Friday, July 27, 2012


I'm just going to put this out here. This is me, ten months post-partum.

While I wasn't a supermodel pre-partum, the aftermath of a baby is not hot folks. NOT. HOT. The thing is, this body right now is my reality, but not my future, and I can't just treat it like crap because it isn't what I wish it would be. This paragon of un-hotness has developed, birthed and nourished three beautiful babies, which is awesome, and deserving of respect. It became what it is because of me, no excuses here, but it will become healthy and strong because of me too, no excuses. My goal right now is to learn to love and respect this body, as it is now, this body that I have hated and been at odds with most of my adult life. This is not an easy process, to undo so many years of disrespect. I can though.

This is my plan, a century ride. A canadian century though. I came up with this a couple years ago, after I did the MS Bike Tour. Because I can be lazy at times I chose not to do it, but I have regretted that choice ever since. It will take place on Thanksgiving weekend, and my route is from my home to my aunt and uncle's house for our gathering.  

The other part of my plan is to not set a weight loss goal. That's right, all I'm going to do is eat well and train hard. My goal is to condition my body to the point where it can ride a bike for 100km in a row. Simple. I will also be posting about my training here as a log to hopefully keep me motivated. This is only just the beginning, but I need my body to be strong if I am going to be able to attain my dreams, be the person I see in my head. 

Behind this big ass is an athlete folks, just wait and see.

1 comment:

Pearl said...

You're back blogging! Hooray! I'm looking forward to following your progress up to (and past) Thanksgiving... Go Cara!!!