Disclaimer: This post shares things that was so difficult for me to admit to myself for so long. It is from my heart. I am VERY passionate about the decision I made and wanted to share with you.....
This past winter.....around the end of February I made a choice. I began a life-long journey to become healthier! A friend agreed to go walking with me every week day morning. We would meet up at 6:30AM. It was cold. It was dark! It was EARLY!!! WAY. TOO. EARLY!!! She was so bright and chipper every morning. I was a train wreck. A grouch. Period. I persisted. She encouraged me. I got used to the dark. The cold. The early morning cell phone alarm. I suggested we start even earlier. We moved it to 6:15. Then it was 6:00. And now...5:45AM!!! You know. I started being the chipper, happy chattering magpie every morning!!! Me....the girl that was a perpetual night owl, started becoming a morning songbird!!!
~ipod in....ready to run....waiting for the sound of the gun~
I've lost 18 pounds of fat and gained muscle I didn't even know I could have!! But, most importantly, I've become a happier, healthier person. My family is happier 'cause this mommy is happier!!! I'm not going to give up. I'm going to keep at it. This past Friday evening, I ran in my first 5k official race ever!!! I'm now training for my next race on Thanksgiving Day.
I can't even describe the feeling that came over me as I saw the Finish line. I got tears in my eyes and tingles all over. I was a finisher!!!