Hey y'all –
So earlier this week I wrote a column about my goal to lose 75 pounds. I've had a lot of readers ask me to keep them up-to-date on my progress, and I thought this blog would be the best way to do it.
It's been two months since I started trying to lose weight and get healthy, and in that two months I've lost about 20 pounds. It hasn't always been easy, it hasn't always been fun, but it has always been interesting.
So I'll keep y'all up-to-date on my progress or talk about things that have helped me along the way. Keep in mind, I am not a doctor, and I have definitely not always been on the most perfect journey to weight loss. So, if you're serious about losing weight, be sure to talk to your own doctor/fitness trainer/a professional so you can create the best plan for you.
By the way – you may be wondering where I got the name of this blog, "Keep Running."
Let me say, I am NOT a runner. I actually even hate the treadmill with the power of a thousand suns. But that phrase is one I've repeated to myself countless times in the last two months.
When I work out, I have to have something interesting piping through my headphones, whether it's music or a podcast. My favorite band is My Chemical Romance, and I've been playing its new album, "Danger Days," almost non-stop while I'm at the gym. The band's single, "Sing," is pretty inspirational (you may have heard it on "The X Factor" or "Glee"), but late in the song, lead singer Gerard Way shouts, "Keep running!" Every time I hear that, it makes me push even harder on the elliptical or whatever machine I'm on. It's inspired me, and I hope it inspires you.
So starts Keep Running. Keep up with me and be sure to throw in your own ideas and tips! The more the merrier!