Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A reintroduction! :)

Hi. My name is Rebekah (aka Jaded Butterfly) and I have alot of weight to loose. :) I'm actually not new here, but I was one of the quite non-posters. I have actually been here from the beginning, but rarely posted, just read every so often. It's a boring story, but my original email I gave Audrey when I signed up, is from an email account that I rarely use. I didnt want this blog to come up with "Jaded Butterfly" which was my (private for only me) blog. Unfortunately, because I stay logged into this email account all day, it was a pain to log out of that email and into the one I use for this site, so I eventually just asked Audrey to change the email account associated with this blog for me, so I couldnt use that as an excuse to not come here.

So, Jaded Butterfly is actually me, Rebekah, mom of 3 fun little men and a tiny princess and wife to one amazing man. I'm a stay at home mom who enjoys playing with her kids, gardening, decorating, sewing/crafts, home improvement, and dabbles in a little bit of photography, although I dont have the time to devote to becoming good - yet!

I was a swimmer and waterpolo player in highschool, a spinner (as in bikes, hahaha) and yogalaties crazy in early married-hood, and have now taken on running. I have running asthma, so it has takent me a long time to build a base in running. When I first started running last spring/summer, I couldnt even run a half of a mile without going into a full on attack. But with perseverance, smart coaching and learning some new techniques, I have been able to work through some of the side effects and now I have built up my lung muscles so I can run several miles at a time. I ran 5 miles the other day. My chest was tight and on fire and I was having a hard time towards the end, but I did it. I never thought I would be able to do that long of a run.

I'm probably insane for signing up for a half marathon, but it has been a dream of mine for several years. I found the perfect race for my first half marathon and I'm excited to do it. I'm determined to do it.

I wont lie. I really hoped that running would help me loose weight, but so far that hasnt been the case. I've tried working out at home with DVD's and such, but I'm just too comfortable in my own home and too tired at night, so I havent found success in that. In September I signed up for a beautiful new gym down the street from my house, and I have been counting down the days until it opens (and right now it is 3 weeks late). I cant wait to start spinning again. And I look forward to adding in some swimming and Pilate's.

So, this is me. Not some crazie who decided to randomly post one day... ok maybe I am, LOL. (oh and sorry the picture is old. It is actually from last winter. I dont have any recent photo's, so this will have to do :) )


  1. It's great to have you! I know I speak for everyone when I say how excited we are to have you introduce yourself. You are part of a team... if your tired, not feeling motivated, try to imagine us by your side cheering you on :) Good luck with your training, it's hard but SO WORTH IT!

  2. Yeah Butterfly! Now we have a Dragonfly, a Honey Bee and a Butterfly!

    I admire your 1/2 marathon goal. I think, as moms, we should all make a goal to have our husbands (or older kids) snap a picture just of us sometime this Christmas season. When my kids look back at the pictures they may be wondering: where were you in all this, mom?

  3. Good luck Rebekah! I think it's awesome your doing the 1/2, especially with what you have to overcome to do it. It sounds like you've come pretty far already, to be able to build up the strength you need to run five miles. Just remember how awesome you are, whenever you start to feel like you can't do it. Little steps!

  4. Rebekah I'm sorry I didn't recognize you, thanks for refreshing my memory with this great post and pic. We're are all so happy to have you back in the challenge and posting. I think your half marathon goal is terrific and i'll do all I can to support you to achieve your goal. I believe you can do it.

  5. Rebekah,
    Just curious what techniques and advice you can give regarding running and Asthma. I have two sister-in-laws who want to run but really struggle with asthma. They will be so excited to hear a success story.

    I love the idea of making sure someone takes our pictures. I am very good at hiding behind the camera but I agree my kids need some proof I was there too.