Saturday, January 01, 2011
five years ago I celebrated the New Year by setting up a series of goals for the year. They weren't all about weight loss, as I recall I purposely didn't mention a specific weight that I wanted to be. The goals were all about living a happier heather and more satisfying life. The major goal (I will not ever call them resolutions) was to run two half marathons in honor of my Dad. It was one thing that I wanted to get off my bucket list, and I thought that turning 50 I needed to start at that. I did it in honor of my father. He had just suffered from his second major stroke, and was unable to speak. I vowed to match the amount of time that he had to put in exercising I was never able to match the effort that Dad made, but I ended up fit enough in my 50th year to run 2 half marathons. This was after I started out at 200 lbs.
This year I am am back at my start weight from back then. I can not let the inspiration that helped me 5 years ago go to waste. My Dad passed away this past spring. I want to do this for him again. This is my New year's goal. I will be running again by this fall.
I have to stop the roller coaster weight changes I have always fallen victim to. Here's to a happy healthy new year.