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10/24/12 9:54 A
I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with leukemia in 2006 right after the birth of my 6 year old son, Noah. I was only 26. Now my mom has breast cancer, and she's having a really rough time with it. Last week, a couple of friends on facebook asked me if I would like to walk with them at an event that took place last Saturday. I have wanted to go on a cancer walk for a long time, but never thought that I could. My own cancer left me weak and on disability. I was scared, but I really wanted to walk for my mom, so I went. I started out breathing a little heavy, but I never gave up. I never even sat down! I trudged through...as if on a mission. And after crossing the finish line, I learned that I had just finished not a 3K, like I had originally thought, but a 5K! I am so thankful that I went! It was one one the most rewarding things I've ever done for myself and for my mom. I plan to keep doing them every year from now on because now... I know I can!!!
Fitness Minutes: (85,899)
10/24/12 9:25 A
Excellent question and awesome answers!!!
My moment was this morning when I could see a difference in my stomach (it's only been 12 pounds gone) AND I tried on pants in the next size down and they fit (a little snug...but I didn't have to suck in my breath to zip/button!!).
Fitness Minutes: (12,388)
287 10/24/12 9:18 A
I attended a Zumba class last night, and even though I wanted to poop out and leave after 10 minutes, I stuck it out and had a great time.
Two Saturday's ago I completed my first 10k race. I have never been a runner and I am not a fast runner either but that is changing. I trained for 9 weeks and finished it in 1:00:26 which was faster than my usual 10 minute per mile pace. I was so proud of myself for doing this and that my family was there to cheer me on! Aiming for a half marathon next year! Great question!
10/24/12 5:19 A
I really like this question and am trying to remember. Hmmmm. I met my goal weight and was happy, but did not take the time to be proud. I have felt proud when complimented, but I realize my self pride needs a little work!
10/24/12 5:17 A
"The greater the challenge, the greater the struggle, the greater the intrinsic reward." Captain Ary Hobbel, UAL (ret.)
I feel pleased with myself any time that I accomplish any victory, large or small. Recently, in the area of fitness, it was last week when I didn't have ice cream (my favorite treat!). Last Saturday I completed a 6 mile walk after having been ill with a lung infection for five months. (Nothing compared to the five mile runs I was doing in early May, but walking comes before running after a long illness.) It turns out that the 6 miles was too far and it set me back, but at least I did it.
The biggest fitness challenge was completing a 1/2 marathon at ages 25, 35, and 50.
But nothing compares to having completed my bachelor's degree and teaching certificate in 1984 after working at it for seven years as a single mother. Right next to that was earning my FAA private and instrument pilots licenses (1986 and 1997 respectively).
What is your challenge today?
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10/24/12 1:14 A
when I was doing the C25K program consistently earlier this year!
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309 10/24/12 1:04 A
When I completed my educational goals that would lead to my new career, unfortunately though I'm not employed yet :o( But I'm proud I completed my training. :o)
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40 10/23/12 11:47 P
When I walked out of my midterm for a really challenging class knowing I had studied hard and done well! :)
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10/23/12 10:25 P
Last week I finally fit into jeans one size smaller. also I resisted the halloween candy that I had bought early. I wrapped it up in the bag and locked it away in a closet.
Today, I taught the first day of a new course and it went great!
10/23/12 6:30 P
Today it was 40 degrees and pouring rain but I still laced up and ran a wet 7.7 miles:)
10/23/12 5:25 P
This is a GREAT board topic. I might have to start a 30 day - daily pride - feed.
I am so proud that I worked out today - AND did strength training as part of my workout! Woot Woot!
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10,180 10/23/12 5:23 P
I do not remember feeling good about myself . there is always that little voice in the back of my mind that tells me i am lacking in many skills . I get answers on some of my posts have one i can think of that when i read her comments to me i know she thinks i am stupid. I know that not everyone likes everybody. she makes me want to quite .
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1,056 10/23/12 5:10 P
About 10 minutes ago when I finished INSANITY Max Interval Plyo for the first time.
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10/23/12 4:47 P
Today when I forgot to bring my lunch to work and my boss offered to bring me some fast food on her way back from a meeting. I said no...and that's a first!
10/23/12 3:24 P
Yesterday when I went to my meeting with my diabetic councelor. I went prepared with SP printouts of exercise, blood glucose levels and meals for the last week and sang the praises of SPand she was very happy with what she saw.. My goal for the last month was to lose 5 lbs. When I stepped on the scale I only lost 4.7 lbs BUT I lost 5.5 inches. This last week I have really started to feel that I am succeeding in becoming healthier because I am feeling a difference in my clothes.
I think one reason I am addicted to races is the awesome feeling I have when I do cross the finish line. I'm glad you didn't give up on your 10K. I feel proud of myself for all I have accomplished with the help of Sparkpeople. I not only got back down to a healthy weight, but I went further and hit my dream weight. Now I'm just working on improving my fitness level and possibly finding a program to get a degree or certificate in so I can help other people as a fitness professional.
Wow, I've been looking for a new board and this one really hit home. I have many accomplishments in my life . . . kids, grandkids, completed a bachelors and a masters after I turned 35, awesome job, great friends, etc. However, I have very little support in my life and I realized after reflecting on this question that I work hard not to feel proud, because I don't have anyone in my life that is proud of me. I noticed that I hide or bury my pride because my accomplishments seem to trigger my husband to jealousy and/or irritation. I have stumbled on this observation many times during this marriage, but now that we are empty nesters it's becoming something I really need to deal with. Thanks for posing the question and getting me thinking about this in a healthy fashion.
Fitness Minutes: (52,553)
10/23/12 9:48 A
AWESOME, JULIEPANN! Totally gonna have to friend ya so we can keep tabs on our progress! When's yours? :)
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746 10/23/12 9:27 A
I can do more lunges and do them better!
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1,667 10/23/12 9:27 A
My son : ) he has made me proud in so many ways! I did it all by myself with my little house, my little old car, my go no where job and my LOVE and GOD he is a man I am SO proud of : )
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159 10/23/12 8:04 A
My First 10k :) I was all but ready to give up on the last 2 miles...my ipod went dead....I was exhausted then all of a sudden an older gentleman (much older) passed me....on the back of his shirt read "you can do this!" I got a sudden burst of energy and took off! There was nothing like the feeling of crossing that finish line!
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