WOW, 2009! I did a post over at PNP this morning reflecting some of the challenges and accomplishments for 2008. Here was my post:
I am just in awe of how time has flown by this year. I wanted to start my blog this morning reflecting on my accomplishments from 2008. I had to search high and low for my PNP journal last year, but I found it.
As 2008 began, I was finishing out the Slim New You Challenge. I was feeling hot and sexy because my 8's were loose and my scale was smiling back at me. My stats were awesome and I was down about 16 inches all over. I had only been with Corinne for about 6 months when January hit last year. I had just finished my first endurance challenge (Las Vegas Half) and I thought I was hot stuff.
I didn't win that one challenge, but I felt awesome for finishing it. Not many of us did.
2008 brought some huge accomplishments for me:
3 Half Marathons
Size 4's! Yes, I got in a size 4!
My weight though was a disappointment for me. I busted tail working out and eating right. I just couldn't seem to find the click though. I am so embarrassed to say what my weight is now, seeing as this time last year it was much lower. This weekend though, I will measure, take pictures, and weigh myself. I plan on working hard...I am shifting things around a little and I hope it helps with the scale. It will mean serious commitment, but I am so ready!
I found the best challenge of 2008, for me though was Fast and Furious! I never missed one workout during that 8 week challenge. I busted tail and it paid off! I dropped inches hence the size 4's! Our team (Sexy Six) won that challenge! WOOT!
When I started my new journal last year, these were my goals/goal events I was working towards:
March: Marathon Relay with Dawn, Mary, and Lorie (6 miles each)-HAD A BLAST!
April:Hog Eye 1/2 Marathon: BUSTED MY TAIL ON ONE OF THE HARDEST COURSES! TONS OF HILLS!
April:Nashville 1/2 Marathon: RAN MY BEST TIME: 2:11:00 and SUFFERED FOR IT!
May 10: 30th Birthday (DH and I will probably go away for the weekend or something) STEPPED INTO A NEW ERA! FEELING MUCH BETTER THAN I DID WHEN I ENTERED MY 20's..NOT TOO MENTION ABOUT 40 LBS LIGHTER!
July:Trip to the Beach: I DIDN'T WEAR MY BIKINI, BUT I DID FEEL LIKE A MILLION BUCKS ON THAT TRIP!
December: Began Full Marathon training
December: Completed 4th Half Marathon with some of my PNP friends
I am back though, it is time to finish out my marathon training and move on. So what if I've gained 10 lbs this year. I am training for a FULL MARATHON! I'm accomplishing something that many have never done before. Am I discouraged? Slightly, but I'll get that weight off. It may not come off until after March 15, but it will come off!
So, as we embark on 2009, I hope to accomplish even more this year:
1. Run my first Marathon! March 15,2009
2. Train for a Sprint Tri
3. Maybe a few halfs in the mix
4. Start back 3-4 day lifting once March is over
5. Drop some inches
6. Get back in those 4's
7. See if I can't get back in the lower 150's!
8. Finally, the biggest of all...Start a family!
So, to 2008, while I didn't finish out the year on a high note, I did accomplish some amazing things! Things I would of NEVER done if I hadn't been apart of PNP!
This weekend is our 16 miler! Wish us luck!