This is as of end of January 2011...happy new year! :)
THIS is me now, as of Christmas 2010. Yay hard work! :)
This was me in 2009, before I really got started.
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I''''m "sillyrichie," and I''m 37
years old. I''''ve struggled for a while with my weight (years actually), and now I am going to give up all of the excuses I''''ve been hiding behind. It''''s time for a new start. Actually, after a breakup of a common-law relationship, and then marriage to my absolute soulmate (the one person I should have waited for), a new start would be a great idea!
I used to say I couldn''''t work out at all, even as my legs deteriorated to a point where I couldn''''t walk anymore. So I have to relearn everything...how to eat, how to think, how to love life. It''''s coming a whole lot easier!
Basically I''''m on here because I figure someone out there''''s had something similar and I like lending support as much as I need to be supported. Life''''s not ONLY what you take from it, it''''s what you give back! If you want to talk, please feel free to contact me and I''''ll write back!
Long term goal: to run the Boston Marathon in the next 4 years.
Smaller goals: 1. to fit my wedding dress by my vow renewal date (Oct 20!!). 2. to reach a healthy body weight. 3. To run a 5k by the end of November :)
I've recently rediscovered how good water tastes with a little lemon juice in it! I've also been carefully measuring my portions and working out regularly.
My workout consists of running the C25K program (I'm currently restarting the program but REALLY trying to KILL it this time), and still can't believe the progress this program helps you make! On my off days I go for a long walk and do some strength training. One day, my "pipe dream" goal is to be able to run the training plan at the link below, but we'll see how well I do at C25K first :) http://sportsmedicine.about.com/cs/c on ditioning/a/012204.htm
My name is Richelle, and I'm very silly (hence "sillyrichie"). I take great pride in being silly because it is, I believe, what keeps me looking as young as I do! I am from Canada (born and raised in Manitoba), but I spent a good chunk of time in the Niagara region in/near New York state (and I still get homesick for it). I recently moved to Virginia to be with my amazing (and supportive) husband, and absolutely LOVE it!!!
I love to read, I love music, and I love to cook. I also love to give people things (even if all I give them is a smile, which is sometimes the biggest gift a person can receive). I thrive on being encouraging - if you need a cheerleader, I'm your girl!
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
Pounds lost: 7.0
Just thought I would say hello. I too am from Manitoba but now I live in Minnesota. Good luck on your C25K journey. I'll be cheering for you! ~Michelle
1432 days ago
Just popping in to say hello! Hope 2011 is going well for you so far. You're looking great in your January pics!
1999 days ago
Thanks for reading my blog. Yah, I'm super excited to change things up, we'll see how it goes.
2039 days ago
So sorry to hear you've been struggling this week! Sometimes we have our down weeks, just remember to get back up. Hope things pick up for you again soon. You can do it!
2045 days ago
Yep, I'm doing the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving day - ACK! I'm really excited! Turning into a morning person eh? You'll get so much more done. I've been a morning person since I had kids... I guess kind of by default! Glad things are going well!
2119 days ago