Thursday, April 14, 2011

In It to Win It

Growing up I always considered myself the skinny girl, and I was very happy with my weight and image. My father even nick named me huesitos(bones) and my brother will call me flaca(skinny). I use to be able to eat whatever I wanted and not gain a pound. Now it's a totally different story. I have to constantly watch the nutritional labels, the decisions I make while dining out and I constantly monitor my weight. To maintain or loose weight has become one of my daily routines.

I noticed I started gaining weight when I saw a picture my husband took of me while at a family outing. I was very disappointed, disgusted and scared. Disappointed because I could not believe I had let myself get that big, disgusted because when I saw that picture I saw a monster that I did not recognize, and scared because I did not know where to start to shed off the 50 pounds I had unconsciously gained. Since then my weight has been like a yo-yo, up and down, up and down.

This year I have lost 13lbs and I have kept them off! I have mainly lost the weight through making smarter choices in my diet and exercising 2-4 times a week. Also for the past couple of months my friends and I have signed up for competitive runs/walks. When I registered for my first 5k I was scared, then it was time to move on to our first 10k and I was terrified. Today I registered for my first half marathon and I am petrified! I don't know what the outcome of this race will be, how fast I will finish or how many tears of pain I will shed. But I am determined to finish and finish strong.

This is where I need you guys to give me any suggestions? Thoughts? Ideas?  

<---------- This is me at my biggest 170lbs.                                     
This is me just last week at 145lbs. Since the picture above was taken I have lost 25lbs and what a huge difference they have made. But my goal is to loose another 15-25lbs by my birthday(10/13)---------->

Stay tuned for update on my BIG race!


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