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This picture is so accurate, it is scary! Full disclosure: I sweat worse than three men combined. I’m serious, it is a serious problem. I am so happy I’m married. I know the guys at the gym are seriously turned off by what they see when I’m in their area!

It is all going to be worth it though when my legs look like this! Hello, inspiration!! (image of Carrie’s rockin’ bod here) I downloaded the Couch 2 10K app since I already did (well, finished) two 5Ks this year. It is nice to also have a program to keep me motivated and keep me running towards some calves and hammies like this!

I also have a bigger (and more cash-inspired) motivation: win a weight loss challenge! Some friends put it together and so until August 1, I will be working to lose more weight than the other 16 girls for admiration and cash money! It is perfect timing as my 10 year high school reunion is this summer and I’m going to Las Vegas in September for a bachelorette party.

And yes, this is totally off-topic of decorating and DIY projects but it is in writing for everyone to see so now I have to stick to my goals and as the header of the blog says, The Steen Style: We Do What We Want – hah!

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Today, I am currently coveting the Redbud finish line!

I run my first-ever 5K on Sunday at 2 p.m. and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t scared out of my mind! Am I prepared for it? Probably not. Would I ever be prepared for my first race? Doubt it. With a lot of prayer, water and stretching, hopefully I’m able to accomplish my goal of running the whole thing and finishing it!

There is a huge block party at one of my favorite restaurants after the race, so once I hit mile 2.5 the last part of the race will be a run towards the party and the huge burger that I’ve been craving for six weeks! See you on Sunday evening with an update. 🙂

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