Sunday, February 27, 2011

Half the battle

Half the battle with any exercise plan is just getting out the door.  Sometimes I feel it's about 90% of the battle.  This is a great article on about just that thing:

Just Do It!

New Inspiration

Yes, many mea culpa's for not being a better blogger.  As usual - I have many excuses - the chief of which is the flu that hit our house and took us all out for a few weeks.  I am still dealing with a lingering sinus infection from it.

I also have a new job.  I still work for Fidelity Investments, I just took a new position in a different part of the company.  It's a Project Manager position in the Institutional Technology Group.  I'm very excited to be focusing more on my Project Management skills and abilities and to be taking on new challenges.

And I have been struggling with the inspiration to get my running going again.  To be honest - I have been almost afraid to get going again because it seems as thought every time I do something happens that trips me up again.  I know in my head that the two aren't related, but they sure feel like it.

But I think I have found my new inspiration.  My daughter, Megan, has informed me that she wants to run a 5K with me.  There is a 5K that our school does as a fund raiser every year and she has told me that she really wants to run that race with me.  I ran it last year and did the fun run with her afterwards, but this year she says she wants to do the 5K and she wants us to cross the finish line together.

And isn't this why I had the surgery? Why I lost all the weight?  To change the legacy that I was leaving for my children?  Wow.  Kinda huge for me.  And definitely the best inspiration I have had in a long time.  I truly believe that just about anyone can do a 5K if they really want to.  So my 2nd grader is about to do her first!  We started our running training today.  It's GORGEOUS here in North Carolina today.  About 78 degrees and a beautiful Carolina sky.  We did a run/walk combo for about 1.5 miles.  We are looking forward to increasing our running endurance and mileage in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Who knew Lane Bryant would be a stronghold in my life?

I keep getting their emails and their catalogs in the mail.  I enjoy throwing them away.  But this last time I got this twinge that I should really just take my name off the mailing list.  It's a waste for them to send this to me. I have been a size 10 for a year now.  But part of me can't quite let go.  Part of me feels like I need to hold on ... just in case?  Like a safety net?  How silly - its just a catalog!  like I can't get back on that mailing list in a snap if I need to? 

I don't need to!  I am a size 10 - for real!  It's been a year.  I am not going back.  I refuse to go back!

But dang I love those clothes and that lingerie.

But I don't fit in it anymore!

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!  Why is this so hard?