Friday, October 24, 2008

My Motivation


While reading another blog today, sole2soul wrote about her motivation for joining Weight Watchers and running. I will tell you about my beginning.....

I had my first baby in March 2005. My weight at birth was absolutely outrageous and embarrassing. I lost some baby weight right away, but 8 months later, I went on vacation and I was at the same weight when I had my baby. It was this picture that convinced me that I needed to do something...

So yeah, I looked awful. I joined Weight Watchers 3 days later. I took 45 pounds off and found out I was pregnant, again. I was so excited, but yet scared as I was moving in the correct direction.

So after my second kid, I didn't gain all my weight back, so I knew I could lose my weight finally. So instead of setting my goal at just losing weight, I set my goal at running a marathon. Yes, me, run a marathon. Up to this point, the only exercise I had done since college was aerobics classes, but I was going to run a marathon. So I started running and rejoined Weight Watchers. Nine months later, I made Lifetime after losing a total of 90 pounds and ran the Disney Marathon. It wasn't pretty, but I finished, and I am am hooked on marathons. Now since my weight is off, I am working on being a good runner. I am sure this will take much longer. Here is a picture at the end of my 15K at Disney (I love Disney races) to show how far I have come.

3 comments:

Caroline said...

Hey, wow, 90 lbs and the Disney Marathon!!! What an amazing story!

You look great in your before WW pic, and absolutely incredible in the running photo.

I hope to be where you are in the near future, and figure it'll take a lot of determination.

It's very, very cool to see that it is possible!!

Caroline said...

:)

Kelly said...

Wow what a great inspiring story. I have a some weight to loose and I decided after reading one of my husbands nephews facebook, that I wanted to run a marathon too. His goal is to run a marathon in July of this year.

Before I start to run I want to take some of the weight off. A number of years when I started to try to get a running program going for myself I had a stress fracture in my ankle due to the weight---so this time I'm going to try to do it smarter.

At this point I've started to walk for 1 hour (treadmill due to the weather here) every day on advice from a friend as well as I take Silat (martial art) on Tues and Thurs (1 hour) and Zumba (aerobic class) on Mon and Wed (1 hour) and I take off Sunday for resting. I started WW also.

Do you have any more advice for me?

You look great keep up the great job!!!