Be-You-Tifully Fit: The inconvenience.

img_20160228_160131.jpgI began this journey alone.  In fact…I was all alone.  We had just moved to a new town.  The friends I had in the area already were in the process of leaving.  Here I was in the house and absolutely miserable.  At that point, I decided to get my college degree.  I needed to focus on something.  I needed a goal.  Once I started, I just saw that it was not going to be enough.  It didn’t find my happy.

I began running on my own with a couch to 5K program.  Since then I have run many miles by myself, but as the miles grew being alone became an inconvenience.  Running took up so much of my time that I could not possibly make room for other joys.  It completely took over and so did my loneliness.  Instead of remaining at peace in my solitude, I suddenly NEEDED others.  I swore to myself that I just couldn’t do it without.  Um, really?  Who had I become?  One of the best things about running was I did not need anything except my running shoes.

I was in need of balance.  Balance in mind, body & soul.

Since dialing back my mileage, I have…

  • reconnected with my reason for wanting to begin all of this
  • gone on numerous dates with my husband
  • met many times for coffee, lunch, play dates & just plain conversation
  • started busting through my reading wishlist
  • began sewing again

I have found my happy.  It was lost for a while trapped in my inconvenience but now it is found.

Day my life changed: 8/3/2012

Weight

  • Highest weigh-in to date: 243.5 lbs on 3/11/2008  (Wore 18/20 & 22/24 for a gown)
  • As of 8/3/12: 208.6 (wearing size 16/18)
  • As of today: 147.2 lbs (wearing size 4-6, XS-S & 26-27 jeans)

Body Fat Percentage

  • As of 8/3/12: 46%
  • Body Fat %: 21% (Only re-doing every 15th when I take new measurements)

Goals

  • 134 lbs
  • 18% body fat
  • Building & toning muscle
  • Furthering my yoga practice
  • Running with Charity Miles 🙂

Progress

  • Next Race: Shamrock Half
  • Stroller Warrior “Run the World” Campaign restarted for 2016!
  • Morning routine: Run and Weight lifting
  • Nightly routine: ITB stretches, crunches, leg lifts, hip extensions, donkey kicks, squats, tricep pushups, pushups and plank
  • Welcome to join Will Get Fit…for Cake Fitness Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/566678520087780/
  • Still logging in my MyFitnessPal!  I hit a 1,050 day streak!

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