Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Zombie Bride?

This year for Halloween I was thinking of wearing my Wedding Dress and being a Zombie Bride, might as well put it to good use, don't you think? 
It's been hanging in the closet for the past 13years waiting for the special occasion to be worn again AND was it is perfectly wrinkled, dirty and never dry-cleaned.
August 9th, 1997 ... I remember clearly that size 12 dress was super snug on me, especially in the chest and tummy area. 

13 years later here I am ...

Can you see how much space I have in the chest area?? WOW ... really?  
I really didn't think my arms were that much bigger before. 
I mean there was NO room before, it was tight! 

It even sags in the back! There was clearly no sagging before! 
I barely ate anything a week before the wedding because I was so worried it was not going to fit.
To think that this was not even my heaviest... I can't even tell you in words how that makes me feel. 
I am so happy that I decided to turn things around and take on a healthier lifestyle, not just for myself but for my Children. 
Today I am a much happier and confident person. 
Taking up Running this year has made just such a big impact in my life and I'm just so glad that I decided to take up that challenge ... even if I'm not a RUNNER yet, but I will get there. 
I will run that Marathon!! 

Thanks Marie for encouraging me to post these pictures! You need to check out Marie's post on her prom dress, talk about putting things in perspective! 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Giving Thanks...

Happy 'Canadian' Thanksgiving!! 
Today I am grateful for the People that bring joy to my life. 
My Family.My Children.Good Friends. 

and Thanksgiving Dinner... 

From our Family to yours Happy Thanksgiving!! 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Turn a New Leaf

I love turning the page on the Calendar. 
Lets start over, so last month wasn't so great but this month you have a chance to make it better. 
So let's just forget September and move on and make October great! 
Enough with feeling sorry for myself about not having an oh so great running season, there is always next year. 
It's not a failure, its just a set back. 
My IT Band problems continue and after seeing my Family Doctor, who happens to be a Runner with 2 half Marathons and 1 Marathon Medals sitting at home, I have decided to give running a break and work on my Core.  
He doesn't want me to loose my fitness level, so for now twice a week I will be running for 10min as a warm up and the rest of my workout should be on the stationary bike or perhaps spinning class (which scares me!!) for a total of 45min. 
Three Days out of the week I will be working on my Core Conditioning, for that I have picked up a book from the Core Performance line, which Lisa at Vegan Cookbook Critic suggested I try. 

With the kids back to school and work being busy as always I find that I'm having a really hard time finding time to work out after work. 
So today I broke down and set foot in a gym after 13years!! GAHHHHHH!!!! 
I HATE GYMS! I hate the sale pitch! I hate that they make you feel really unfit and that you need YEARS in the gym before you can look like them.  I hate that they all have like 0% body fat. Well you get the point. I don't like gyms. 
BUT right now they only way I can see myself working out is during my lunch hour. 
Turns out the Sales pitch wasn't so bad and if I can get over the price shock, I think I found a gym. 
I'm going in for my first work out tomorrow, so we will see how it goes. 
Hopefully I will be back to running in no time! 

Happy running