Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I'm so proud of myself. I ran almost all of the 5K I participated in on Sat, March 12! I improved my pace from the last race I ran in too!!
My kids were there, and it made me so happy that they were there to see me finish! My boyfriend has started running now too! I think he used to run...back in the day, and now he's thinking of starting up again. He asked me if I run really hard when I run...not yet I don't. I was never a runner before, so I am easing myself into this.
Monday, March 07, 2011
I had the best weekend with two of my girlfriends. We went on a shopping trip and found some really great resale shops in a city about two hours from home! Got myself some rewards! I (after 2 years of deliberating) treated myself to a Kindle, and so far I love it. This is my reward for reaching my half-way there goal (54 pounds down, 54 to go). I got new running shoes too.
Tomorrow is my Birthday, and I have taken a personal day to spend it with my boyfriend. I don't know what we are doing yet, but it will be great to spend the day with him. (He has comp time to take, and he is taking the day off too:-)
I am so happy with my accomplishments...and the fact that so far, I have been staying right on schedule with all my small weight loss goals too. I have such a fantastic support system- both online and in person. I am so blessed!
Thank you to all of you who cheer me on. You brighten my days and keep me focused.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
I am just amazed by my progress. I only have 2.6 pounds to lose until I have lost 54 pounds- half my 108 pound goal! I haven't been this close to my healthy, ideal weight in at least 10 years. It's probably more like 15, but there is a time back there, when I chose not to acknowledge what my weight was, because it was too depressing, and frankly, I didn't think I ever had a chance of seeing a healthy weight ever again. I certainly never would have dreamed that I would be well on my way to reaching that goal as I approach 40 years old! I would have thought I was destined to be over-weight forever, since I hadn't been able to get control over it before now.
I'm also really happy with where I am now, because it seems so easy to keep plugging along. It hasn't even been bothering me when I have little or no loss in week. I have let that kind of thing crush my spirits in the past, but not this time.
My small weight loss goals have really helped me stay focused, along with those non-scale victories. The one that really continues to stand out for me is the absence of pain in my heels- especially at night and when I first get up in the morning. I had so much pain in my heels from plantar facciaitis and the immense extra weight I was carrying around every day. I didn't want to do any extra walking/running, because at night my feet would hurt so badly. Heaven forbid I should have to get up in the night to use the restroom- walking downstairs was excruciating. I had to walk down like a toddler does when he or she first learns to walk- leading with the same foot for each step- and man it hurt. I remember thinking, "what would I do if I had to exit the house quickly because of a fire?" I can now get up and go down the stairs normally and with no pain! This is so exciting to me. I don't feel like my body is acting older than it should anymore!
I NEVER would have dreamed I would ever become a runner...and like it! I'm not a fast runner, but my stamina builds every day. I'm less than 2 weeks from completing the Rookie Running program, and I will be running in my 2nd race on March 12. My goal is to simply improve my pace from the first one, and I'm confident that I will.
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