My name is Jen. I could start this a bunch of ways, but I don't want this to feel like an online dating profile.
I am a 40 year old woman from Virginia who has about 120 pounds to lose. Which, when I write it like that makes me realize that I need to lose one petite female. Exasperating, frustrating, but hey - I am here. I actually have danced around the SparkPeople page for over a year before I finally committed to do something about what was making me unhappy (which, ironically, is mostly me and my decisions!!). So, 2013 is the year.
I am just getting back into exercising, and have decided that swimming will be my thing. I swam competitively as a kid, and right now I am really digging on the benefits of my morning swims. I am also training to participate in a tri-relay (yes, I will be doing the swimming part) right around my birthday, so very motivated about that. I am a step-mom, dog and cat owner (I swing both ways and love them both), photographer, and my day job has me leading a team of courageous technical writers through the slings and arrows of other people's discontent -- with their documents.
Right now I am in love with how I am feeling. I have lost about 10 pounds since December, and my swimming is giving me loads of positive energy. I am a little scared of when my exercise high gives out. It's easy right now, but I know it won't be rainbows and unicorns every day of this journey, so I hope I can find some help and sustaining ideas to marshal through.
Oh, and if someone wants to be my work-out buddy, all the better. Especially if you are a swimmer (let's face it - comparing road mileage to swimming mileage makes it seem insignificant, unless you get the satisfaction of watching said runner/biker try to swim!!) I am swimming a 1/2 mile a day right now, shooting to up my numbers between now and May. Training feedback/partners welcome!!
Good luck to all, and I am proud of what you have done today.
1. Get into the teens
2. Lose the Xs
3. Run a 5k
4. 20% reduction
5. 40% reduction
Actions reflect priorities.
| Pounds lost: 22.0