After Spencer's diagnosis with AML in 2012, Glen and I both packed on the pounds. I think we both had some PTSD and probably some mild depression going on too. Finally, about two years ago, I was at my heaviest weight yet and my blood pressure was high.
The high blood pressure was a wake-up call to me that it was high time to get a handle on things, so we started exercising again and being more cognizant of what we ate. It's been a slooooooowwwww process regaining our strength and getting back to it, but I feel like this summer I finally hit my stride and I'm about to the weight and fitness level I was before Spence got sick. It was so exciting to fit into my old clothes again, that I decided it was time to buy some new clothes. Here are some of the outfits I've got for myself over the last several months.
And this is usually about how I feel when I'm about to get on the treadmill!
But I broke my record today and am feeling quite proud of my six mile an hour average (especially since about 15 minutes of that was walking)!
Right now I walk about 1/2 hour three days a week, walk/run for an hour twice a week, and try to get on a 5-7 mile long walk on Saturday. Next thing I want to do is sign up for a race. Probably just a 5k or 10k and maybe eventually another half-marathon! Race or not though, my main goal is to stick with it long term. I still have some pounds I can lose, but my goal at this point isn't hitting a certain weight, it's about my long-term health and being fit.