Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wow! Has it been THAT long?

Amazingly horrible is the only way to describe my commitment to keeping this blog going over the course of the past year!  What in the world was I thinking?  Well . . . I'm officially back and ready to continue.

What has changed?  In January of 2011 I joined Curves to try to begin making a real go at some weight shed.  Yes I said shed!  I started at 265 lbs.  By the time April came around I was 255 lbs and banging my head against the wall!  I couldn't get under 255 to save my life.  I allowed myself to get discouraged and it eventually overpowered my positivity. Did I fall victim to quitters syndrome you ask?  Nope.  I did what everyone does in that roller coaster weight shed journey and took one of those long breaks.  You know, the kind that usually leads to you falling into old patterns and  sobbing because you don't understand why you can't get healthy.  HELLO!  Really?  The difference is that this time I jumped up from the ashes like a phoenix with vengeance! Okay, so maybe I'm a bit over dramatic, but you get the point.

In August I decided to attempt to run.  Yep, all of me down the road . . . just a wiggling and a jiggling.  Guess what?  Nobody cared.  They weren't interested in what I was doing or why I was doing it.  Interesting concept I know.  People not caring about my life because they have so much to worry about within their own.  This was the first time I'd ever took into consideration that maybe I didn't need to worry about how I looked or what others thought of me. The only thing worth caring about was how healthy I would become in the process and what type of role model I would become.  Go figure?

The Couch to 5K program helped me jump back on the health bandwagon! (  Check out the website or download the C25K app to your smartphone to get started!  The application is designed to keep track of your progress and help you along your journey!  This program does something that none of the others have done in my life.  It gave me an opportunity to challenge myself with a realistic goal in mind over a realistic amount of time.  The weight shed involved is just an added bonus. :-)