One Year Ago Today...
Sunday, May 04, 2014
One year ago today, I ran my first half marathon. It was slow, especially the last few miles, but I did it. It took months of training to be ready for it, and I made it. It's an accomplishment that I still take pride in. If you want to read my post from then, it's here: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myp
Running a half marathon wasn't always a goal of mine, but as I started to change my lifestyle, I discovered that it sounded fun, challenging, and motivating. It was my motivation that kept me running and changing my life for seven months last spring. Even now, it's still motivation as I think, "Remember when I ran that half marathon? It took a lot of work, but I did it!"
Now a year later, a lot has changed. I've graduated college, moved to a different continent, and started a job. I'm in a completely different place in life than I was a year ago. Still, I continue to work on living a healthy lifestyle. I hope that I can always say that, no matter my location, age, or place in life.
I've been using SparkPeople consistently for two years this month. I've lost 70 pounds. Change is slow but steady, just like running that half marathon a year ago. This is a journey. It takes time, persistence, and motivation. There are ups and downs, but in the end, it's worth it. All that hard work and self control is worth it. No matter what, never give up!
May 2012: 250 lbs
May 2013: 208 lbs
May 2014: 180 lbs