Running …

… because I can … because it's fun … because it's healthy … just BECAUSE.

A re-commitment for 2012

Dear Me,
Remember 8 years ago how you finally made that decision to lose weight? Remember how you looked like this:

pre-running days

In the past 8 years you’ve done a lot — you lost 40 pounds, you have run dozens of races including three marathons, you even like salads.

You know, though, that you’ve been saying for a while you want to lose those “final” 10 pounds. In reality, those “final” 10 pounds consist of several pounds that have been gained or lost over this 8-year span, nagging at you when your jeans get a little tighter.

Remember that drive and determination from the beginning of 2004? The running, the lifting weights, the drastically changed diet — it was truly a new lifestyle. You have done a fairly good job at keeping a lot of those things going, but there are times you let that slip.

But as the calendar changes to another year, there’s no better time than now to recommit, get back to eating much better all of the time, cross train consistently and to make 2012 an even better year than 2011.

Yes, you, it’s time …

Sincerely,
Me

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  • Mary Carter Stallings says:

    I need to write a similar note to myself. I maintained until Christmas eve and then the old habits came back. Trying to get my head on straight for 2012 to finally get the last 5 (can I really still call it baby weight) lbs off for good. I am so pleased with how far I've come this year but I know if I fuel myself better…I will just continue to rep those benefits. How does one grow to love salads anyway?

    December 29, 2011 at 3:04 pm
  • Charlene Ragsdale says:

    What a great post, David! I am going to share this on my FB/Twitter page and challenge others to write a "Dear Me" letter.

    Happy New Year! Thanks for all you do for the running community

    December 29, 2011 at 5:47 pm
  • Michelle (Twitter: @RunAttitude) says:

    Great post – Happy New Year!

    December 29, 2011 at 5:55 pm
  • Dave N. says:

    I hear you, bro…I lost close to 70 lbs back in 2007, and I gained back about 15 in the past 2 years. I need to drop those 15 again, by doing what I did 5 years ago…smart eating, exercise, and willpower. I'll recommit myself, too!

    December 30, 2011 at 7:10 am
  • Steena says:

    GoodGood, recommit, I know you'll do it. You get plenty of activity in, so just good monitoring on the eating will get you there no problem.

    December 30, 2011 at 10:11 am
  • Carly @ CarlyBananas says:

    That's a great letter to yourself! You've really made such an awesome change to your life!
    My recent post What I’ll be Doing in 2012 (If the World Doesn’t End)

    December 30, 2011 at 2:44 pm
  • Michelle says:

    Great letter David. Your inspiring and pretty amazing. I am glad to call you friend.

    I need to recommit ~ it's so hard. But, I will try. Thanks!!!! HNY!!!!

    December 30, 2011 at 4:38 pm
  • P90X Workout Review says:

    The important thing to remember is that habits are hard to break so if you develop good, healthy habits instead of bad ones the the battle is almost over. Make all you habits good ones!

    January 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

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