Thursday, April 18, 2013
If there are any sparkfriends still around after all this time, I am thankful for that. I haven't been on here much at all since I moved and almost not at all for the last like 4 months or more. I could make a ton of excuses and tell you that I was planning the wedding and getting used to living in the new place and yes, my fiance was in the hospital for awhile, but really, I just didn't want to be in front of the computer all the time. I was out doing things and trying to live life. I am not at my goal. Yes, I would like to be smaller at the wedding, which is 8 days away (OH MY GOD!!!!), but I think that personally, I feel better knowing that I have been out and about and busy rather than sitting here on the computer checking in with spark. Not that I don't absolutely LOVE spark and all the people I have met here. It's just I couldn't make myself turn on the computer to check in. I don't know what was keeping me away really. I'm hoping I make sense to someone. LOL!
I did meet my goal of fitting in the smaller size dress (yay!) and I'm not as small as I wanted to be, but that's ok. I have been working out with a great group of people. They keep me so motivated and hold me accountable to come to class or join in for group runs. They are awesome! I have been doing things with them I didn't think I could do - scaling walls and running up and down the art museum steps. It's awesome. I began training for the broad street run (10 miles)and then was sick for three weeks and had to start over. I'm not actually running the race because I will be away on my honeymoon that day, but I did the training to run with the group and get better at my running. My longest run so far is 6 miles. NEXT year, I am totally running the whole 10 and participating in the race. Yeseterday I ran a little over 2 miles and then went up and down the steps. It felt sooooo good.
O, my plan is that after the wedding is over, I will come back to spark. I would like to start tracking my food and workouts, etc again. I know that really helped me. I think it will be just what I need to continue on this journey. I don't care that it is taking me a long time to reach my goal. I know that all the little changes I am making are sustainable and not extreme and I know that no matter how slow the weight comes off, I am healthier every day. I miss you all and will definitely post wedding pics for you when I return for good!! *Talk* to you in another week or so!!!!!!