I've just turned 26. I'm pretty happy with my life, I've achieved most of the things I've wanted to at this stage in my life. I've got a great partner, I've travelled a lot, I've saved up for laser eye surgery, my own car and all the travelling. Over a year ago I had a breast reduction which was without a doubt the best thing I've ever done.
I'm one of those people with list. I make lists every New Year's Day of things I want to have done and seen by the time the next new year rolls around. I do it on my birthday. Most of these lists have the same things written on them:
- get down to 10 stone
- run a 5k and start working towards a 10k
- Learn to speak Spanish
- Do a first aid course.
You get the jist I'm sure. There were lots of other things on the lists, that aren't there anymore because I worked hard to make them happen. It was my birthday last weekend. On Monday morning I got up and started the First Aid course. Tick. I'm currently researching spanish classes in my area and will have started by the 1st of September if it kills me. Nearly tick.
But those other two...hanging around there year after year after year (and I'm only 26 for god's sake). This time has got to be the last time. My eating habits have never been great, but recently they have taken a serious turn for the worse, and Im ashamed to say i've been heading down the road towards bulimia. I think its good that I can see this and am aware of the need to stop immediately. As of now, sitting down to write this, I'm not going to do it anymore. I'm not going to put things in my mouth that I feel the need to puke up again.I'm just about to go for a run/walk (maybe a shuffle would be a better name for it, but we all have to start somewhere!!!)))
I don't know if anyone will read this, and I don't care really, but I need to do this for myself.
Starting today I'm going to keep track of my weight and my progress in training for a 5k.
i currently weigh 161.25lbs, and hope to have 31.25 of those melt off between now and next july. That gives me a full year to turn my life around. If anyone would like to join me, please do!