I’m Ashley (McMillan) Weightman. I grew up in the small town of Wimbledon, North Dakota. In 2005 I moved to Bismarck to go to school where I graduated from the University of Mary with a Bachelors Degree in Communications and Business. I ...
I’m Ashley (McMillan) Weightman. I grew up in the small town of Wimbledon, North Dakota. In 2005 I moved to Bismarck to go to school where I graduated from the University of Mary with a Bachelors Degree in Communications and Business. I began working at the CBS affiliate as a reporter while in college and spent three years there. From CBS, I moved to Devils Lake to work at WDAZ-TV for a year, before continuing to work at WDAZ in Grand Forks. I married the love of my life Travis on June 23, 2012 and we now live in Bismarck with our three year old son, Corbin. Travis works at KXMB-TV and I at KLJ Engineering and attend Rasmussen College where I’m pursing a Bachelors Degree in Human Resources Management and Organizational Leadership.
Weight has been a struggle for me since I can remember. I do well for a while and then fall off the wagon. Four years ago I lost nearly 50lbs and was doing great. Two months after maintaining my weight, I found out that I was pregnant and gained 70lbs in nine months. I figured after I had Corbin, some of the pounds would fall off. Corbin weight 8lbs 12oz and I only lost 3lbs. Ever since December of 2009, I’ve been doing fad diets for about a month, trying the gym on and off, and eat healthy and nothing seems to be working. I’ve recently had some health issues and my doctor told me that in order to have more children and be a part of my children’s life, I need to lose weight, but most importantly, I need to do it for me.
Well it seems life has gotten away with me. When it's raining I try and clean house and do homework. When the sun is shining I must be outside. Work has started on our house, I was offered a full-time job in Human Resources, and did I mention I did the Color Splash Fun Dash 5k?!!!!
I'm not going to lie to you, it was hard. I think I would have done better had this HUGE hill not been taunting us at the mile mark and again at the 2.5 mile mark. It was HUGE!!!! My sisters, a friend, and I all started together, but Lauren and Sara are avid runners, whereas Andrea and I run when we feel it is neccessary. The had five different color stations and at the beginning we threw packets of color in the air before the shotgun start. We ran until we were at the bottom of the hill. Boy did my glutes feel that hill as soon as we were at the top. We then ran again when we caught our breath and when we crossed the finish line.
That was the greatest feeling ever; crossing the finish line and having people cheering for you was awesome!! My son and husband were there and Corbin ran up and gave me a hug and said, "great job mom, you did it!" That reason right there, is why, that same day, I signed up for another 5k. It's a glow run at night. You run by the light of and with glow sticks and they also throw color at you. I'm excited and even got my mom to do it!
I finished the Color Splash Fun Dash under the time I had wanted and I had a goal of beating certain people and I did, so life was good!! Except for the fact that my hair line was pink for a couple of days and my feet had some blue on them. But I can't wait until next year!
Here is to training and blogging more!!!