July 2013 archive

Day 1 – The Journey Begins

30 crept up on me…
Big time.
I’ve spent the last 10 years of my life morbidly obese. At one point, tipping the scales at nearly 400 pounds.

I always said, “I’ll start dieting after the New Year” or “I’ll lose the weight before my next birthday.” Before I knew it, I turned 30 and I still weigh over 300 pounds.

I’m done.
I’m tired of being out of breath after one flight of stairs.   I’m fed up with my weight holding me back from things on my Bucket List.  Most of all, I hate the thought of my weight and overall health causing me to miss any time at all that I could be spending with my best friend (who also happens to be my husband).
So today I started C25K and found out very quickly that I’m not yet ready to run. Instead I’ve decided to do the program on the elliptical first until I lose enough weight that I feel comfortable jogging.  Baby steps…
My plan this year is simple…
    • Lose 100 pounds
    • Post about it every day
    • Document it in a daily picture series
    • Add one motivational quote to each post
    • Run a 5K
    • Graduate with my Associate’s Degree
Oddly enough, seeing it all in black and white, does actually make it seem more attainable.
Up until now I think a piece of me was still scared of committing.  I never wanted to admit that the next large Blizzard would be my last (at least for a long while). Now there’s no turning back. I have a daily exercise routine, I recommitted to My Fitness Pal, and I’m finally ready to say hello to the me that I’ve always wanted to be.

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”  ~ Earl Nightingale

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