Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tired of Excuses...Even Really Good Ones!
So I want to give you a quick run down...I have committed to my first 5K run on May 2nd. Now before you groan and think...yippee that's only like 3 miles let me tell you just a tiny bit why this is a HUGE goal for me and part of my goal for this challenge. I gained a pretty large amount of weight with my first two babies. After my second I started to work out and eat right and lost 18 pounds. I was on my way to my honeymoon body. My baby was diagnosed with liver cancer at 6 months old. My world stopped dead in it's tracks. My health was put in the very back of the closet while I attended to him night and day. During his treatments I found out I was pregnant (while on the pill). Then we were told the tumor was not resectable and not responding to chemo...no other choice but a liver transplant. He was 10 months old at the time. Post liver transplant care was around the clock...I ate all the comfort food that was delivered (thanks Marci :) and my stress level was through the roof. I had very little sleep each night and filled my free moments with more food. More than half way through the pregnancy...oops did you know you are having two babies? A small nervous breakdown and more food followed. It has been rough and that is my excuse. I am now about 80 pounds more than I would like to be and that is a conservative number. I have some pretty good excuses, but that is exactly what they are now...and now I am setting goals for me. It's really hard to lug this extra 80 pounds around and especially get it running...but I'm gonna do it!!! And it might sound corny, but I'm doing it for Luke as well. He's been through more in 2 years than I have in 35. So, my personal goal for this challenge is to work on my training everyday to run that 5K and then on to a 10K!! Thanks Marci for your constant encouragement...you are a true friend :) Oh...I almost forgot the happy ending...Luke has been cancer free for 1 year and the twins are perfect in every way! So...lets BUST IT OUT ladies!!!