During the challenge I lost 16lbs, and really was able to do more than I ever thought my middle aged, cancer stricken, overweight body could have ever done. But I did it. I did it with this tiny little girl Kara yelling "Yes, it's going to hurt, so what, keep going!!!!", "It hurts, it sucks, but the hurt brings the body you want", "DON'T STOP"! She would tell me what to eat, and when to eat, and how to move, and what to do. I felt the best and strongest that I have ever felt in my life.
Over the summer, I continued working out and running and completed my 2nd half marathon. I did get a little complacent about my fitness. My son spent a week in the hospital, autism was running rampant, and I put myself last on the list, and didn't properly plan to take care of myself. My eating went to hell and my fitness fell apart - I'm not where I started, but I gave into the chaos of the house for awhile. But I'm over it.
|Sweaty mommy is a happy mommy|
|I really am a runner and an athlete no matter what my head says.|
So as we slide into the holidays, I won't be pigging out, I'll be running, lifting and repeating with a tiny little girl yelling at me. Because truthfully, isn't the best gift I could give everyone in my family a healthy me???