Friday, January 15, 2010

Show us your life friday...

I LOVE to eat. EAting is pretty much one of my most favorite things to do. I don't cook a whole lot so we eat out quite a bit. That could really pose a problem if I didn't add a little exercise in there somewhere!

Today over on Kelly's blog
she is linking up to ways to lose weight and diet.
I have found life without eating my favorite foods just isn't worth it. So I eat a brownie on occasion, splurge at my monthly girl's night out, and never say no to chips and salsa at my fav mexican place. I have however added some exercise.

Now I am not a gym rat, nor do I even enjoy working out, but my whole perspective on exercise changed last summer. I was still carrying around 20 baby pound and my little one was 3 and I had to do something. So I set a goal!! Yep, picked something to work towards, that had a finish and I could feel accomplished at! I signed up for a sprint triathlon! Now some of you are like wait a second, that is crazy! Well, it was, a little, but so worth it! When I started "training" (and I use that word lightly) I couldn't even run for 2 minutes without stopping. I grabbed both sisters and a bunch of friends and we all made baby steps together. We swam, biked, and ran our way to being fit, happy moms and dropped some weight in the process. At the end of our 12 weeks we competed in our very first sprint triathlon and it was a fabulous sense of accomplishment!!! I plan on doing it again this summer. But first, I've lost my mind and with the help of my addiction to The BIggest Loser, I've signed up for a 1/2 marathon for february! Yep, totally crazy, but a goal to reach for non the less! I'm excited but way behind on my milage for running and will probaby be walking a lot of it. But I'm enjoying the exercise, again with sisters and friends, and still eating what I love (in moderation) and maintaining a somewhat reasonable weight. So there you have it! NOthing scientific, but what has worked for me!


RN Mama said...

Good luck with your 1/2 marathon! I want to sign up for one, but I just can't seem to commit to the training!

Chrissi said...

I signed up for a 1/2 this year too...Nashville rock n' roll 1/2 in April. What a great goal :) Good luck to you, and thanks for sharing!

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