One Year Anniversary!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

I started my journey in April of 2010 I worked hard and with the help of my friends and sparks page I have lost 50 lb. I am getting healthy and fit. It is the most wonderful feeling. It is truly a life changing experience. I did not start this journey as a diet but as a life change. I took one month at a time and made realistic goals.

My family and my inner strength are my inspiration and motivation. I am going to live a long and happy life, I am able to run with and chase my grandchildren - yes I have a grandson and a granddaughter. I am showing my own children a better me and a healthy way to live. A year ago I wrote that I WANTED to do all these things and I am here today saying I AM doing these things. It can be done with hard work, determination, support and motivation. I started a journey that is taking me to new heights and I am loving it more and more each day.

I have learned so much about myself in this last year. I never knew I had (or have) so much will power. I have reached down –way down- to an inner strength I never knew I had or have I have determination, courage, tenacity, will power, and the perseverance to do this but I do I did!

I’ve learned so much about food, carbs, protein, fats ect.. there is so much out there I have learned about workouts and that I like to do it! I love zumba and how ridiculous I look. I like to walk/jog.

One of my goals for 2010 was to complete a 5K. I DID IT. I not only did it but did it in 45.37 min. I have never been more proud of myself in my life. Crossing the finish line gives you this incredible feeling of wanting to do it again and again. I did a second 5K in February in less time. I have 3 scheduled in May. My goal is to run a 1/2 marathon and do the MUDD Run in 2012!

This summer I am (not an I want) taking my kids to the beach and will not be embarrassed to be seen in a swimsuit. I live at the beach and have not been seen at the beach in a bating suit in 9 years. I always took them to my in-laws pool. Not this year. I am taking back my beach back!

I am not at my goal weight but it is in sight. I will never go back to where I was a year ago. This is a journey to a better me and I am taking anyone with me who wants to go.

Thank you to everyone who has giving me support! It is because of you that I have made it this far!

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