I signed up for this site quite some time ago, however, I never really had the time to commit to being on the site, let alone commit to taking care of me. Sad but true, and I'm sure not the only person who has experienced this before. I vowed to take the time for me this year. That is MY resolution for 2012.
A little about me. I'm a 34 year young mom of a 3 year old boy, and wife to an amazingly supportive and devoted man. I am not new to exercising by any means, I competed in the 2011 Chicago Triathlon, which was the 1st long distance endurance sport that I've ever done. I decided to do the Olympic distance Tri on a whim, and didn't start training for it til 3 months before hand. My main goal was to finish it. I didn't care how long it took me to do it, I simply wanted to finish it. I will admit, I definitely could have used a lot more training, but I enjoyed it immensely and have decided to make this a life long sport for myself. Not only am I planning on doing it again this year, I plan to kill my previous time, and do the Triple Threat, which is 3 Tri's in 1 weekend. I'm just cocky and confident enough to handle it. My downfall is dieting. I've never really needed to "diet" or watch my weight, having grown up my entire life as a competitive swimmer. I simply ate anything and everything I could and never gained a pound. It wasn't until my early 20's, and after my first marriage that I started gaining weight. Sad to say, but I think my ex-husband left me because I gained 40 pounds, but he's a jack**s anyways in so many ways, and for a long time I stopped caring about me. I let myself go....a lot. I have put on a total of 85 pounds in the span of 10 years. I went through a failed marriage, but eventually got back on my feet. I met an incredible man, who loves me for me. We started a family, and I woke up one morning and said... I'm going to do the Chicago Triathlon. I didn't concentrate on losing any weight at all, and was able to do it weighing 220 pounds. Not too frickin bad, if I say so myself. Now that I've pushed myself to do that, I decided to concentrate on slimming down.
So, here I am.... Ready and willing to be all that I can be.
Tri Like Me
| current weight: 212.4