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A Year Later

Sunday, May 02, 2010

What a difference a year makes! I started off my journey overweight and lethargic. I lacked energy and had no motivation to do much of anything. I started with small fast break goals and began tracking my food. I began exercising with small steps, doing the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp for 10 minutes a day, 6 days a week, with walking aerobics for cardio. Small steps led to small successes, and this motivated me to keep going. Somewhere along the way, I began to enjoy and even crave exercising. After reaching my initial goals, I set some newer goals. My current goal is to run a 5K on May 15. I have been training using the Couch to 5K program and I am now a runner! Here's a summary of my progress so far:

Weight lost: 22 pounds
Inches lost: 19.25 inches
Clothing: from size 10/12 to size 6
Energy levels: high
Activity level: from couch potato to exercising 5-6 times a week AND able to run for 25 minutes!
Motivation: none to training for a 5K race
Cholesterol: dropped from borderline high to normal

This is no longer a diet, but a lifestyle change. I'm doing it so I can be healthy and be around for my family. And I want to enjoy life and live it to its fullest!

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    Awesome! Congrats on making great changes in your life! Congratulations on completing your first 5K as well - looks like you rocked it!
    2931 days ago
    That is absolutely FANTASTIC!!!! I am sooo happy for you. You have done such an amazing job reaching major goals and sticking it out through the hard times.

    And I just LOVE the new picture. You look so bright and HAPPY!!!

    Congrats and keep it up!
    2944 days ago
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    emoticon emoticon You look wonderful!! emoticon
    2946 days ago
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