My Royal Marines Commando Challenge 2018
Posted on January 25th 2018 by Amy Murphy
My name is Amy and I am undertaking the 10k “Courage” Commando Challenge this Oct. Tonight I put my justgiving fundraising page live and I promised the lovely Sarah, from Royal Marines Commando Challenge that I would write a monthly blog for the RMCC website …. So here we are!
So why am I blogging about having signed up for this event …. A number of reasons really; this is the first time I have ever done anything like this in my life! I am a bit – ok more than a bit – overweight, I am not a fitness gal, I love pizza and wine and cake and biscuits and vegging out in front of the tv in my pjs when I get home, and this June I will turn 40! I’ve not really given a lot of thought to this milestone birthday until the last few months it’s kinda’ crept up on me and I am actually quite scared at the thought of being 40, unfit, unhealthy and overweight! So to cut a long story short, friends of mine thought this event would be great for me – something to challenge me (on every freakin’ level), a target to aim for, and something that demands that I get myself in shape! And here I am!
I work full time as a PA and run my own part time photography business and find that I am on the go for 18 hours a day. So when I began to seriously consider how I would find the time to go to the gym or go for a walk …. I knew I was mad. I cannot magic hours out of thin air! But then my sister and biggest supporter pointed out that I can’t keep moaning about the way I look and feel, if I am not prepared to put in the effort to make a difference. Sometimes harsh words and reality checks are needed to keep me on the right track!
So, here we are, 25 days into 2018 and 7lbs lighter than I started the New Year. It’s not about the numbers, this I know, but for me, I need to see the proof that my giving up the chocolates and pizza is working.
I will be blogging every month now up until the end of September, sharing my training progress and weight loss results and then my last and final blog will be after I have completed the 10k course on 14 Oct!
In closing, I think it’s important to remember that we can make a difference if we want to … the next 263 days are going to be tough, and at times they will hurt, and I know I will have to push myself but I have never been more determined than I am right now! If I can do this, anyone can do this!
See you at the finish line!
If you would like to sponsor Amy check out her Justgiving page.
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