I started weight 190lb. I set multiple 10lb-loss goals to get to 130lb. I step on the scale tomorrow but I am estimating that I weight somewhere between 122.5 and 124.5. This is a number that has surpassed my original thinking.
I started running! Oh my goodness, such a huge goal to accomplish. My first 10km run and my first half marathon were both accomplished this summer. They are 2 of my proudest days.
I exercise regularly. For a girl who had no movement in her life to go to a girl who gets her butt going 6 days a week, that is pretty awesome.
I was the president of the nursing society. One of many of my professional goals, I had a very successful term and learned so much about leadership, management, and inspiring change.
Join Indoor Soccer. Yup. Done that one too. I was picked up by a team called "The Hustlers." We start in October. Its a tier 3 women's league (lowest) but I am excited to work on my coordination and chase after the ball. Who knows, maybe I will be good at it?
So what now?
That's what my dad asked me after I finished the half. And I had no idea what to say to him. Since then, my motivation has been struggling. Was it because I wasn't working towards anything? I am not sure, but I don't like the changes that have happened.
I haven't been pushing myself as hard at the gym. I haven't been focusing on whole foods.
I have maybe gained 1 - 1.5lb's since this ... not a huge deal considering I have surpassed all other goals I had set, but it is still not comforting to have old habits creep back in to your life.
So many people regain the weight they have lost.
I won't lie, this fucking terrifies me.
I don't want to become another yo-yo success and failure story.
I have come up with a few goals that I want to accomplish fitness-wise. I don't have time lines for them, because I am not sure how feasible it is to create them, but I want to put them out there for accountability.
- Duathlon - Yup. You read correctly. I want to partake in a bike and foot race. Then perhaps a Tri.
- Start lane swimming as a form of exercise.
- Start going to CrossFit once a week or once every 2 weeks depending on budget. You can read about my CrossFit experience here.
- Run the Woody's Half Marathon in May 2012, as well as one other half marathon (TBD) next summer.
I had a good day today. Day one of being healthy was a success.
Will update the weight-ticker tomorrow morning.
Have a good night!
|Little Sis & I at Uncle's Wedding in Hamilton, Sept. 2011|