Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Those were the goals I had set for 2010...can we all zone in on the fact that Mission Mollie was my number one goal!? And for the most part of the year, I stuck on it! Because of my perseverance, I am almost 40 pounds lighter than I was at this time last year and I couldn't be happier. For the first time in a very, very long time, I stuck to my guns and saw out my resolutions throughout the year and I'm a happier person because of it.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
In January I started out on a journey to get healthy and find out who I truly am, and four months into this journey I’m fourty-three pounds lighter and so much happier. Now, I’m about to embark on the next phase of this journey by participating in my very first half marathon. Yes, I really am crazy enough to commit to walk and run 13.1 miles in one go, so in October I will be participating in the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon.
I’m training with a beautiful organization called Team in Training (www.teamintraining.org) and I’ve committed to run this half marathon not just for myself, but for the millions of people that suffer every year from Leukemia and Lymphoma. I get to improve my health, while raising money and awareness so that other people can improve and better their lives as well. How amazing is that?
I really want to help make a difference in other people’s lives, but I can’t do it alone. So, I need YOUR help. Please, give what you can…ever bit helps. If you’re not able to lend your financial support, moral support is greatly appreciated as well. I know this leg of my journey is going to be a tough one. But the hardest things in life are the most worthwhile, right?My fundraising page: http://pages.teamintraining.org/la/diswine10/lfayard
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Everyone should mark down October 2 on their calendars, because it is a very important date. Why is that you ask? Because October 2 will be the day my mom, my best friend, and I embark on our very first half marathon. But this isn't just any old half marathon, it goes through 3 of the parks at Disney and ends at Epcot! Being as I've never actually been in any of the Disney parks before, I'm as excited as a 5 year old.
If you had told me four months ago that I even thought walking/running 13.1 miles was even a slight possibility for me, I would have laughed right in your face, and then felt bad about it. I actually believe that I can do this half marathon, and I'm not talking about a delusional blind faith in myself. I whole-heartedly feel that I can achieve this goal. The organization that is doing this has a program where you train with a group every Saturday in addition to training on your own throughout the week. They also have clinics you can go to and mentors and coaches that help you every step of the way.
But, there's a catch..
Each participant has to raise a minimum of $1900 in order to participate. Needless to say my faith in managing to raise that amount of money before October 2 is not unwavering. It's pretty much a non-existent faith. But I'm going to try my hardest to achieve it.
In a week or two, I should have my very own website in association with Team in Training (http://www.teamintraining.org/) for donations, if anyone is interested in helping my dream come true! Every little bit helps!
This Thursday when I weigh in, I promise to update my weekly weigh-in which I know is about 3 weeks behind.
In the mean time, I went to Orlando a couple of weekends ago to see one of my beautiful best friends off to work in Disney for 7 months. The trip was short but so amazing, so I thought I'd share a few pictures with you guys :)
(we even have our trustworthy bottle of rum on hand)