Lover of all things fitness, finance, and fun! Mom to CollegeGirl, often referred to as CG. A former couch potato, turned runner, sidelined by an injury, and now fighting my way back to total wellness, health, fitness, and my happy weight.
How did I get here?
In late December 2009, shortly before my born day, a light bulb turned on in my head and I decided to change my life forever. There was no major turning point or catastrophic event. I just became sick and tired of being sick and tired. At my heaviest, I was nearly 200 lbs – 192 to be exact – and I’m only 5’2. So imagine that! My goal weight, often referred to as my “happy weight,” is between 130-135 lbs.
When I finally made up my mind to lose the weight, I did. By early November 2010, I was the healthiest and happiest that I’d ever been in my life. Throughout the year, I ran several fun races, traveled to Paris and London for CG’s born day and high school graduation, and cruised to the Caribbean to celebrate my fitness anniversary, my born day, and Christmas.
The following year, I’d planned to kick it up a notch and focus on strengthening and toning. I ran a 5k in under 30 minutes and my first half marathon in under 2 hrs 23 minutes. Shortly after, the onset of the injury began. Throughout 2011, I regained half the weight and had other setbacks, but I continued my second love of travel that took me to Jamaica, Venice, Florence, and Rome.
This year, I’ve decided to put the travel on hold because the nagging injury was stealing my joy. My focus for 2012 is on medical treatment for this injury and regaining my health & fitness. I’ve been through the worst of it already and I’ve lived to tell the story. This blog will capture my lifelong journey to be healthy & happy, despite the ups and downs.