Tuesday, May 14, 2013
So here's the deal, I feel as if I haven't been completely honest with you guys, not intentionally of course. Confused yet? Let me try to explain...
Is it possible to get up off your rear, get active, eat less, eat better and drop 77+ pounds like I did?
Is it possible to go from doing nothing all day long to running half marathons like I did?
Is it possible to go from hating being active, to craving it?
Is it possible to go from eating a stupid amount of sweets to hardly being able to eat one bite of something because of how rich it seems?
ALL of those things are possible, and yes, you can do it... just like I've always said you can.
Let's get real!
Here's the thing, I think I somewhat forgot(not completely by any means) just how hard it is to GET those things.
It took me 9 months to lose 50 lbs, and I worked my butt off.
It took me 9 months of running 3-4 times a week, in freezing temps to heat advisories to get to where I could run my half marathon.
It took me 3 years to lose 77lbs, and drop from a tight 18 in jeans to a comfortable 8.
I know I never said it was easy, but I'm not sure I ever really made it clear about how much dedication, determination, motivation, and endurance it takes to ARRIVE in those places.
It IS possible, but you have to MAKE your mind up that you WANT this, and then you have to work at it EVERYDAY and be PATIENT for the day it comes.
Sparkpeople gives us an estimated date for our weight loss goals... and if we fail, or are just taking a little longer to get there, we get down. We may even give up. It's not about how fast you can get where you want to be, it's about GETTING there, period.
As I work at losing this extra baby weight, and get my miles back up with running, I have realized just HOW hard I worked for what I had and that I have to do it again.
I appreciate my 7 min miles way more now as I finally just made a 9 minute mile.
I appreciate my 10 mile runs more.
I appreciate the control I had with not overeating, the control to say no to a sweet or something unhealthy, the control to decide to do a 30 min ab workout over a nap...
I appreciate, and miss, having an unbelievable amount of energy for my kids (sleep at night would help too, but hey, a baby in the house, it is what it is)...
I'm fighting to get it back, and as I am, I just felt the need to tell you all that I'm sorry if I gave you these thoughts of going from a couch potato to a marathon runner in 2 months time, or whatever you thought when you've read my blogs. I know I've motivated many, which is always something I strive to do... but it order to succeed you need to know...
it's NOT easy!
It's NOT fast!
It's NOT comfortable!
I'm not saying throw in the towel, heck no! I'm saying you need to FULLY understand the work, and commitment involved, if you want to see big results.
When I've said you have to FIGHT for it, I MEANT it.
If you REALLY want this... then you REALLY have to go get it, it's not going to be handed to you on a silver platter.
Make up your mind.
Join the fight... and rock it out.