Anyway, what have I been doing? Well on the positive side, I "ran" my first 5K in back in October -- the color run. It was really fun, but I was disappointed in my performance. You see, I was training on a treadmill. I was running 3 miles straight with no breaks and doing awesome! I knew that running on pavement would be different, but I did not realize HOW different. I was in pain really early on and had to walk a lot more of it than I had anticipated. I was disappointed in myself, but was also glad that I had even put myself out there to begin with. Signing up for a 5K is something that I would have never imagined myself doing in a million years...and there I was...purple hair and all!
This is me before the run. I was SO COLD!
This is me afterwards! I am so glad that purple dust washed out!! Not many guidance counselors out there with purple hair! ;)
So, I have made positive strides during my blog break. I think the biggest breakthrough I encountered was simply admitting that I cannot do this alone. Because I need the support, I decided to rejoin Weight Watchers. The meetings and accountability mean a lot to me because it is a constant reminder that I am not alone in this battle. Plus, it has been the plan that I have been the most successful with in the past.
Here's to a new start! This is one of the few circumstances in life where you can start with a clean slate. I am taking advantage of it!