So who am I? Well Im a 31 year old
So I did what any normal woman would do... I moped and whined and ate a bunch of junk food. The thought of working out was FAR from my mind... and then something happened. I watched Biggest Loser for the first time ever, and I was inspired. Thats it, June 2010 I was going to take this gift of time off to concentrate on myself. I started going to the gym, I started eating better, I lost 5 pounds. And then it really happened.... I watched Losing it with Jillian and saw a morbidly obese woman running a 5K. And it was that moment that I thought "wow, if she can do it I can too."
You see, I had always associated running with being an athlete; being in shape. Around here there is a popular race called the Bellin 10K and every who is anyone "does the Bellin." And they walk around for weeks before and after it talking about it... and people like me, we just think that seems impossible.
So I started C25K on a
I have run several 5K (six of them), one 10K (on 10-10-10) and one 5 milers. And 30 days from now, I will be running my first half marathon. I am slow; ok really, really slow... but its not about speed its about finishing, weight loss, and just being healthy. The best part, no matter how slow I am ...I found a love. I LOVE running in a way that I have never experience for an exercise. I tolerated the elliptical, could survive weight lifting, and hates the stationary bike with a passion. Instead of dreading my workouts, I look forward to them. I am sad on days I cant run and look forward to a day I can. Not all runs are great; in fact some really suck. But the runs that are great will last in my mind for weeks.
Ok enough rambling... if anyone is still reading, I did promise you goals (resolutions) for 2011. Goals should be objective, measurable, and attainable. So without further ado, here are the goals for 2011.
1. Have a weight under 200 pounds by the end of the year.
2. Run 3 times per week, but add at least one day per week of cross training
3. Make homecooked meals 3 times per week
4. Plan menus weekly and write out grocery lists to improve healthy food choices
5. Run another half marathon (or perhaps even a marathon)
6. Limit random computer time to <1hr unless working on homework or meal plans