In my last entry, I had mentioned that I had just registered for the 10K in the Calgary Marathon....Well I did it, on May 26th, I ran 10k in 1:25.04, I have never been so proud of an athletic achievement as I was that. Even as recent as 2 years ago if you would have asked me if I would run a 10k I would have laughed and made some excuse as to why I couldn't do it...
Well there it is the textbook, I survived photos .. the one on the left is last years 5k and the one on the right is this years 10k... the next challenge will be a BIG one as it will solidify an item on my bucket list, which is running a half marathon. I am probably going to do this 10k again next year, maybe get some friends to run with me.. and hopefully in a year or 2's time I will be writing to you saying I have registered in a half marathon.
When people ask me what the most difficult thing is about losing the weight, and doing it the old fashioned way like I did, this is my response, "I decided to change my entire lifestyle, and I cut out the junk cold turkey. This method has no guarantees, there is not magic formula, my motivation was becoming a better version of me. In order for me to want to keep it up I needed the guarantee that it would fit in my routine, and that I didnt have to live a different life because of my "weight loss plan". The results were slow, it was a process but over 3 years I have now lost over 50lbs and am living a more confident and healthy life which was my end goal.
Another milestone I have hit since writing last is I went to Palm Springs, CA with my dad and I rocked a 2 piece bikini for the first time in my ENTIRE life... I still have a ways before i'm truly confident in wearing it but here is a snap shot of me on the beach in Hawaii in 2008 and me in Palm Springs 2013.
One last thing, as we are well into summer in YEG, I am looking for some people who would be interested in running the Glenora steps, running/walking in the river valley and doing some core workouts... email me at email@example.com
Thanks for reading as always!!
Get Healthy, Stay Healthy, be the truest YOU you can be!
- The Former Beluga Whale