Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I made some changes after my last blog post. I got a second job...for the health insurance benefits. I still work with my family but with a weird twist, I now work part time in the ER that saved my life. I tell you, God does indeed work in mysterious ways. Did I know I was applying for a job in the ER? No...I just applied for a part time job with benefits and like magic...that is where I ended up. Ironic indeed. I really enjoy it, and when some of the nurses started talking about running this race or that race, I got back into running. Between my 2 jobs and training, I haven't had much time to even look at Sparkpeople, but I have told everyone that asks, how did you lose weight? Well, there is great online resource....and it's FREE. I have recommended this site more times than I can think.
Since last year, I have run a 5K in the COLD...I mean it was cold, -20 below, and it really didn't phase me, my smile was huge. Next run? How about a half marathon that May...I can add that 13.1 sticker to my car with pride. I wrote on my arm "Finishing is Winning" and I meant it. My daughter graduated highschool that following weekend, and my goal was to be able to host her open house, not break any records, and I did it. I have now signed up for a second half marathon at the end of September, and what got me back to Sparkpeople, was for the first time in a year, I found myself not wanting to do something. I don't know if I want to run another half...I need to find my spark again, and it is all of you. Reading your stories, knowing your commitment, asking for help when I need it. It is exactly what I need. I may not track online, but I do track on paper and I hold myself accountable. I have found out that I am stronger than I ever thought I could be. I am now down almost 20 pounds since the first time I logged on to Sparkpeople, and I am working on the remaining 20. I once thought that was impossible, but I KNOW I will get there. I am going to spend my life being the healthiest I can be. Thanks and love to you all!