Is anyone else having a problem with time going too fast? It feels like only yesterday when I arrived in Baltimore for Fitbloggin’10. I was extremely nervous and had no idea what to expect, but luckily I had Vicki with me and we conquered our anxiety together. I met so many interesting women and I have no doubt I will meet many more this year.
As I left Baltimore last year I vowed to be at my goal weight when I returned in 2011, but that was not meant to be. No worries though. I haven’t given up. I’m still making better choices than I was 2 years ago and that is progress. I haven’t gained any weight back in almost 18 months which is a major accomplishment for me. My entire adult life has been an up and down battle with my weight, but I finally understand that food is fuel and not a reward. I know that if I want to have a beer and a slice of pizza I can, but I can’t make that a daily habit.
So what have I done since Fitbloggin’10? Here’s what…
- I joined a gym and have logged at least three days a week in the gym.
- I hired a personal trainer and have actual muscle definition and strength.
- I ran my first official 5k in 41 minutes and crossed the home plate finish line at PNC Park .
- I went on a cruise and wore a swimsuit in public. I even hiked through the rain forest in Belize and went 4 wheeling in Mexico.
I may not be at my goal weight YET, but I’m getting there and I’m not letting my weight prevent me from doing things anymore!