated or puffy. It’s awesome. 🙂 I have a question for you…I am struggling with St Patty’s Day. I can’t decide if I should relax a little and have a few beers with some yummy Irish food, or hold strong. Part of me wants to continue on this winning streak, and the other part wants to be able to live life! I guess what I am nervous about is Sunday. Will I go back to clean eating? For me it’s always hard after taking a night off. Usually I am all or nothing, but I am trying to find a more healthy balance. Your thoughts??

    • Beth
      March 16, 2012 at 10:43 am (9 years ago)

      Hi Christy! I think the part of WW that makes it such a good plan is that it’s liveable! If you can’t have a little fun and a couple drinks sometimes, is it worth it? In my opinion, no! I’d say do what you need to do to set yourself to get back on track on Sunday. Go grocery shopping in the AM or have a meal plan in place, healthy breakfast ready to go, etc. Whatever you need to do to make sure you can get back on the wagon after some St. Patty’s day fun!

  8. Tess
    March 16, 2012 at 11:00 am (9 years ago)

    Good luck on your half marathon tomorrow! I know you’ll have a great time, can’t wait to hear all about it!

    My fun fact: I just signed up for our local 5K in June. 🙂 I did it last year, and am doing it again this year, hooray!! I’m on my road to losing 51 pounds (down 12, yay!) and I’m excited for something to train for and look forward to!

  9. Life's a Bowl
    March 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm (9 years ago)

    Super jealous that you’re going to St. Maarten! I’ve been looking into possible places for our honeymoon but can’t make up my mind- an island or Europe…

    P.S. The weather this week has been absolutely beautiful!!! Loving the sunshine and warmth! Just wonder if it’s 85 degrees in March, how hot will it be in July?!

    • Carrie @ Season It Already!
      March 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm (9 years ago)

      We did the Amalfi Coast, Italy for our Honeymoon! It was the perfect combination of Europe and relaxation. Neither of us had been before, either. Look into it to see if it’s for you! 😉

  10. Alicia at Poise in Parma
    March 16, 2012 at 2:57 pm (9 years ago)

    You are going to rock that race tomorrow – I’m so excited for you!!

    Funny that you mention point four: I had food poisoning last week, and since then, I’ve been VERY in tune with what I put in my body – to find I too feel a bit leaner, just in a week. It’s amazing how your body repays you when you treat it right!

  11. Carrie @ Season It Already!
    March 16, 2012 at 3:13 pm (9 years ago)

    Good luck on your half-marathon tomorrow. I’m a new reader and you are very inspirational.

    Fun fact: I am new to running and will be doing my first 5k at the end of April. I have been finding my motivation across the blogosphere. Thanks for the inspriation.


  12. Christine
    March 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm (9 years ago)

    Im working on getting my fitness and healthy eating back on track.. Six days straight is impressive! I made an all veggie enchilada casserole in the slow cooker last week that I think you might like. I can email you the recipe if you’re interested. The secret ingredient was butternut squash.. Yum! I also splurged on some awsome DVDs last week: three different bosu videos, one centered entirely around resistance bands and the Brazilian butt lift set. Have you seen the ridiculous infomercials? Now I might finally make some use of all this fitness clutter I have laying around the house.

  13. Ang
    March 16, 2012 at 4:01 pm (9 years ago)

    Good luck tomorrow! 🙂

  14. Bethany
    March 16, 2012 at 9:58 pm (9 years ago)

    Fun fact for when you are drinking again: I saw you talked about the Smirnoff whipped vodka the other day and Pinnacle makes a Chocolate Whipped vodka that is amazing just on ice. I am also on WW and I love that I can get in my chocolate fix and a little alcohol for just the points price of the liquor.

    • Beth
      March 16, 2012 at 10:05 pm (9 years ago)

      Yum! Maybe this time tomorrow! 🙂

  15. sam
    March 17, 2012 at 8:38 pm (9 years ago)

    Hope you had fun today!!! I am sure you rocked it 🙂

  16. Hilary
    March 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm (9 years ago)

    Yay for feeling skinny! Hmmm, fun fact….I made deviled eggs for the first time ever today and they were really yummy!

  17. Marlena
    March 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm (9 years ago)

    I ran my 1st half marathon last week!!! 3/11/12 🙂


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