- Posted November 28, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
CNN Fit Nation: 2014 Triathlon Challenge
I Want MORE!!
Hi, my name is Barbara Warren, and I want to be a member of the CNN 2014 Fit Nation Challenge team!
I sent you a video last year to be a part of the 2013 team, but I’m sure it must have been lost; I was supposed to be on Annette’s team! :) She is such an amazing lady, and I really wanted to meet her. I guess I’ll have to wait until next year, as I’m sure she will be in Malibu again!
Anyway, today is Thanksgiving, and I would first like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I would also like to tell you that I am so thankful for this past year – my health and happiness and the love and support of my family and friends. This time last year, I was running 5K races and having a great time! But I wanted MORE (“The Saga of Baby Divine”). So, I pushed my Re-Set button and started training for my first half marathon. With a lot of help from great friends, and a lot of working through some running form issues, I was able to complete my first half in Baltimore on October 12. But now I want MORE!
Just a few days ago – I don’t remember what led up to the comment – but my husband paid me the best compliment ever! After being together for 37 years, he told me that he likes the way I look now more than the way I looked then . . . except for the extra spread around my middle! As soon as I heard the word “except”, I knew what he was going to say, and I didn’t take issue with it at all. I feel the same way! I’ve inherited my mother’s apple shape, and I call it my ‘heart attack fat”!! I have worked this past year to transform myself and improve my health, but I still have a ways to go. Now, I want to get rid of it once and for all for my husband as well! Next year, I want to hear him say that he likes the way I look now more than the way I looked when we first met. Period!!
So, I am pushing my Re-Set button again and want you to choose me. I want to and will do this for myself and for my husband. For us and for, hopefully, many more years of our life together! I want MORE!!