One year blog anniversary and goals for next year

0birthday-cake-sailor-moon-crystal-death-busters-29I just realized a couple of days ago that it has been a year since I started this blog. On May 14 I wrote my first post proclaiming my intention of shedding some kilo’s I had gained back after a previous weight-loss attempt. When I started the blog I weighed 74,4 kilo’s (11,7 stone or 164 pounds) and really wanted to get back to 71 kilo’s (11,1 stone or 156 pounds).

Well, one year later I am happy to write that I shed those 3,4 kilo’s and more! I am currently even below 68 kg (10,7 stone or 149.9 pounds). Actually, since December I have been mostly under 67 kg.

My loyal readers know that it hasn’t all been plain sailing though. Sometimes I still fall of the bandwagon. However, I am determined to get right back on there, since I have no intention of going back to 70+ kg or more.

So I am sure some of you are wondering about the goals I have for the coming blog year? Well, for one thing I want to keep eating healthy and staying at around 67 kg. So maintaining my weight-loss is definitely going to be a focus point.

My second goal is, …… I honestly never thought I would write this… ever… in my life…. to run a 5k. Yep, the girl who has always hated running and made up every possible excuse to get out from doing it during gym class, decided to pick up running… I am pretty sure that hell just froze over and a flock of pigs few by lol.

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My best friend had been going on about wanting to do the Disneyland Paris run, but not having anyone to run with… When she asked me I initially laughed it off. Me, running? The idea! But after much deliberation (think a few months) I decided to join her.

I have never been particularly athletic (understatement of the year), but I really just want to prove to myself that I can do it if I want to. I just want to obliterate the image of myself as the totally unsportsy (is that even a word?) dork. That’s not the only reason though. Over the past few months I have been thinking of setting myself a new fitness goal and running seemed to be the easiest to incorporate into my already (sometimes insanely) busy schedule. My trusty readers know I picked up swimming a couple of months ago, but I had to stop doing this as it cut into my day too much. I had to get to the pool, get changed, swim for an hour, get back home, recuperate (cause I was usually exhausted after this ß yeay from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)… And before I knew it, it was around 3 o’clock and I had literally not been able to get anything done. So running seems like an easier option as I can just do that whenever I want (read: in the morning, when it’s dark and no one can see me 😝)

And besides, what better reward could there possibly be for my hard work than actually running my first 5k in Disneyland?! You even get a Disney themed medal for joining. Yes, as a massive Disney fan I am super excited about this.

So I have asked mom and dad for running shoes for my birthday. Proper running shoes are pretty expensive, and since I have orthopaedics I really need to get the good stuff… If I don’t I am going to be in a whoooollleee lot of pain. As my birthday is in September I plan to start training at around that time. That will give me one year to train for the 5k, which honestly should be more than enough.

So yes, I have now proclaimed it to the world so I am actually going to have to do it haha.

Before I end this blog post I just really want to thank my trusty readers (you know who you are!) for always reading my blogs and sticking with me for a whole year now! Really I cannot thank you guys enough and only hope you will stick around for the coming year.

Sending you lots of love,

Mar

 

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