Happy new year everyone!!! I know this is coming rather late but like they say ey … ‘Better late than never.’ I lead a busy lifestyle (Don’t we all?) and for the last few weeks, work has had the best of me. I feel remorseful as I have not kept to one of my new year resolutions; which is to post a blog at least once a week (So help me God ) *winks*
Interestingly, today happens to be my weight loss decision anniversary- ; I saw it this morning in my diary ‘Started Gym things’- its the day I made a life transforming decision to get rid of fat for good! Well, I am excited on one hand but also very emotional as several emails fly into my inbox commenting on my article which was posted last week Monday on Bella Naija- Check it out! (‘http://www.bellanaija.com/2013/01/14/not-only-depressing-but-also-scary-buying-a-size-18-dress-forced-28-year-old-tayo-badejo-to-get-on-the-fitness-ride-6-tips-to-effective-weight-loss/’). I received over 50 emails from people who read the article and I am still replying the emails. I must say, I am totally overwhelmed. I thank and appreciate everyone who read the article, posted comments on the article and sent me emails. If I haven’t replied your email, it means I haven’t gotten to it (Smiles)…. Thank you….
The comments and emails have given me more insight into how people feel about their weight. I do believe weight loss can be achieved by anyone. Some people tell me that it is easy for me to say that after accomplishing significant success. I can confidently say that anyone can lose weight if they choose to because the same model I used has been applied by hundreds of people all around the world and they have achieved tremendous success. Coming close to home, I have extremely overweight friends, some of my supposed lazy friends, friends who have had kids with CS, working class people, stay at home- people……in short all kinds of people who have met their weight –loss goals and taken on a healthy lifestyle. Weight loss is drawn on a very simple logic; if you eat less than you burn, you will lose weight.
Saturday the 19th of January woke me up to some inspiration and a huge challenge. I was getting so excited on how our FADD Fitness Party turned out I was still basking in the euphoria when I read about a friend of mine who was living her dream; running her first marathon. To a regular runner of marathons, this might not be a big deal, but to me, it is huge.
Everyone that knows me well enough knows that I have a “soft- spot” for running. I started running in February 2012 and ever since then I have been building myself up to run more and more. I ran my first 10km on the 21st of July 2012 with my running buddy Esther but since then I have been the Queen of 10Ks……I could run 10km without breaking a sweat but anything above it was so hard. Last week Saturday the 12th, my runners club ‘Ikeja Runners Club’ ran over 13km. My girlfriends’ achievement inspired a holiday run on Thursday, 24th of January; we’ll be running half a marathon at the Ikeja Runners Club. I have been preparing for the run, psychologically, spiritually and physically.
Now that I am done losing the weight, setting a fitness goal for myself this year came in fairly quickly. I chose a running goal. My goal is to run at least one Marathon (42km) on or before my 30th birthday in November.
Wish me luck people…………Don’t forget to set your fitness goals for the year and celebrate your milestones as you forge ahead. *smiles*
See you next week…. Bye for now!