Getting the Real ME back
Friday, September 05, 2014
It seems like I have typed that so many times that I should be ashamed. But the truth is giving up is what I should be ashamed of.
After losing a good amount of weight and running 5k, 10k and a HM...
After knowing all the hard work I put into the accomplishments...
I still gave up and gained most of my weight back.
It started with my knees bothering me when I ran. It got to the point that I could not do a simple mile without having to give up. And that made me GIVE UP. I LOVED running so much that I felt that if I could not do it that what was the point in working so hard.
I know, I know, I know.... I told myself over and over that I should not let my success be dependent on one thing, but I loss that battle. I tried to get into other things like biking or just walking but nothing could motivate me.
So here I start again. Well actually I started 8/4. My daughter has been asking me for 2 months to help her with a meal plan and slimming down. And trust me I know the drill. I have done it a few times. But my mine just was not there. It's like an addiction. If you are not ready to kick the habit it not going to happen for you. So I finally gave in and decided to start. Why:....I have been sewing for myself all summer and decided I was tried of having to cut the pieces so big. I want to be able to make the smaller dresses and buy less fabric. It's not the best reason, but it got me going.
Of course when I decided to do this SP was the first place I thought of. I did look into MyFitnessPal but it just does not have the same feel to me.
I believe being here, blogging, tracking, following challenges, talking to others and making new friends will make a difference.
And who knows I may be able to build my strength back up to jog again. I have been reading up on what needs to be done to keep my knees healthy and strong and I plan to focus on that. And I truly truly truly hope I will be able to run again. Even if it's just 5ks I will take it. Running was just so good for my mind, body and soul.
Wish me luck.
I've been gone a long time, but I hope to be able to find some of my old friends and look forward to making new ones.
Right now my goal is....SMALL STEPS... to get the REAL ME BACK