Hear Me Roar
Hi guys- some of you don't know me- I don't post here a lot, but my journal is posted and I have quite a few readers from this site.
Long story short- I just recently signed up for my first Triathlon and am on my second day of training- yeah!!
I am overweight, I have terrible knees, I work full time from home, and have three children, 11, 11, and 4. I am 35 years old. I just started working out for real 10 months ago. I have never been a frequent swimmer, never have been a runner ever, and while I do bike, it is with my kids.
I did this to keep my motivation strong and shake things up a bit in my life. I wanted to do something that scared the **** out of me, just to conquer it- but I also have always, in the back of my mind, wanted to be an athlete again (I played basketball in college).
I wanted a focus, a goal, something that was just mine- not my kids, not my hubbies, not my friends- something that put me outside of my self, out of my comfort zone. You know what? I find I am in my comfort zone! I love the training, the getting up early, the feeling of being strong and getting stronger- being around other people who are jazzed about being healthy and being proud of their bodies.
Well, my intent here is to let you all know, we can do this. We can be what we want to be, do what we want to do and lose what we want to lose. For me, it isn't just fat I need to lose, I needed to lose the image I gave myself as a fat, out of shape, middle age mom.
I am a strong, sexy, athletic woman and hear me ROAR!
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO MAKE YOURSELF ROAR??