A whole new experience....

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Just in case I hadn't mentioned it.... I'm on holidays. I went to see Dr Bowden and Trudy Williams (dietitian) on Friday and both were very pleased with my progress. Dr B did ask about my wine intake and I was truthful. He had a good belly laugh when I told him we were off to wine country after our visit with him. He asked me how did Trudy take it when I told her where we were going? Her response was that at wine tasting, YOU MUST SPIT IT OUT! We both had a good laugh and like I said to him.... AT LEAST I'M BEING HONEST!

We spoke of my goals and I have totally put out there that I am doing a half marathon mid this year. I told Dr B and he made the notes in my file. No backing out now! I am scared sh1tless about doing this half marathon, but I am so sick and tired of not following though with things. I told hubby about doing it and he just rolled his eyes and basically told me that I wouldn't be able to do it. Now in his defence, I have talked about doing half marathons for years and never followed through with a training program. For the next couple of days after we discussed it, I realised that I was telling myself that I could never do it. THIS IS JUST NOT ME! When somebody tells me that I can't do it, I dig my heels in and show them that I can.


I went and had a pair of running shoes fitted today at Active Stride and can I just say that they were amazing! The gentlemen, Glen that served me was so helpful and couldn't do enough to make sure that I had the right running shoes. Even though they knew that I was a complete beginner they offered nothing but support and the best advice. For anyone in the Brisbane area who is thinking of taking up running... go and see the guys at Active Stride!

So in wine country I will continue with my couch to 5k running program. I need to prove to not only myself but to others THAT I CAN DO THIS! Watch this space!

Shopping has been amazing this trip! I am now fitting comfortably into a smaller size 16 on the bottom and size 14's on top! I have picked up some amazing outfits and am loving the fact that I can buy from most shops. I still struggle to think that things will fit me. In Myer I was still trying on 18's and found myself wondering around the plus size areas of the store. I had to keep reminding myself that I am no longer that size. HOW GREAT IS THAT!

Well I need to get off here and start getting ready for an early dinner before we head off tomorrow!

I'll be back from wine country!


Anonymous said...


What an amazing goal! Good luck!

Em :)

Girl Bandit said...

I agree...you can do it...so dig those heels in and show everyone that you can. Where is wine country in QLD??? I love wine too

Sandy Lee said...

I just read your blog from the beginning and it says so much. I know things won't be smooth all the time. I am just beginning this adventure so feel good that I don't have to go it alone. Your progress has been wonderful.

Oh, and I had a couple of glasses of wine last night too. I'm only supposed to be on liquids so was left with little choice :-)

Drazil said...

Oh I want to do a marathon too! I've always talked about it! Good luck! I found your blog through Shaggs - would love for you to follow me too!