I'm on a Mission...

I'm on a mission....to run the Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon NEXT February.  As in 2014.  I'm realistic enough to know that I won't be achieving this goal by February 2013!  So who wants to come with me?  (Amanda, I'm looking at you!)

Even I think that my goal sounds a little crazy right now.  For starters, I'm overweight.  The most overweight I've ever been.  I weigh even more than I did when I was about to deliver my daughter (7 years and I'm still trying to lose baby weight!).  I have almost 70 lbs to lose and I would be lying if I said that I am not completely overwhelmed with that number.  Another reason my goal to run a half marathon is crazy is that I haven't run consistently in forever.  And due to two unfortunate injuries in my past--a broken foot (on a cruise) and a busted up knee (fell UP 2 brick steps)---my body works against me when I try to run any distance more than a couple of times.  But, I have promised myself that I am going to take this slow and build up to running again.  More than anything, I have to overcome my fear of running outside instead of on the treadmill in the privacy of my bedroom.  I CAN do this and I am excited to start.  I'm tired of feeling unhealthy and uncomfortable with myself.  I'm ready to feel and be healthy again.

I know that I have lots of changes to make with my lifestyle in order to accomplish my goal.  Losing weight and changing how I eat has to come first.  I have decided that I will start Medifast again on Monday (the 31st--gotta get a jump on New Year's!).  I did Medifast last year from July to December and lost about 50 lbs.  It was the easiest, hardest thing I have done to lose weight, but it worked for me and I enjoyed it.  I got sick with a cold last December and went off plan for what I said would be one day.  One day turned into two days, then "I'll start back on Monday", then after Christmas, then after New Year's, and that brings me to a year later.  I am beyond mad at myself that I completely wasted everything that I had accomplished during those months.  I am determined not to let that happen again and to make it to the transition and maintenance phase this time around.  I will be talking more about Medifast later---so much so that you will get tired of hearing about it.  This is a plan that I strongly believe in and know works for me. 

So my Medifast products won't be hear until Wednesday, but I promised to start on Monday, so start on Monday I will.  I have some boxes of Medifast shakes left over from last time so it looks like Monday and Tuesday will consist of 5 shakes each day to go with my lean and green meal.  Oh well, I figure it's a great way to kickstart myself on the program!

So here goes my mission.....Welcome!

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