I can't believe I haven't posted for so long. So much has happened, but I am going to be much more consistent about blogging because I realize just how important it is to my success! :)
Since my last post I have hit the 59lb mark and have just over 5 pounds to lose before I say goodbye to the 300's forever!! I'm so close I can taste it, and I know once I hit the 200's there will be no turning back.
In the past three weeks I have moved, lost my job, and done another 5K. Moving was extremely difficult and wearing (both physically and emotionally). Losing my job was a blessing in disguise. I needed a change, and while I was hoping to just transfer to another position, being let go was probably the best thing to have happened. I'm focusing on me, my marriage, my home, and really taking time to discover what my passions are and what I want to do with my life. Unfortunately, self reflection doesn't pay well, but I am getting unemployment and searching for work. Just trusting God to get us through it! :)
Finishing my second 5K in 3 months was great. My good friend Lisa and I jog/walked the Royal Family Princess & the Frog 5K at Epcot. And despite several stops for pictures with Princesses we finished the race in just under 1 hour and 12 minutes. All in all a fairly good pace I think!
Also, since my last post the elliptical arrived!!!! I absolutely LOVE it!! It has been an amazing tool in my weightloss journey, and I am so blessed to have gotten it. It's so cool! LOL I am getting in some really incredible cardio workouts as well as toning my arms and legs with all of it's neat features. It is HUMUNGOUS!! LOL It's as long as our queen bed but only about 2 feet wide so it fits perfectly in our bedroom. :)
My newest potential undertaking is forming a group here in central Florida for women to get together support each other in healthy living. I envision us jog/walking for 30 minutes, then discussing our weeks, and also going through Dr. Oz's book YOU: On a Diet. Having Nancy as a Coach has been an integral part of my success. I know that having other women going through this with me that I can support and hold accountable and who can support me and keep me accountable would be awesome! So I ask that you all be praying that if this should get off the ground that it would be positive and motivating and life changing for all of us involved. :)
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