This is my final blog on the Lighten Up journey. I am ready for the competition to end to be honest. 6 months is a long time. But it has also given me the right amount of motivation to keep pushing forward with my exercising and eating healthy. I have not posted a gain any month during this competition and I am pretty sure this will be the month that I do. I am right at where I was last month, but not sure I will show a loss. I will be disappointed if I post a gain, but overall I am very pleased with my progress. I had a 10lb 11oz baby (my 3rd child) 1 year ago July 6th. On Monday at my final health assessment, I learned I had lost 3 1/2 inches off of my waste, 1 1/2 inches off my hips and another inch off my thighs. That is a great loss! I will take that over weight loss any day! I consider that a victory!
Another victory I celebrated this past weekend was running my first ever Johnnycake Jog with my sister. We both ran the entire race and finished at 51:11 and 51:18 respectively! We are even talking about training for a 10K or 10 miler next summer.
I hope that I do not fall off the bandwagon after the competition is over. I am currently in my normal weight range that I have been in for the past several years. And I am good with that. Lighten Up helped me shed the last of my baby weight and gave me the motivation to get healthy again!