Once I became a Mom taking care of myself definitely took a back seat to my new responsibilities. It just didn’t seem as important as taking care of tiny humans. What I didn’t realize was failing to take care of my health would catch up to me and . Or the amount of work it would take to get myself back on track.
In February 2017 I decided enough was enough and I couldn’t possibly continue to take care of everyone else while ignoring myself. I rejoined Weight Watchers started running, and practicing yoga.
As a WAHM of 2 littles it’s a daily struggle to balance my time and find the desire to exercise and eat right. Not every day is successful and for every 10 steps forward there are usually a few steps back. I’ve had to learn better multitasking skills, how to say no more, and what things can actually wait. This space is a place to reflect on my journey for myself and others struggling with the same challenges.
Running certainly doesn’t come easy to me 100 pounds overweight and really short legs. But I don’t let that stop me. I may finish last every time but as long as I cross that finish line I consider it an accomplishment. I am hoping as time goes on the pounds will drop and so will my time.
9.9.2017 Wiggle Waggle – 09:46
2.25.2017 Disney Princess – 1:52:10 (18:03 pace)
5.7.2017 Shoppers. Love. You. – 1:38:37 (15:52 pace)
5.28.2017 Ottawa Race Weekend 10K – 1:41:36 (16:21 pace)
7.1.2017 Canada Day Road Race – 1:34:15 (14:59 pace)
9.17.2017 Canada Army Run – 1:40:44 (16:39 pace)
2.26.2017 Disney Princess – 4:06:52 (18:51 pace)
10.8.2017 Ottawa Fall Colours – 3:58:33 (18:17 pace)
7.4, 7.6, 7.7 2017 Pledge The Pink Half Marathon
8.29.2017 Disney Running Shorts 5k #1 – 46:00 (14:50 pace)
10.5.2017 Disney Running Shorts 5k #3 – 47:07 (15:37 pace)
9.7.2017 Run 4 Texas 10k – 1:35:28 (15:23 pace)
Runners To Follow
More to come!