What’s up Wednesday: A new direction

Happy Wednesday to all you Hump Day lovers!  I don’t know about y’all but I have been loving this fall like weather.  So much more bearable. 

So now that I am coming down from my #NuunHTC hangover, I’ve been thinking really hard about what direction to go in.  I even got to thinking about my little blog and what it is even classified as.  Is it a running blog since I run sometimes?  Is it a healthy living blog since I’m trying to live healthier?  Is it a weight loss blog because I am documenting my weight loss?  I don’t know!  My blog is my blog and it is just tales of a girl (me) on the go!

The more I got to thinking about it the more I needed to stop a do a self reflection.  As you may or may not know, I lost 57 pounds in the past three years and through a major struggle of legit food addiction, obsession over the scale, busy lifestyle, lack of support, and overall bad choices, I have gained my weight back.  Earlier this year I busted out a 28:35 5k which was wicked fast for me.  But then I let myself go and busted out some serious poundage.  It is a sad revelation when your workout clothes barely fit anymore.

So today after reading some sweet comments and emails and looking back at my Nuun HTC pictures and being slightly disgusted with what I saw I have decided to take a new direction both on the blog and in my real life.  <—sad how we have to distinguish the two. 

I went to the grocery store tonight to stock up on lots and lots of healthy groceries so that I will no longer have the excuse of not having a healthy supply of food around.  I drove over to the gym that I went to as a member of the Biggest Winner and created a membership.  I opened my notebook and wrote down normal, realistic, empowering, and achievable goals for myself.  Now the only thing that stands in the way of a healthy me is me.  And I’m a strong fighter.

I am determined to lose my weight (plus more) once again but this time keep it off for good.  No one wants to be lukewarm…sometimes hot and sometimes cold.  I want to be a hot momma all the time.  Ya dig?  So this blog may not focus so much on running in general as I will begin documenting a transformation from flab to fab.  Are you with me?  The blog may have a lot of posts on my struggles with eating right, making time for exercise, battling food addiction, developing a healthier self esteem, and learning to be a true athlete and runner.  Hopefully you will join me for this scary ride.

I’ve done it before and succeeded.  Now I just have to succeed in keeping it off.  It will be a lifetime battle but it will be so worth it.  Because I am worth it.  Plus, I have to look super hot in my college graduation pictures this spring.  Get you some.

16 thoughts on “What’s up Wednesday: A new direction

  1. i love your entries. they are always so upbeat and positive. 🙂
    good luck with this. i know you will be smoking hot by graduation!! 😀

  2. Your words never fail to give me the chills. I am so excited for you to take on this new journey and yes, I am “with you” and will be following your journey and cheering you on the whole way. Please let me know if you ever need anything…even if it is just a few (virtual) hugs or words of encouragement. Best wishes, my friend.

  3. Girl…you can totally do it!! And i’m with you on the journey. It really is a lifestlye! I’ve learned that the hard way, and i myself have tried to not get discouraged with my progress as well…but let me tell you what, you look BEAUTIFUL. seriously. and don’t ever forget that! I have no doubt in my mind you will succeed in your journey and do great things! 🙂

  4. You Go Girl! (not to steal your blog name). Great honest post. I hope that you write more of these posts…and you ask for help along the way. If you need anything (seriously), I am just an email away!

    I know you can put anything you put your mind to. But please know that you are seriously a BEAUTIFUL person, inside and out. Not to sound super cheesy, but you are!

  5. OMG. I love you. I’m gonna shorten your getcha some though. 🙂 saying it again on this post-so PROUD of your determination and fearlessness. i wish i would’ve been as strong as you in my early 20s. i can’t wait to see what you do. honestly, i was thinking to myself i need a good kick in the butt with my eating. maybe we should have a challenge!?!?!?! i had one with my coworker in the spring and it helped me stick to my plan. ooh, graduation outfits. let the planning begin. GETCHA SOME.

  6. Good Luck Kelsey! You are in the right mindset and I have no doubt that you will succeed in your goals! This blogging community is such great motivation and I am so glad to be a part of it!

  7. You are an amazing woman! Don’t discount yourself (though I know how easy the mind is to fight sometimes). You’ve done Hood to Coast, you are powerful and awesome!
    I did my first marathon last fall in October and then “had some fun” with clearance Halloween candy, real pumpkin pie (read fat in crust) and real turkey gravy, not to mention Christmas and more food. . I gained eight pounds in three months and it’s taken me eight months to lose that weight. I didn’t completely cut out all sugar and chocolate, but I am definitely keeping another race in my sights, so I won’t be tempted to fill up on all that.

    I love winter, as I love making soups, though hubby gets tired of them after a while, so then I start making homestyle cooking for those cold winter nights.

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