My crazy family!!
The reason I enjoy my life so much now!!!
Pensacola August 2008.
In the past 4 years, I have come to the realization that laughter can cure just about any ailment. I have to thank my husband for that!!
I am 32 years old, recently married, and now thinking about starting a family. Before I do that, I am setting some goals for myself which include changing the way that I eat and exercising more often. I think that the food is more of an issue than exercise for me. I enjoy working out...I enjoy food a lot, too!!! I just have to balance them out.
I mention that laughter is a great part of my life now because I spent so many years being sad. I do believe that was the reason I held onto all of this extra weight. My husband and I laugh together, and at each other, all in fun of course, because we can. He has taught me not to take life so seriously all of the time, and that only I can change the things that I don't like.
My goal here is to lose 50 lbs. I have a great support system at home, but I also want to talk to other people who have decided to take their life and turn it around as well. Good Luck to me, and all of you!!!
July 18, 2008- Today marked a very important day for me in my journey. I lost my first 10 pounds and I ran 20 minutes without stopping. When I first joined SP on June 2, 2008, my goal was to lose 50 pounds. I quickly realized that I had found some things that became even more important to me. First, I truly enjoy motivating others like myelf. It is one of the most fulfilling parts of my day. Secondly, I have found something that is all mine. I am succeeding at it and loving it. I started running!! I never knew that I was able to run!! It is truly amazing. I am planning to run my first race in September. I have had so many firsts since I joined SP and I am overjoyed with the results that I am seeing. Not only physically, but mentally!! My ultimate goal is still to lose 50 pounds before I try to have children, but I have also discovered a great outlet in running. It is just as important to me as eating right and losing weight. Thank you SparkPeople!!
August 27, 2008 - Today marks another great day in my journey. This was the first time that I have run for 30 minutes straight. I have increased my endurance and speed and I am amazed that I can do this. I never realized that I am capable of pushing myself beyond what I thought was possible. So what have I learned? Life isn't nearly as difficult as I thought. I spent too many years in a horrible mental state. I so easily blamed all of the "bad" things in my life on others. Now, I see the truth- I control all of the good and bad in my life, and I control how it affects me. I vow only to let the good in and when the bad comes my way, I will deal with it and move along. "Keep Moving Forward"!! There is no good reason to look back.
September 17, 2008- ROOKIE MISTAKES!! I guess we all have to learn on our own. So, I finished the C25K program a few weeks ago and I thought that it would be good to start working on my speed before my race in October. Not such a good idea after all! My body wasn't ready for it even though my mind was. I ended up in the chiropractors office being told that I have a bulging disc and will need physical therapy and adjustments for 4 weeks. I asked him if the injury was from running and he assured me that it wasn't and it could have been aggrevated by anything. Regardless... I was upset with myself because I felt like if I hadn't pushed so hard, I wouldn't be in a position now to wonder if I would be able to run the race. I have trained so hard and long for this.
I will do whatever I have to in order to make this race...even if I don't run the whole thing, I WILL finish!!!
October 19, 2008 - I won't spend a lot of time on this because there is a whole blog about it on my page. This was by far possibly the greatest day of my life...so far. It sits right up there with my wedding day! About 2 hoursbefore my first race, I hurt my foot and was almost in tears over the idea that I may ot be able to run. I didn't give up...I ran every second of that 5K! I proudly ran for all of the men and women who have suffered, or know someone who has suffered from breast cancer. I ran for the survivors, and for those who are no longer suffering. I was proud of myself for running my first race, but I was more proud of being a part of such a meaningful cause. I thank God for letting me participate is something so much grander than I.
I ran my first 5K in 40:15. :)
Lose 50 lbs.
Grasp the idea of portion control!!!
Create a daily exercise regimen.
Meet others with similar goals.
I hope to help others as I reach my goals!!
July 1 2008 measurements:
I am currently working out atleast 4 days a week. I jog and do strength training. When I get bored at the gym, I go to a 3.5 mile trail here and jog or walk. I am now tracking all of my food intake thanks to SparkPeople!!
My name is Honorea and I live in Maryland. I'm from Georgia and hope to get back to the south in a few years because I miss my family and my dog!! I have quit my job so that I can focus on myself for a while. Something I haven't done my whole life!!
I like to help people. It's in my blood. Can't escape it!! :) I'm a great listener, but I also like to give feedback. I love my dog, my husband, and my family...not necessarily in that order! I like music and photography.
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