I've been on my get-healthy/weight-loss journey for almost 4 months now.
I knew what I wanted to do and even how to do it.
But it has seemed to take forever.
I started out exercising by running for 1 minute/walking for 2 min for a total of 20 minutes.
Then increasing that running time each week until I could run 20 minutes without stopping.
I lost 10 lbs in the first 3 weeks.
Since then, it has been a 1 lb a week loss (maybe).
I lift weights 3 times a week and eat 5 times a day and drink tons of water.
I signed up for a half marathon because there is a great one where I live and its been on my "list" for a very long time now.
I've gotten discouraged thinking how I'm supposed to run 13 miles or more than 2 hours when I'm not even running 2 miles yet and only 20 min. at a time.
But the big turning point came the other night.
I have always hated feeling fat.
And feeling out of shape.
The other night I said out loud: "I'm not fat any more."
Not - "I don't feel fat, or I don't look fat".
Just, "I'm not fat."
That's huge for me.
That's a completely different emotion than feeling or looking.
It's a real thing.
And now I realize that I can do this.
I am doing this.
I pulled out the 15 lbs dumbbells for some of my exercises.
I am only 10 lbs away from my super goal weight.
I ran 3 miles this morning.
I have 18 weeks until my race.
I will be ready.
This is what life is.
Little steps leading to bigger plans.
Not always seeing results, but still changing along the way anyway.
I can't wait to see where this leads me.