I mentioned in my last post that I had set my "focus" on something this summer. Well, that focus has been me! I had a reality check this spring when we had visitors and pictures were taken, I was appalled...I literally gasped when I saw them. I later had my own pitty party and shed tears over what I had seen. I hardly recognized myself and no, I won't share those pictures. I was out of control and knew the only way to fix it was going to be through myself. This I know...If you do what you always did, then you will get what you always got!
I also, had a milestone birthday approaching and knew I had to leave my 40's behind and go into my 50's feeling better.
It began slow through proper nutrition and exercise, I have lost over 35lbs and figure I am about halfway to where I need to be. I want to get to a weight that I can maintain and feel comfortable carrying. The number is not important to me but, how I feel.
Though diet was my main focus I also, incorporated exercise. I have always enjoyed walking but wanted more of a challange. I wanted an accomplishment! I decided I would train to run my first 5k. Well, last week I turned 50 and today, I celebrated!!!
I ran my first 5k and I am tickled to say I completed it!!! I wasn't the fastest but, I found my pace and ran my race! I finished the run without stopping and it felt great!!! The camera man didn't see the extra batteries I had set out so, there were no finish line pictures but, I do have a medal to prove!
I had told SO, that I did not want anything for my birthday but time. I wanted to hang with him over the weekend. We have both had a rough summer with obligations at work and have not had much together time. We even took seperate vacations to visit our kids. We could not coordinate our time off together, that sucked!
SO, told me not to make plans... as he had a surprise. We were going to be out of town over night. I asked him what I needed to pack and he said, casual would be fine. Then he did drop one hint, Galena! That is Galena, Illinois. I love this area, it is so beautiful. Picture perfect!
About halfway there, he called to confirm his plans. I could see on his face, it was not good! The weather was not going to cooperate and they were cancelling the evening flight!
This is what was planned...
We tried again the next moring but again, the weather did not cooperate. I was touched by the fact that SO, wanted to give me a memory for my 50th Birthday. We did make memories...
We had a nice dinner, and meandered in and out of the quaint shops that line the curvey main street. This town is so romantic and full of ambiance...
I had a terrific time with SO and I am happy to have celebrated another birthday. There was a time I despised them but, now I embrass them!!!
I am promising, quilty things to come!