Today was my final check up with my surgeon that did my tummy tuck. I have had mixed feelings about going this appointment because I still have weight to lose to get to my lowest weight again post surgery. After my appointment, I felt so good again. It’s always a good reminder for me of how far I have come and not to focus on those 10lbs; that will be gone soon enough. He and I are both super happy with my results and I do not need to go back to see him again. He told me “you deserved this, now get out there and enjoy it!”. I feel like that appointment closed the door on an experience that literally changed my life. Even with those annoying 10lbs, I love the way I look and have no regrets. I am feeling super focused and feeling like I am finally getting back into my routines with my tracking and fitness.
This weekend I will run the Goodlife 8k Road race. I originally ran this race in 2014 when I was down around 112lbs. I often look back at that day, with my family and friends by my side, I accomplished the unthinkable that day. That day was the most emotional day yet on this journey. Fast forward to 2015, I ran the Goodlife half marathon. This to-date is my only half I have done. I have big plans for 2017, so that will change soon. This year, because of where I am at with my training I will be running the 8k road race again. It’s all in perspective to how my year has gone in regards to my training and all so-so worth it. I will have my sights on the full marathon in 2017. I could make my first full marathon somewhere else but this weekend and event has become symbolic to me and my journey. It just makes sense that my firsts need to happen at this event.
I am giving myself a goal to be down my 10lbs by mid November. I will be avoiding big weekend plans as much as possible so I can have some solid healthy weeks. As I sat here reflecting on why its been hard to get this weight off I realized I hadn’t given myself a challenge lately. When I was losing my weight to get to my goal weight, I always gave myself a goal/timeline to try to work towards. Its safe to say that worked, so I am trying follow my own practices to achieve my goal. Here I go! ❤