About 7 months ago I wrote a blog post called “You Can’t Out-Exercise a Bad Diet” and committed to getting healthy again.
I had stopped being active. I could barely run 2 miles, if that. I felt uncomfortable in my own skin.
Once I left a few negative environments behind, I just decided that I didn’t want to keep living in the shadow of them. I had a new job, new community of friends, new living situation… and it was time!
To me it wasn’t so much about appearance, the number on the scale or what size pants I was wearing. It was about taking care of my body, feeling healthy and energized, and overcoming tough circumstances.
Let me tell you something, no matter how much you love peanut butter (guilty), ice cream (guilty) or sitting on the couch getting lost in TV shows (guilty), making a change is so worth it!
So, I am pleased to announce that this month I hit a big milestone:
I’ve lost 25 lbs!
WHAT? I know, I sort of don’t believe it myself. I still think I have a ways to go, but the fact that last night I went on a casual 3.5 mile run at a 9:10 pace and felt great (as compared to my run paces and distances last spring) makes me so happy.
Food. Exercise. Willpower. Ultimately, you just have to make the decision.
Now, off to get rid of the next 15lbs.
Thanks for encouraging words along the way, friends! Special thank you to my partner in crime and accountability partner in getting healthy, Ali!