Happy day to you.
As most of you know, I am pacing the Modesto Half Marathon this weekend.
I am really excited.
But, now that the Modesto Half weekend is here…
I realize that this means that the OC Half Marathon is coming up next.
In 46 days to be exact.
In 45 days, I plan to run my fastest Half Marathon to date.
Yes, the countdown has officially begun.
After such a ridiculously amazing race at Surf City in February,
I made the resolution to lose an additional 15 lbs in hopes that it would help me achieve my new goal time of 1:59:59.
Because obviously, the lighter you are…
The faster you will go!
Yes, you may call me Ricky Bobby.
And no, I will not come at you like a spider monkey.
The fact is that I have not lost a single pound since then.
According to my fitness app, I have been gaining and losing the same three pounds since the beginning of December.
This is absolutely ridiculous.
A lot can happen in 46 days if I let it.
Or nothing can happen at all.
It is my decision.
It’s officially time to get together… again.
Why am I telling you this??
For a few reasons..
- Because I believe in honesty, in keeping it real and in not pretending like life is hunky dory all the time. A lot of what I see on social media is motivating and inspiring, but it leaves those of us who don’t have perfect lives, perfect bodies, and perfect families feeling unaccepted and irrelevant. That is not who I am and is not what I stand for. I have bad days, I struggle with my weight… I am freaking human. I will never pretend to be anything less than myself, I will not apologize for it and you shouldn’t either.
- Because I need help! I need to hold myself accountable to the goals that I set, and so far, I am royally failing at doing so with this goal.
- Because I don’t want to fail! I want to walk away from my half marathon in May knowing that I did all that I could to run the best race I can. In order to do that, I need to refocus my energy into eating healthy on a consistent basis.
So, going forward, I am going to do the one thing I never do on this blog…
And that’s talk about my weight loss success/struggles on a weekly basis.
Stay tuned every Friday (coincidentally, after I talk about food on Foodie Friday) for an update as to how I am doing.
I would love your support and the accountability.