Thursday, November 29, 2012

Throw Back Thursday & New Running Race

So today I did a little "throwback Thursday" picture. Who is this person on the right? I don't even recognize her anymore? That picture was taken at my mom's birthday party in January.

Surely that's not me?? But yes, yes it is. 
Just 10 months ago. I feel like a ROCK STAR looking at that! 

Isn't it amazing how we can change our bodies if we just put our mind to it? I thank God every day that friend Dee talked about Lose It  so much and got me to say "FINE, I'LL DO IT" one night. 

I don't know why this time I DID IT when other times I failed. I think because it was just so easy to log what I was eating and I had her watching what I was logging and commenting on it. Which sounds weird in a way, but having to be accountable to someone, anyone, and not wanting to let my friend down really did help.

Then of course I have all my weight loss friends in the Fit Camp who got me all into exercising. I remember not that long ago another friend of mine kept telling me I should exercise and I was like "eh, maybe later". 

Today I went to my work out with my trainer and she asked me if I wanted to do this Double Run at the end of December. I thought about it for a few minutes (and of awesome Arlene who just ran a half trail run in the MUD and rain!) and then I said "SURE, I'LL DO IT!"

That run is a 10k, followed by a short break and then you finish the race with a 5k. So basically it's a 15k with a break in it. I'm not sure if the break will be a good or a bad thing but I can always take it slow and walk if I have to (but who am I kidding, I don't want to walk!) 

I'm almost done with my 10K training program so I'll just keep adding time to it to work up to the 15k. I'm a bit nervous but I can do it! I have a month to get ready. 

I do feel kind of honored that my trainer thinks I can keep up with her and her friend who is a boot camp instructor. That fat girl up there could never do that. Good thing I got rid of her eh?

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Sarah said...

That skinny girl has no limits. I get frustrated at not jumping on the band wagon. I want to run like you do. I am so excited to have started, but frustrated to be limited. You are a new Julie, and I love what you have become!!!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

You ARE a rock star!!

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