Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Year in Review - 2013

2013 was a good year for me and my weight loss journey. I started off the year at about 190lbs & the goal of completing 12, 5k's for a total of 37.2 miles. Over the course of the year I've struggled with my weight going up & down....mostly down thankfully. And although, because of the holidays, I'm only down about 10lbs or so, my body is much more transformed than I ever thought it would be. My thighs  ,hips & stomach are a lot smaller & more toned.

The 5k's got easier along the way and although I walked more than I ran during most of them, I completed all of them & the one in March was a 8.2 miles so that's right at 40mile! I'm proud of myself! That's a huge accomplishment for me! For a non-runner, I'm happy that I did it, that I stuck with it. Along the way, I've inspired people & I get comments every month about how happy they are seeing me keeping up with it. 

I'm not where I wanted to be, weight wise, but at least it's in the down direction...
1st 5k / 12th 5k
So where is 2014 gonna take me?
I've had a lot of questions about what my resolution will be...if I'm doing more races... And by popular demand, I'm gonna continue on with the 5k's!!!! Why the 5k's? Well, I don't consider myself to be a runner yet...not at all actually. I've done some races but I didn't run them all. And after the March race, and feeling like death the day after, I decided that my limit is about mile 6. 5k's are long enough to keep me interested & pumped but not feeling like crap afterwards...and there is no training required so I can do one last minute if needed. So to bump up the resolution level, I'm going to attempt to run them, all & improve my time as I go....should be interesting....and I love a new challenge! I'm hoping to hit my goal weight just in time for summer.....what is my goal weight you ask? No freakin clue but I guess I'll figure it out along the way...
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So what are your plans for the New Year?  Goals? Resolutions? 
I find, the best way to get to your destination is to have something to look forward pick one & work towards it. If you don't hit it, at least your closer than if you didn't try. But reward yourself along the way with each milestone.
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Happy New Year! Make it a great one!!!


  1. That's awesome! 10 pounds is still 10 less than you had before! And I love 5ks...they're fun...everyone is excited to start and not crawling across the finish line. Whooo for 2014!!!

  2. I'm just continuing on in 2014 like I started in 2013. I did run one 5k a few years ago and I totally enjoyed the experience. I wanted to do another, but I never did. The distance itself isn't that intimidating (although trying to jog the whole thing, I'm not sure I'm there. I'm not a "runner" either, but I can walk/jog whatever) but I am intimidated by crowds and making the commitment. I'll have to try and get my nerve up for a small, local race and see how it goes.