I joined the group a few weeks ago, but I haven't really introduced myself yet. I am in my early thirties, and have a really great husband and two sweet and naughty kids (dd - 3 and ds - 2). I enjoyed running as a teenager, but with health problems and life, I let it go for a while. I started running again in 2006 after dd was born and before my pregnancy with ds. I did the couch to 5K program. I picked up running again this past spring. I finished C25K again in August and ran a 5K at the end of that month. I've had a real hard time getting back into it these past couple of months though. I don't exactly know why. I have committed myself to starting up again this week. I think I will do the same program again since I've been so sporadic lately.
My two toughest road blocks are two kids under four (I do have a double jogger), and chronic daily pain from endometriosis. I love to run because most the time the endorphins kill the pain for at least a few minutes in the middle of my run, and it's my way of saying I am in control of my body. But sometimes, when I hurt so much, the thought of hauling three of us out the door for a workout makes me want to cry.
I have found weight-loss and healthy habits to be very difficult to achieve and maintain. I have a hard time finding the balance between being committed and caring for myself, and being gentle on myself. I have a really hard time making the time and energy for a great workout, and all the meal planning and prep.
I'm going to figure it out though. Little by little, I will make the changes that will make a difference.
| current weight: 231.4