I'm getting skinnier! Haha. I've been a workout fiend for the past 6 months and its starting to pay off. hallelujah! It feels like its two steps forward, one step back, but I know I am so much healthier and happier than I was those 6 months ago. Hooray! I still have about 15 pounds and a lot of toning to go to my goal weight, but I actually got to my goal size already! Woot! Now I can have a new even smaller goal. :)
I joined a Triathlon team through my local rec center, as well as a few other groups of people trying to get in shape, and it has been the best thing ever! I have all of these amazing athletes surrounding me and motivating me every step of the way, and it has really kept me going. I finally achieved the goal i've had for 2 years now of being able to run a 5k without walking, I did a 40 mile organized women's bike ride, and I have already completed a triathlon this year!
Ready to ride!
Finish line of the Goldilocks Bike Ride
Some of my goofy teammates at the Women of Steel Triathlon
Finisher! I got a huge personal record time and was so proud of myself!
My goals don't stop here. I have my family triathlon coming up in just a few weeks (i'm getting very excited!!), then I just signed up to do my first century bike ride in September! I'm totally scared, but I know I can do it with enough dedication! I also plan to work towards completing a 10k this year. I've battled a few injuries that make running tricky for me, so i will take that goal carefully and make sure not to hurt myself, that may have to wait until next year, but I'll get there! It feels good to believe in myself and to know that I can do hard things! I've come a looooong way so far, and I'm not done yet. I'll probably be updating more with my goals and achievements to help me have a record of how far i've come so I can stay motivated. :)