Reflecting on my past 12 weeks

Twelve weeks ago when I was told that I would be running on April 22nd, I understood it as, “you will do your best to run, but if walking is your best, you can do this”  Needless to say, I did not believe I would be running. Most of the last three months have been positive and I feel stronger than I ever have.  I have 35-55 pounds to go to where I would like to be, BUT I am comfortable in my skin again after 10.5 lbs have disappeared, and a total of almost 12 inches are gone from my chest, waist, hips, thighs, and arms!!! I have also lost 1% on my BMI and 1.8% Body Fat since the beginning!

There have been many rough days and sore days, and days it was difficult to get out of bed,but I succeeded in this journey for me. There have been more good days than bad days. I still have areas in my lifestyle I need to do better, but thanks to this support group,our trainers Doug, Leslie, and Brooke, I feel prepared to continue this journey on. Thank you to His Radio for this opportunity to kick myself back into gear. Last June I cried to my doctor because I was upset that I gained all my baby weight back almost a year after my daughter was born,and since he prescribed me to an exercise routine in July 2016, I have lost 15.2 lbs, 1.8% BMI, 1.8% Body Fat, 2.5 inches in my waist, 2 inches in Hips, 2.25 in chest, thighs R-2.75″, L-4″, Arms R-3.25″, L-2.75″. I’m monitoring my numbers as I’ve seen how the inches and how I feel is my better gauge to success than the awful scale. It’s obvious from my numbers that RBL did more for me in 3 months than doing it on my own for 6-7 months.

I open to organizing a running group if anyone wants to join to keep this going. Connie and I agreed tonight that we are going to continue to meet once a week and begin working up to a 10k. Who else is in???

Categories: Melissa Roper

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