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 June Bug.
I have now started to run again in attempts to lose my baby weight plus 90 pounds!
I now had another reason to run...
I was the leader of the Fort Worth Chapter of Moms RUN This Town!
I tried 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! :)
Wow! Loved reading your story and hearing how far you've come physically and emotionally in your journey! It's exciting to see you continuing your success and I'm thankful for your inspiration and the motivation you give me, esp. when I open my Nike+ app and see how much you've already run that day or week! Keep it up, girl! I'm rooting for you!ReplyDelete