I'm a WARRIOR! Well, at least I will be...

My husband and I have decided to participate in a Warrior Dash on May 19th...have you heard of these?  Here's your link, take a gander!

What am I thinking, you ask?  Not sure exactly...lol.  I did a 5K in October of 2010 and never thought that I could do it.  It was EXHILLERATING!  I told everyone that I wanted to do at least one a year, because it gave me a goal, which made me train, which is something I need to stay fit and healthy...then, I got pregnant.  

And, it was a surprise.  

Needless to say, I was a ball of emotions, happy that I would be bringing another beautiful child into this world, happy that I was going to give my kids the gift of a sibling, but sad that all of my hard work was sure to go down the drain with nine months of pregnancy.  

I kept exercising, but not to the degree that I was.  And, I gained about 40 lbs.  And, what's worse, I had complications after my daughter's birth, so I had to go back into the hospital for four days, which led to the ultimate demise of breastfeeding, something I was sure would help me take the baby weight off quicker.  

So, now I am left with a squishy belly and the extra 15-20 lbs. everywhere else that I just can't seem to shake, even with the occasional zumba class. 

What's more?  Today I get to go in for outpatient hernia surgery, yet another complication of my third birth (luckily my hubby's having an outpatient surgery the end of the month so this doesn't happen again...wink, wink).  After I recover from this surgery and get the green light to exercise again, the training for the WARRIOR DASH begins.  And, I have decided to blog about my journey to anyone who is interested.  Even if that is no one, I am still determined to do it, because it will help to keep me accountable.  I am thinking I'll be ready in about 2-3 weeks.
This journey, complete with a full body picture (something I was unsure of, but I think it'll be more motivation to get my butt in gear) will track my progress until May 19th.  Hopefully I will be posting a killer "AFTER" picture.  I plan to post once a week to highlight my progress.  Not sure what day of the week yet.

For today, I am off to shower and get ready for surgery.  Just made my kids a yummy breakfast and my tummy is growling, because I haven't been able to eat since midnight and my surgery is 2 pm.  

Til next time, warriors!


Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Good luck with your surgery!!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much...all went well!

Lisa Fliehman said...

I'm catching up on blog reading. Happy to hear all went well!!! Good Luck with your training! You have more motivation than me.

Unknown said...

Thanks! Dr told me a whole month til I can strength train. Bummer, but I'll still have three months before the race. :)

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