I used to be obese, totally out of shape, and physically uncomfortable. My self-confidence was crap and I was scared to try anything new. I felt as thought I stuck out like a sore thumb, but really would have preferred to just blend in. I absolutely dreaded any event that was out of the ordinary (holiday parties, job interviews, etc).
NOW, I am an "average" size/weight, basically for the first time ever, and it is amazing. I can wear sizes that I had never worn before! Even better though, is that I have learned SO much about myself and become a person with healthier habits, a healthier attitude and a healthier body. And best of all? I have 2 children who I can be a better role model for.
I won't ever be the poster child for clean eating - I like
In November, I started operation "Lose 15 pounds". I felt determined, I felt unstoppable and, well....it soon ended up right in the trash along with an excess of empty chocolate wrappers. Now that the holidays are over and a new year has begun, I am going to try this again. I want to lose 15 lbs (this includes some of what I gained between October and December, as well as a bit more, to put me at what I believe could be my ultimate, final goal weight. If you have been with me awhile, you know I have adjusted and re-adjusted over time, as I discovered how I felt at new weights that I had never experienced before).
In addition to losing 15 lbs (and then maintaining at that level), I have a few other hopes/goals for 2014 - and yes, these are listed in order of importance to me.
-Drink more water
-Strengthen my core
-26:30 5k (current PR is 27:00)
-Sub 2:00 half marathon.
What are your goals, hopes and intentions for 2014 this year? Please share!