Saturday, December 11, 2010
Other than I am not going to make my weight goal, 2010 was very successful for me, while I still have my ups and downs, I have maintained a healthy lifestyle for the year, managed to lose a decent amount of weight, have gained a little back but am starting to shed it again. I set out to do a half marathon and then got a little crazy and decided to do a full marathon, I accomplished both goals, not bad for someone who just picked up with running again this year. I learned a lot training for the marathon, mostly about perserverance, committment, and what it really means to do something for you and you only. I mean it would have been really cool to say I ran some really great time at the marathon, but I didn't I finished and now for my next one I can set a time goal. The points in the marathon where I really wanted to give up were a true test of character, because I told myself while others may forgive me for stopping, I knew I would not forgive myself for it and that is how I am looking at my weight loss, I cannot give up if I feel I am having a set back, I need to push through even if it is not pretty.
My goals for 2011 are to finish losing weight, ideally 60-80lbs would put me where I feel my best, although I will still be considered clinically overweight. I am going to begin training for a triathlon, utilizing a coach, who may potentially end up being a love interest if I can get him to permanently move to Iowa from Utah. I will be doing some hiking and mountain climbing in Utah though:) I wanna continue to work on healthy eating habits, this is my one area of true downfall. I will also continue to do all of my Beachbody workouts (Insanity, P90x, and Turbofire). I already have a couple halfmarathons on deck, and am thinking I will be doing Des Moines marathon next October with a time goal of 5:30. I also look to continue to make spark friendships and support others in their goals.