Starting off in a much different place for 2013!
Last year was huge for me in the health and fitness department. But I didn’t really “get serious” about getting healthy and staying healthy until March/April. I think January and February were horrible for me as I ballooned to my all time high in weight. Don’t believe me? Here I am last February 2012 (can you believe I had just completed my first full marathon?):
I decided shortly after those those pictures that I was going to get serious about getting healthy. I started eating better, decided to be diligent in going to Crossfit (thanks to Brian and Kari for always encouraging and never giving up on me) and kept running. Over the course of 2012 I changed my body and improved my health. It took TIME and was not easy but man does it feel good to look at where I am today…especially with those before pictures!
In October, after finishing a 6 months weight loss challenge I created for myself, this is where I was:
I was so proud of myself and so excited to keep going. I had huge plans for the next two months and huge ideas with where I would be at the end of 2012. But guess what I did? I slacked off. Sure, I still worked out. I even got stronger in some areas (huge PR’s for me) but I wasn’t being diligent with really eating clean and really slacked off after my anti climactic NYC Marathon no-go. And because of that lack of discipline, this is how I paid for it – here are my pics from the beginning of December:
See the difference just two months can make? Not a HUGE change, but noticeable for sure (especially in my problem areas). I worked so hard, for 6 months and then took several steps back in just 2. It just proves that you cannot out train a bad diet. I was working out hard and yet still managed to gain 7 lbs back.
But, all that being said, I am starting off 2013 in a much better place than I started off 2012. Even with the few pounds I gained back, I am still healthy and strong and I am ready to tackle 2013 and see just where I can take myself. No more being lazy, no more slacking on eating clean. I am excited to see if I can accomplish some of the goals I have set for this year and I can’t wait to see my December 2013 post pictures!!!