2 years ago, I made a life altering decision. I realized I was obese, unhealthy, a couch potato. I had let myself go. To my credit, it was not like I had nothing to do. I had had 4 children in 6 years, one who is severely disabled by Autism. My husband was finishing his residency board requirements and working full time, so I was essentially a single parent. All of this stress and toll led to me being 100 pounds overweight. I signed up for the Disney 2010 1/2 marathon, joined an amazing running team, Team All Ears Running with Purpose and starting working on changing my life.
If you had asked me 2 years ago where I would be today, I would have told you that I would be a pixie by now and running sub 10 minutes miles and probably have done about 2 iron mans by now. Well, I have made incredible progress, lost 40 pounds, gained 20 back, run countless races including 1 marathon and 2 half marathons, changed my family's entire eating habits and gotten us all more active in general.
Here is the big Question. Am I a pixie? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! It is very frustrating.
This is so much harder than I thought it was going to be!
When I cam up with the blog name A Journey at that time I really thought it would be more like a quick skip or a run, but it has in fact turned out to be a journey.
Am I giving up? No Way! I am more determined and resolved than ever. I know that due responsibilities for my children and family and my career, that sometimes, well actually a lot this past year, my exercise has had to take a step back. However, with spring here and my frustration level high, I am going to continue this journey and focus on my progress and the progress I have made on my journey.
Please keep sending me support and I promise I will be more accountable with consistent training, more weight loss and more blog posts!