Yes, as you can tell I am super proud of myself. It has been a long time since I have felt this proud of myself so Im shouting it out to anyone that will listen!!
Exercise is a new and big part of my life. Ive started a walk to run program that gets me to the gym 3-4 times a week And surprisingly I LOVE it. Well while Im actually on the treadmill, I dont love it so much. In fact Im often swearing in my head and if anyone could hear me I might get some evil looks. What I do love is how it makes me feel. I feel amazing. What a feeling of accomplishment it is when I step off that treadmill and am sticky and sweaty and look afright...probably smelly too. But I know that I did it. I earned all that sweat and Im making myself healthier every time I get on there!
It is something that is important to me and I make the time for it. I have a long term goal of climbing Katahdin next summer. Ive just added a shorter term goal of running a 5K this fall.
I got myself some new sneakers....cuz we all know new sneakers make us run faster :o) I got myself some workout clothes and keep some in the car, so I never have an excuse not to go to the gym. Thursday I forgot socks...and the ones I had worked in all day were not quite what I wanted to run in. So I left work, made a special trip to Kmart, got me some socks and went to the gym. Yippee for me! I'm not making excuses anymore. Instead Im making time for me. Im happier, healthier and well there is some nice eye candy at the gym that makes it worth it some days :o)
My weight loss is slow. It is supposed to be. They tell me I am right on track. Im doing great and am where I should be. I want it off now! Im trying to be patient. 16 pounds is nothing to turn my nose up at. It is a significant amount. And I am proud of it. Ive dropped my BMI by several points already. I feel great. My clothes are starting to fit looser. Everything is going in the right direction.
So if you see a crazy girl at the gym, sweaty, singing to herself, giving all she's got. That just may be me. And if she is smiling it is because she is damn proud of herself. She has made a big change in her life and she is sticking to it. She still has a loooooong way to go. Baby steps. The longest journey starts with a single step. But SHE IS DOING IT!!!