August 26, 2010 By lisa
After seeing what today’s topic was for Thursday Three, I just knew I had to participate.
- Around my firstborns FIRST birthday, I knew that I need to take control of my weight. I weighed more than I ever had in my entire life (which coincidentally is just a few more lbs than I weigh now- HA!), I hated the way I looked and I hated the way I felt. I joined Weight Watchers in October 2004 and promptly lost 25 lbs in less than 3 months. I kept it off until I got pregnant with #2. Lather, rinse, repeat with each child (I have 3 kiddos).
- Another A-Ha moment was after the 1/2 marathon, that I ran/walked with an injured hip. Instead of being proud of my accomplishment of being able to complete the race AND raise tons of money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, all I could think of was the fact that I couldn’t do the race the way I thought I would be doing it. My brain and my body fought against each other, causing me massive amounts of stress, my hair to fall out, and a horrible sleep cycle. It sucked. After the race, after I had chilled out a bit, after I had rehabbed my hip injury and was on my way to recovery- during all of that time, I had LOTS of time to reflect on the entire experience. When I finally returned to running, after almost 3 months of non-running, I was completely humbled and awed by what my body was able to do, not what it cannot do. I no longer compare myself to others and how fast they run- I compare myself to ME. I enjoy the moments of running and feeling free. I enjoy bettering my mental toughness. I enjoy what my body will give me. Screw everything else. This was and is a HUGE “A-Ha” moment for me.
- The Bondi Bands that I always where when I exercise motivate me:
I have to go now! Thankyouverymuchbuhbye!