As I read my last Journal entry dated September 29, 2012, I was at 153.4 lbs- technically 23.4 lbs away from my goal of hitting 130 lbs. I dropped 70+ lbs since I started this journey back in February 2011. I remember cringing in fitting size 16/18 dresses and pants but also triumphant of fitting into size 6/8 pants during that time.
I also accomplished things I thought I would never do in my life. I ran my first Half marathon- NYC Half 2012 in March 2012, Women’s Mini 10K in June, Warrior Dash in July 2012, and my first ever Sprint Women’s Danskin Triathlon in September 2012. However something had to give.
I originally started this journey because I did not like what my doctor told me back in January 2011. I was having pains and doctor figured I had PCOS- Polycystic ovarian syndrome. There is no cure for it except hormone treatment. Unfortunately, the pills never worked or agreed with my body before. She suggested I try to loss some weight in hopes my hormones will reset.
I did pretty well until I realized 18 months+ I never really gave my body a break from my rigorous training. Pain crept up out of no where. I have high tolerance of pain but eventually it became debilitating. I had to lessen the intensity of my workouts and stop weight training completely.
I tried keeping active in 2013. I participated in two half-marathons: NYC Half marathon in March 2013 and DC Nike’s Women Inaugural Half marathon in April 2013. I managed to still do the Women’s Mini 10K in June 2013.
By July 2013, the pain was beyond tolerable and went for a second opinion. The doctor I saw was one of NJ top Doctors in the state for the last 6 yrs in his specialty. I went through a battery of test for nearly 2 months before I was correctly diagnosed with endometriosis.
I can now live without as much as pain as I used to. I am looking forward to improving my time on my half marathons and sprint triathlon I have lined up for 2014. I will eventually get back under 150 lbs. For now, these are my goals for 2014:
* March 2014- NYC Half Marathon
* April 2014- Nike DC Half Marathon
* May 2014- Fit into size 10-12 dress for a family wedding!
* June 2014- NYC Women’s Mini 10K.
* September 2014- Iron Girl Sprint Triathlon.
Never loose sight of your goals. If your plans did not succeed the first time, change the plans NOT the goal