When I set out my goals for the year back in January, I studiously avoided putting anything about losing weight...partly because it wasn't a big concern for me at the time, mostly because I wanted my goals to be attainable. Lately, I've been reading other bloggers' posts about weight loss, and my comments have all been of the yeah, I'm right there but not quite ready to do anything about it yet variety.
Well, now I am.
It started with a really, really bad picture of me from the Skippo. And today, in the dressing room of Sports Authority trying on my new waterproof pants for the Castlewood 8 Hour (this Saturday!!), the switch flipped. That's just not what I want to see in the mirror. Just like that, the commitment to actually do something about it was there.
My focus is still going to be on doing all the fun, awesome, challenging things that look good, but dropping some extra weight can only help with that. That means getting back to training more regularly and especially being more conscious of my food choices, snacking, and portion sizes. I don't need to be skinny; I mean, I'm never going to have that stereotypical runner's body. I'd just like to be a little happier with what I see in the mirror.
So I'm putting it out there. Things are going to change.