Sunday, November 18, 2012
I've been doing a lot of reflecting lately. 10 years ago, I was at 185 pounds and decided on a whim to lose weight...and I ended up getting down to 135. It was so exciting, but back then, I didn't have any plan as far as how to get down to my goal weight (120), and how to maintain it.
Since then, my weight has gone up and down...I have NEVER fit my final goal...and when I weighed myself a few weeks ago, I was depressed to see I had hit 191, the highest I have EVER weighed. EVER.
I've had a very successful first 2 weeks in my weight loss plan. I am down 5 pounds, enjoying exercise, and eating well.
I've decided if I had a long-term fitness goal, I will be more motivated to lose this weight and keep it off. When I lost weight the first time, I was really enjoying running and had hoped to do a 5K, but fell off the wagon and never did it.
I have decided I am going to train for a 5K, and with my long-term goal to complete the Disney World Princess Half Marathon (it looks soooo fun!!). Already, the excitement of the idea is giving me the push to get my butt in gear.
I found I was able to run a mile on the treadmill...I was sore and out of breath by the last of it, but I was able to do it, and I'm proud of that. I know a treadmill isn't as good as running outside, but it is a start.
Wish me luck!!!