Tuesday, June 5, 2012


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...


Angie Brooker said...

Awesome news Jamie. Congrats on your healthier lifestyle. It's not always easy but definitely worth it. I still think the 20k is crazy though. :)

Anonymous said...

That is incredible!!!! Great job on the weight loss. And I'm blown away you were able to do that race. I struggle to build my mileage and am working toward my first half~marathon this September. Congratulations!!!!

Kimberly said...

That is crazy you mentioned your "moment," I had the same thing after I had Marissa. I found myfitness pal on my IPOD as I sat up with her night after night and started using it right away. I couldn't believe how the lbs just kept melting away as I tracked every single bite and ran every day! Keep it up and you'll be so happy with the results!