Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Where Have I Been??

Good question. Enjoying the weather, running my socks off, cooking, working and chasing after an 18 month old. Those are the things that seem to occupy my time these days. Life as the Queen is a busy one :)

I wanted to update my trusty readers with the latest good news regarding my weight loss journey.

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I am this.close to breaking 30 lbs!! I expect to break it this week, and with that will come another huge milestone....being under 200 lbs for the first time since 2005!

And there's more...

Last night I completed a 30 minute run. The first of 3 runs in the final week of Couch 2 5k. I have 2 more runs to go and then I will have graduated from the program. If you would have asked me 5 months ago, if I could ever see myself completing the program, I would have laughed in your face. I tried it twice before, and twice I failed. This time, I have succeeded.

There is this cliche that says "Running will set you free." I always thought it was bogus. How could running set someone free? I mean, really?? I am here to tell you that YES, running can set you free. As I was on the treadmill last night, it clicked for me. I was in my rhythm, head-bopping to the music, and I felt AWESOME. So awesome, that my 30 minute run could have probably turned into a 40 minute run. I get it now. Running has taught me that I can do the things I never thought that I could. That my friends, is enough to set me free. I am free from living a sedentary life, and free to live the healthy life that I know I deserve. The "I can't" voice in my head has been toned down to a dull whisper. The next step, is to work on silencing her completely :)

Stay tuned for my weigh-in at the end of this week! I am enthusiastic about what that scale has in store for me.

Have a great week everyone!

4 comments:

Rach said...

Congrats on your running! I loathe it, and you're such an inspiration!

Heather said...

congrats! I just bought GOOD running shoes last night in hopes that they will help alleviate my shin splints, and I plan on trying the Couch25k program soon. I'm not a runner, but you are giving me hope! Any tips?

Shawn R said...

So happy and proud of you Em! Hoping once I have this baby to jump back on the program as soon as I can!

The Bozo's: said...

YAY! Congratulations! You are so inspiring!! I started my weight loss journey 2 weeks ago... I'm down 5lbs! I just started walking 2 miles/day this week, so I'm anxious to see what my weight will be this weekend! Keep up the good work!!!