Posts Tagged: before and during


The Story of BlogHer {Part VI}

Before (BlissDom ’09) —- During (BlogHer’10)

My Boo, Chris Mann; What a Mannventure!Still My Boo, Yo!

On the left you see a puffy faced, tired, ill eyebrowed, uncomfortable version of myself.  On the right you see a slimmed down, rejuvenated, naturally browed, confident me.   The tan helps, too, but I digress.    Back in February 2009 I almost considered omitting the picture that was taken of me and *Chris.  I was so embarrassed of my weight, and yet I hid that feeling so well.  I’ve always been able to hide that part of myself.   Now I’m happy that I didn’t pretend that picture didn’t exist, because I have it to compare to the one taken this month at BlogHer.   I see something different in my eyes and smile.   I see my true self, the one that’s not hiding a damn thing.

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My First 5K

My Cheerleader: Leah of Bookieboo

Who knew that when I started my interval training with the C25K app, this summer, that it would culminate in actually completing my first 5K at BlogHer?!  I was afraid (A LOT afraid) when I heard back from the organizer of the BlogHer 5K.   Then I just shut up and bit the bullet.  When I posted about it on Twitter my friend Leah offered to run it alongside me.   I told her that I would be slow.  She didn’t care.  I told her that I would have to walk some of it.  She said I just needed to keep up.  I told her that I was scared.  She said I had no reason to be because I had this one.

I did it.  I really did it, and there’s definitely no stopping me now.

On Saturday another friend of mine, Carmen, stopped me and asked if I’d talk about how I got started with my running program.  I think this video is good for all of us, out there, who are starting to get fit.  It doesn’t matter what you are doing to get fit.  All that matters is that you commit and DO IT.

*Chris totally cheered me on when I gushed about completing my first 5K!



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