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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Just Because I Can

Those of you that have been following my blog for awhile know exactly how I feel about running.

Running..................well, I HATE it.  It is not in my top 10 of favorite ways to exercise.

But, sometimes I just have to prove to myself that I CAN do something. 

So, when my pocket pal, Kim, asked told me that I was going to run today, deep down I wanted to say no.  But I didn't.  What I said was:  Okay, but you don't have to keep up with me.  Run at your own pace.  I don't want to hold you back.  

Because, I would hate to think that anyone (especially a friend) did not get a good workout because I am too slow to keep up.

It was decided that I could fall behind if needed.  Kim could run ahead of me and keep her pace.

We weren't running a marathon.  Just one mile (don't laugh.......you have to start somewhere) at a steady pace.  Then we would walk a mile to cool down.

In my head, I know it is just a mile.  I know that I can do it.  But still, sometimes, that voice gets into my head and says there is no way I can do something.......because I see myself bigger than I really am. 

I really wish that voice would leave me alone.  Let me be.  Let me realize that I am an average size now.  But, even as the voice gets fainter, I can still hear it. 

Will it ever go away?  Probably not.  But, I am learning that I need to prove it wrong.  To prove to myself, that I am capable now.  That I am no longer that 318 lb. woman.

I ran a whole mile right beside my friend.  I did not stop.  I did not need a break.  I did it.  Because I can now.  Because my body is physically capable.  Because I am strong. 

I ran...........JUST BECAUSE I CAN. 

Kim and I before our run. 
And after..............but smiling.  Even though I am sweating like a pig in the Texas heat. 


  1. Look at you! Awesoome... just awesome. I can not WAIT until I can run... It will be a glorious day :)

  2. Look at those legs!!! I really wish my legs looked so good!!

    Can you email me your cell phone number so I can call you when I get to Dallas? I'm flying in Thursday and leaving on the 29th and I HAVE to see you while I'm there (even if it's just for a cup of coffee or something)...I'll meet you halfway...pretty please :-)

  3. That is so wonderful! What a great feeling and a great picture!

  4. YAY!!! So very proud of you and I'm so glad you were able to keep up! I run very slow and feel exactly like you that I would hate for someone else to workout at their own level because of me. Congratulations! YOU DID IT!! : )

  5. Errr. I meant I would hate for them NOT to workout at their own level. : ) You understood that right?

  6. I love this post! Good for you, sweetie! AWESOME!


  7. hello, new blog follower here. i joing the land of the bandsters TOMORROW! i'm both scared and excited and anxious to get on with my journey!
    RUNNING...yea, i despise it as well. my husband can run 9miles and loves it. he never misses his daily run. i often look at him and wonder where's my running bug? why hasn't it biten me?! i walk the track and i've tried running it but it looks more like a stumbling jog.

    lately, i've thought will losing weight help me get on the track and run? will losing weight help the running bug find me? or maybe i'm just NOT a runner!

  8. You know, I hate running too. Seriously. I hate it. But for some reason I also like it too. Ugh.

    Way to go on pushing yourself!!!