This is my very first post, and I'm sure all
After I got married I slowly gained 40 pounds. Ick.
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So, about a year and a half ago I set off on a journey to lose some weight. I started out just eating less- I love to eat. So I lost a couple pounds here and there and then started logging everything into www.myfitnesspal.com and using their app on my phone and was only eating 1200 calories a day. It worked for me, was extremely hard, but I did it. My goal was to lose 30 pounds. I got to 25 and thought to myself "I wonder what would happen if I started running?"
So I started, sloooooowly, but surely. I signed up for a 5k and knew the only way I would keep running would be to buy myself a cute armband for my phone (I'm so easy to please.) I ran my first 5k in 38:05 and was ECSTATIC!!!
I hit my goal of running a 5k and my goal of 30 pounds lost. I continued to run and count my calories... let me tell you right now, if you are running, don't count your calories! Eat healthy and occasionally eat what you want, but I ended up losing 10 more pounds for a total weight loss of 40 pounds. And I'm extremely happy with where I'm at.
Since my first 5k I've done a few more. I have a PR of 24:30. I have competed in two Triathlons, and I've done one half marathon 2:06...
in a few short weeks I am doing a FULL MARATHON with my brother! I am very nervous about this as my training has not been going super awesomely wonderful but I thought maybe my
Oh yeah, and I love beagles... especially this one!