I've never told anyone this. In fact, I think I fear that they would laugh in my face if I did. I currently weigh 270, so I wouldn't blame them. That's not my secret. I secretly want to be a runner. Like run every day, zone out and just keep going type of runner. I was thinking about this the other day and I even remember a time in High School when I thought I should try out for track. Never did it. I was very overweight even then. I did a 5K once, but did it with friends who didn't want to run, so we walked it. There is a 5K in my town every year on New Years Day. I am a kind of afraid to do this, but I'm never afraid of anything I set my mind to. So now you know. I am going to be a runner. I just don't know where to begin. Any ideas or suggestions for me? Did any of you start running at my size?That was the day I made a decision to change my life. For real this time. I did run that 5k and another. I have also since lost over 50 pounds and now I am training for a half-marathon. More on that later...
Monday, March 3, 2014
My Life...My Journey
I'm starting this blog as a way to share all that I have learned and all that I am continuing to learn about weight loss, healthy living, and distance running. Many people have started to tell me how much of an inspiration I am to them and that is so humbling. The truth is, I have been inspired by many people who have succeeded in journeys similar to mine and if you can learn anything from me, I pray that you use it. There is no reason why any of us should be content to live a life that is less than what we want. You really can do anything you set your mind to. Vince Lombardi said, "The good Lord gave you a body that can withstand almost anything, it's your mind you have to convince." and I believe that wholeheartedly. Please, tell me I can't do something. I'll do it just to prove I can. Back in October, 2013 I wrote a blog post on my Weight Watchers community blog called "I Have a Secret" and I thought that post was a great place to start this blog, as well. In it, you'll see my mindset after just starting WW (I'd only lost around 5 lbs) and just before I started running.