I don't really ever write anything super personal about myself on the blog. Hmmm...not sure why, but I always seem to post stuff about the four kiddos or Aaron and sometimes I talk about how I'm feeling, but not often.
I never shared with you about my journey to be a healthier and better me. In the middle of January, I just had a moment. I can't describe it, but I just felt like I wasn't the best me that I could be. Your health is so important! Like a lot of moms, I was taking care of everybody else and not myself.
So, in January, I decided to watch what I was eating way more. I also started being more physically active by running or walking with my family or even playing the Wii. It all made a difference. I downloaded an app to my phone called my fitness pal (it's free!) that helped me track my calories and by doing everything I mentioned above I write this post 37 lbs. lighter than I was in mid-January.
It's amazing what that does. I'm happier. I feel better about myself. I have more energy. I'm more confident. I'm healthier. My heart and lungs are so strong right now. I feel like I'm in better shape now than I was back in the day when I played ball year round. Seriously.
Anyway, this new me thing in 2012, made me sign up for a 20K on June 2nd. That's 12.4 miles, just short of a half marathon. You never know what you can do until you try, right?! That athlete that I used to be wanted the challenge of trying to achieve this goal. Last Saturday...mission accomplished. :)
I will tell you more about my run in my next post. So...to be continued...