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

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.

5K
5.6.2017 Diefenbooker Classic 5K – 49:06 (15:48 pace)
7.12.2017 5/5k Farm Run – 46:42 (14:47 pace)
7.22.2017 Foam Fest

10K
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)

Ten Mile
4.2010 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler – 1:52 (11:20 pace)

1/2 Marathon
2.26.2017 Disney Princess – 4:06:52 (18:51 pace)
7.4, 7.6, 7.7 2017 Pledge The Pink Virtual

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