So in a casual conversation with my sister yesterday, we discovered that we're only within a few pounds of weighing the same, and we both have the same goal weight.
I jokingly said "I'll race you!" and then we realized how much motivation that would be for both of us!
In talking to our our mom about it, we found out that she is also about the same weight with the same goal.
So my sister, mom, and I are racing to our goal weight. At the risk of losing our dignity, I'll just say that I have 16 pounds to go. You won't be getting an actual number out of me. ;) And don't worry, we have been this weight before, so we know it's attainable and a healthy weight for us.
Apparently, this was just the motivation I needed! I've had the approval to workout from my doctor since last Wednesday, but all I did was take the kids for a walk. But last night, with this new motivation, I laced up my running shoes for the first time in 11 months and hit the pavement. I can't tell you how good it felt! I was pleasantly surprised that I still have some stamina. I honestly expected to be starting from square one again since it's been so long, but that wasn't the case. Also, as soon as I started running, I naturally went back into my rhythmic breathing that took me so long to make a habit. I had to stop a few times to stretch some muscles so my time wasn't that great. My groin was pretty much bothering me the whole time too, so I kept the run short. I didn't want to push too hard and injure myself and have to rest for a while before being able to run again. I've been there before!
So, while I can't get out and run a half marathon like I was once able to do, I'm definitely farther than when I first started running back in '09, which is a comfort.
Greg and I are already signed up for the Virginia Beach Rock 'n Roll Half in September. So, I have 6 months to train for that, and have the motivation to beat my sister and mom to our goal weight along the way!
I am super competitive, so they're in trouble!