I started "working out" in September of 2009 after I finished Nursing School and had gained 20 more pounds. I then had over 100 lbs to lose! I always wanted to run, but I kept telling myself "If I can just lose 100 lbs, I can start running". Well after "working out" (doing the elliptical 3 times a week, 2 hours at a time, and doing weight machines) and changing my eating habits, I only lost 11 lbs in 10 months. Very discouraging. I made a decision to quit wasting time saying "When I do this...", stop thinking about all the weight I need to lose, and just start the Couch to 5K program and start running. I had always loved the idea of running. I have wanted to be able to just go out and run a few miles if I'm stressed or just need to be in my happy place. I thought, since I want to run, I just need to do it and not worry about waiting to lose a few pounds first. So that's what I did!
I started running with the C25K program on July 14, 2010. I had a miscarriage at the end of June 2010, and wanted to start my running so I could lose weight if we started to think about a family.
I then found out I was pregnant in August 2010, had a miscarriage in September 2010, then found out I was pregnant again in October 2010! I had finished the C25K program at the beginning of October, right before we moved to Fort Worth and found out we were pregnant for the 3rd time. I then had to put off my running in order to have a healthy pregnancy. I was a bit disappointed, but knew it was worth it!
Me a week and a day before I had Sophia.
I had my beautiful baby girl on June 17, 2011!
I have now started to run again in attempts to lose my baby weight plus 90 pounds!
I now have another reason to run...
Love this face :)
I am now the leader of the Fort Worth Chapter of Moms RUN This Town!
I try to run a few times a week with my fellow MRTT moms and am working on eating healthier and losing that weight! I'm loosing verrrry slowly, but I'm not giving up! I love running and hope my daughter can choose a healthier lifestyle because of my choices! :)