Things such as life have just been so crazy! School is almost out and our schedule is going to change again and the stress of that is making me nuts. I need to figure out how to get it all done with 2 little ones wanting to play, and not be into grocery shopping and going to the gym as their priority. Thank goodness I have lots of willing babysitters!
I think the most gratifying part of this has been that I did the hard work myself. I didnt take a pill, I didnt get surgery, I didnt buy some weird processed food.....I did the work. I re-learned more about nutrition & portion control, I learned how a women of my age needs to be working out to be healthy, and I put the time in and took no shortcuts. I am still setting goals for myself and I will achieve them one day. That 5K is something I still have as a goal to work towards and hope to complete in the Fall. After that who knows what's next. But I want to keep challenging myself and seeing what my body can do. I am stronger now then I was when I was a tiny size 2. I have a body that I am proud of, not because of a good metabolism and not enjoying food, but because I work hard for it. And I still EAT. I eat such great food, and nothing is off limits. I love food, cooking it, eating it, talking about it so to have to deprive myself would never have worked.
So my message is, stop the excuses, because that's what they are. I lived for too many years thinking it was harder then it was. I made too many excuses as to why I couldnt do it, but you truly can do anything you want to achieve if you set your mind to it, make a plan and be honest with yourself. Life is really too short and I want to make sure I am healthy enough to enjoy every day I have with my amazing family. THAT is the motivation that keeps me going