Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Woot! Woot!! That's me tooting my own horn!!

I've been MIA for some time now. But don't worry I've been on track, just uninspired to write!! That is until today!!!

When I started this journey of weight loss back in January, I never imagined what I could accomplish or what I was capable of accomplishing. I was fat, unhappy and extremely unmotivated to do anything. But in 6 months time I have changed my life completely. I am still fat, but on my way to healthy, I am probably the happiest I have ever been, and most of the time I feel like I could conquer the world. I have lost 30 lbs so far, nothing extreme for 6 months but I'll take it. I feel healthier and that's really all I want right now.

I'm sitting here reflecting on how far I have come because last night I accomplished something that terrified me, actually horrified me because I didn't want to fail and deep down in my heart I knew I couldn't do it. But............. last night I RAN 8 MILES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really did it! I set out to run 8 miles and I did it. I never gave up, (even though my mind kept telling me I was nuts for trying to run this far) and I accomplished something I never dreamed I could do. Of course I walked for about 5 minutes total throughout the run and stopped at 4 miles to take in some water and some GU (FYI - This is the grossest stuff I have ever tried to swallow!! But the boost it gave me was AMAZING!). But I still made it to 8 miles! And let me tell you I'm not walking to well this morning. Every muscle in my legs are screaming! Oh well, they'll get over it!! :) LOL


  1. OMG!!! I was wondering where you went!!

    I missed you!!!

    Congrats on that run!!!


  2. Glad you are back!!! Awesome awesome awesome run!!! You have come SO FAR!

  3. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! I totally want to jump up and down but am in a cube, near a window and really do not care to look like a fool. When I saw your comment on my blog, I HAD to come over and say CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so glad you left that comment so I could come over and be excited with you AND for you!

    Never ever let your mind hold you back - you can do anything you want to!

    And, now I've added you to my google reader. Prepare to be stalked :)

  4. Glad you're back! And CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! 8 miles is incredible!! Toot away woman :D

  5. Yayyyyy! Thats amazing, especially to someone who is pushing through 5 minute intervals!