Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My Journey to weight loss

I was very inspired to post my weight
loss journey after reading Sarah's
journey. I hope to inspired someone who wants to lose weight but doesn't think they can.
Here goes-Two weeks prior to this picture
(I am the one on the far left) I had had a baby. Before pregnancy I weighted 214 pounds. During the 9 months of bliss, I gained 70 for a whopping total of 283 lbs.

As you can see I was overweight.

I was very discouraged after the baby came.
I won't bore you with all the details, but I
decided to join Weight Watchers to lose
the weight.It was a process, it didn't come off all at once.

Through support, sweat and tears I dropped 108 pounds. Was it easy? NO WAY.
Was it worth the effort? YES.
Does it get easier to control the food after the weight is gone?
Not really, it is something that I think that I will struggle with my whole life.
I have learned to eat what I want but not to overdue it. If I eat too much, I exercise more.

In 2007, I started running, something that I despised. Last year I ran my first 1/2 marathon. I also completed my first Triathlon. I would encourage you to find something that you enjoy and go for it.

If I can do this, anyone can.

Yesterday I rode 15 miles and ran 2.5 miles

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Just call me Flipper

last night I attended an hour of high-intensity swim aerobics. An hour of burning muscles.
Man, it was hard. I have aches in my muscles, but it was GOOD! I do enjoy the swim part of Triathlon.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Great day

Well, I have planned out my week of training.
Today I did an easy 3.5 mile run.
Tomorrow I have a swim planned
Tuesday- Strength training/Bike
Thursday- Run
Saturday- Race

My son (Trevor) got baptized today. My heart was overflowing with joy for him as he starts this journey in his life.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Back in Business

I have been running and stretching and enjoying the weather here in Georgia. I feel like I am back on track.
Do you ever get down on yourself about not running? I have been in a funk these past couple of weeks. I think that I have learned that when I start to feel that down, I need to push the "feeling" aside, grab my running shoes and head out the door. I so need to exercise, not just for weight loss, but for my emotions.
I want to be found in actively pursuing maximum health in my spirit, soul and body.
Each area affects the others. I can not have optimal health in one area without attending to all three areas. An excerpt is from a great devotional that I am reading called, "Becoming the women I want to be." A 90-day journey.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

It has been a long time...

I have been sick for the past week. Sucks to be sick! I tried to train, no can do. So I got down and you know the rest.
I am feeling better and back in the game(so to speak). I plan on getting up tomorrow and running, I am going to listen to my body and see what it says.
I will keep you posted.