Three years ago I made a decision to get healthy, lose weight and completely change my life. I jumped on the New Years Resolution Train, as so many people do. I joined a gym and started Weight Watchers. Long story short I ended up losing 80 pounds in 7 months that year, and graduated high school weighing about what I did at the beginning of middle school. Exciting stuff, and to this day I still can’t believe I did it.
That being said in 2012 I took a bit of a decline in the health department. I got busy, couldn’t work out or run much over the summer, but I ate like I was. Before I knew it, it was the holidays, and who doesn’t gain a few pounds in the month of December? At my lowest weight, which I hit at the start of 2011, I was at 170 pounds. Happy, fit and able to run 10 miles at the drop of a hat. Sound great, but two years later I am at 190 pounds. Nothing too serious, I reckon. My clothes still fit, I can still run (maybe closer to 5 miles) and I don’t go crazy when it comes to eating, but it isn’t the same. If I were to keep up my current diet and exercise plan I’ll be back to where I was (250 pounds) in no time, and I most certainly wouldn’t be able to live with myself if that were to happen. Come to think of it, I probably couldn’t if I hit 200 again. I threw a party with family and friends when I hit 199.
So, 10 days later than most, I am going to get on the New Years Resolution train again. I am going to make a few changes this year. Tweak a few things in my diet, make a purpose to run more (365 miles total in 2013, broken into smaller goals by the month and with a half marathon in there somewhere), and possibly lift weights if I have the time before school this semester. Doing all of those things together should put me back to what was once my achieved goal weight in no time. Hopefully before Spring Break. Not because I am going to PCB or anything fancy, but just because it’s a reasonable goal to have in mind.
March 20, 2013, I will weight 170 pounds. I’ve done it before, and I can do it again. This time I’m just starting with a 60 pound advantage. I’ll use my shiny new blog to help me keep track of my progress, learn and give advice and hopefully meet some people on the way. So, here’s to my New Years Resolution, January 10 edition.