First off, before I get into my post, I have to say that I was really impressed with all of your future plans for 10 yrs from now. Many of you commented on how hard that was – I have to admit that the question comes from a Psychology of Sport class that I took *ahem* 16 yrs ago. It certainly was an eye opener for me when I was originally asked that question – is what I’m doing NOW leading me towards my FUTURE goals? Since then I’ve asked myself that question a million times and it’s really helped me to reach the smaller goals along my path to the bigger goals.
So now, let’s get into my post for day 4 of the August Healthy Living / Fitness Blogger Writing Challenge – for those of you new to the challenge, feel free to jump on in – the more the merrier!
Two years ago I looked like this:
I was 30 weeks pregnant with our third daughter, but still running 5k three times/week and going to a Bootcamp class led by my dear friend and awesome personal trainer, Rob, of Trainers On Site.
A year ago I had just completed my first half marathon since 2004 and was beginning my grand return to running and fitness:
Today I look like this:
I ‘m currently training for my first sprint distance triathlon since 2003 and also hoping to run a sub-2 hour half marathon at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon.
These pictures don’t really tell the full story though – Two months before I got pregnant with Amber I was fairly out of shape ” I hadn’t done very much exercise over the previous 5 years, and my eating habits were horrendous. I looked A LOT like my 2 month postpartum picture, only I was 3 years postpartum from having my middle daughter Brooke:
I fully admit that in those days I would easily go a week without eating ANY fruits or vegetables (OMG!). I made my kids eat them – but I didn’t. That was just over 2.5 years ago. Since then my nutrition (as you’ll see in tomorrow’s post) has greatly improved and with regular exercise my strength, endurance, and overall fitness has also become much better. It’s amazing how quickly improvement comes when you start training consistently and fuelling your body properly.
How have you changed in the past 2 years?
PPS – Please be sure to visit some of the other blog posts linked up so that we can all support and get to know each other – Thanks!