Monday, October 20, 2008
Ok... I really am a crazy girl. I already completely am fully aware of that. I almost didn't even do my Pumpkinman triathlon. I kept going back and forth. We were just going to go down to Mesquite/Vegas and play or NOT even go down at all.
BUT... Last minute literally we decided to do the triathlon. We had even canceled or hotel reservations in Boulder City.
Of course now I am so glad I did this triathlon and NOT because it was my best ever or because I won or even placed well, but because I was able to relax, enjoy it and have a good time. I am so thankful to my Spark~Friend Julie (Aspenjules), because watching her cross the finish line brought back into perspective why I "TRI". It's the feeling of accomplishment, knowing that I was once 227 pounds and could NOT finish. It's knowing that even if I am 10-20 pounds over my "ideal" weight, I CAN still finish and feel good about it. It's knowing that I don't need to be crazy~psycho about my food and what I eat to be able to go out and exercise and have FUN!
The last few months even years have been up and down with food, exercise, and nutrition. I feel like food and journaling and worrying about what I'm going to eat has been one of my latest addictions, which is so STUPID!
So... my Pumpkinman experience has taught me... Remember my first TRI and the feeling of "just finishing".
GO and DO even if I'm not in perfect condition.
Don't over~think and stress about my food / weight.
Set realistic goals and change those goals if necessary. I am really motivated now to "just finish" a Half Ironman Triathlon next year.
I LOVE LIFE, and I am trying to LIVE it and Enjoy it each and every day! HUGS to ALL my spark~Friends!!!