Monday, August 06, 2012
It's been almost a year since I last posted. I am back. For a long time I was simply too discouraged to keep on trying. But, somewhere, down deep, I missed this site. I missed logging in my food and looking at the results. I missed logging in my exercise. I missed reading the blogs and all the encouragement other people have given me. I missed the informative articles. I even missed that spark wheel spin!
You've changed. I've changed. Maybe this time will be better.
I go walking/running with the neighbor most early mornings. This morning, after I dropped her off I went back to my old gym and worked out for half an hour. It felt good! Like coming home. I didn't realize how much I missed going to that dang gym!
I want to enter another 5k in September. Just less than five weeks away (sept 8.) Can I do it? I don't know, but with my neighbor's (and she's a friend also) encouragement I should be able to come in faster than my last 5k. We're doing our run/walk training at the local high-schools track at 5 am. Why the track? Cuz the surface there is much easier on my knees!
Goals? I got goals. And for the most part they are very doable. Loose 5 to 7 pounds a month for the next 6 months then reevaluate. Finish the 5k and start working up to an 8k (5 miles) to participate in next spring. Get off my meds and start saving beaucoup dollars there! I should be able to get rid of the blood pressure meds, and cut back on my diabetes meds, and maybe even cut out my cholesterol meds! That would save me hundreds of dollars a year! Or, if you want to think about it this way - the gym membership would pay for itself in reduced meds cost!
I like that my energy level is going up! And my depression level is going down! And I lost three more inches from my waist and another three from my hips. I thought that my pants felt loose the other day when walking into work - ie: I could feel them moving on my hips as I walked! Nice to know I wasn't imagining it!
Looking forward to tomorrow. And a bit of looking forward to next week, next month and next year. It's so wonderful to be just alive! And looking forward to reconnecting with my friends from facebook!