On January 20, 2013, I completed my first half marathon...at Disneyland (of course)!   A little slower than I would have liked but still a huge accomplishment of which I am extremely proud!

our group

hubby1 and me

mine and girl1's finish times

in search of a healthier me....part 8

It's fun to look at old blog posts.   This morning I realized that I started the quest for a  healthier me in June, 2009.   It really doesn't seem like it's been that long.   I'm happy to report that I have lost almost 40 pounds in a very slow, but life changing way.   I have made small changes and when they have become routine, I have added another healthy change.   

In 2009, I was obese.....hurt all the time...and made excuses for not exercising.
In 2012, I am 4 pounds away from a normal BMI (although my doctor says that I am healthy and that BMI is just a number to be used as a guideline not a rule).

In 2009, I could walk a 24 minute mile.
In 2012, I run an 11:35 minute mile.

In 2009, the thought of completing a 5K was terrifying.
In 2012, I am 65 days away from running my first 1/2 marathon and am VERY excited about it.  (My second 1/2 will be about 30 days after the first..woohoo!)

In 2009, my family thought it was cute that I was working out..."good for you"
In 2012, my family and many of my friends are engaged in regular exercise programs.   Several are running the 1/2 marathon with me.    All of this without nagging....they saw what being healthier did in my life and decided to make some changes for themselves.

Gotta say...it's been an incredible 3 1/2 yrs!