We’ve watched for a few years now as Valerie Bertinelli worked with Jenny Craig to lose more than 40 pounds following the weight loss program. Impressively she’s lost the weight, kept it off, and continues to motivate herself and others to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Last year, Valerie donned a green bikini on the cover of People Magazine, in a celebratory move that showed that a 40-something woman could lose the weight and look better than ever!
Now, in another brave move to continue her journey, she has announced she’ll be running the Boston Marathon, almost a year after the bikini debut and four days shy of her fiftieth birthday.
“I’m really going to do it,” Bertinelli shared with Meredith Viera on the Today Show. “I’m training right now, and come April 19, four days before my 50th birthday, I’ll be running 26.2 miles.”
The five-foot-two star’s current weight is in the 120s. She’ll be running the Boston Marathon to raise research money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.