It's 10:26 pm on Thursday night and I have yet to pack for my 5:30 am flight (Better get on that, in all fairness I did throw in a load of laundry). Tomorrow morning I take off for Lexington, KY to join my team for a Tough Mudder Race on Saturday.
It's been in the front of my mind all week but it really just hit me that I am really doing this, I am taking on this challenge! I spent most of the evening with my family, we had dinner and hung out a bit before I had to say bye to everyone and head home to pack. They were all curious about what exactly the race entailed and I think after explaining most of them think I am a little crazy (in a good way lol). On a site note I think I have totally convinced a handful of family members to try a Tough Mudder in 2014 with me!
Anyways on the way home from my Mama's house I kind of got a little emotional about the whole thing. I still can't believe I am doing this, I never thought in a million years I would ever do something like this! My whole weight loss journey started in 2009 and its been a very long and bumpy road. I realize my weight loss has been slow, steady, but slow. I have no complaints about that, I have kept off the weight as I have gone along and to me that is worth so much more than losing it quickly. Losing it slowly has given my mind and body a chance to keep up with the changes that have come with the weight loss, in my opinion that has been a huge part of why I have been able to keep off what I have lost so far.
My goal for this race is to face a few fears and to just have fun! I am not anywhere near the weight range I want to be in but I realized that today I am living the life that I always wanted to live and that is magical.