I am aware that this is not regularly scheduled programming. And I am aware that what I am about to talk about has nothing to do with Beauty Products. BUT. I am going to talk about something that is important to me. Last year, at around this time, I weighed 275 lbs. I was extremely unhealthy, and had an abysmal level of physical fitness. At this point, I had started actively thinking about losing weight, and had thought about it for a while. And while I thought about losing weight, I more so thought about what I wanted to do to lose that weight. I wanted to become a runner.
So, to make a long story short, on December 28, 2011, after several failed attempts and miserable periods on a treadmill later, I sucked it up and ran a mile. This was no small feat for me mind you. I had never run a mile straight through before. EVER. I always walked portions of it in gym class, I could never actually complete the distance in high school. But, on that day, I sucked it up, dialed up the speed and just refused to get off the treadmill until my distance tracker said '1.00'.
It took me twelve minutes, and I almost vomited, but, at the end. I finished it. And it was that day that I committed myself to losing weight. I knew that if I stuck it out, I would get to where I wanted to go. As long as I kept trying, and kept pushing, my efforts would be rewarded. And I have been rewarded. I've lost 75lbs. I can now run a 5k in 30 minutes. So, I wanted to commemorate this eventful, and clearly fateful day by challenging you, dear reader (all 172 of you) to run a mile with me on December 28, 2012!
All you have to do is comment below saying that you're down for the challenge! You don't actually have to run it all - you can jog, walk, crawl, zombie shuffle. Just as long as you cover the mile on the 28th, we're in business! I'll have another post on the 28th of December that you can comment about your experience doing your mile, and hopefully, for some, it will be a personal catalyst for you and help you make a change you've always wanted to make in your life :)!
Anyways - if you're down, please comment below!
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