Apr 28, 2013

And apparently, I took a blogging vacation...

I started this blog back in August and I have very few (if any) people who actually read it.  I am hoping to change that, but it would helpful if I actually submitted entries.  Here is the thing...I started this blog as a way to journal my thoughts as I meander along the path towards better health and wellness.  Unfortunately, when things went bad for me, I went into denial mode.  I blamed EVERYTHING but my lackluster efforts for the fact that the weight loss had ceased to exist.  I also avoided my blog because blogging about my wellness pitfalls would be like admitting that I was the problem.  Is this a productive outlook?  No, but it is exactly what I was doing.  I am ready to face the music now and promise to record both my successes and pitfalls in the hope the honesty will keep me on a productive path.  Also, it is good for readers (as few as they may be at this point) to read about struggles.  In reality, it can be just as helpful as reading about success.  

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!  

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