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Finally...doing it for me :)

I truly feel motivated after looking through several beautiful blogs and pages that really helped me focus. I have been planning to start dieting today (my husband and I just got back from vacation yesterday) for several days and I am newly motivated.

I want to feel sexy and beautiful and happy again...and I am always my happiest when I am in shape and exercising regularly. I am hoping this journey will be worthwhile and make me a better, happier person.

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I truly feel motivated after looking through several beautiful blogs and pages that really helped me focus. I have been planning to start dieting today (my husband and I just got back from vacation yesterday) for several days and I am newly motivated.

I want to feel sexy and beautiful and happy again...and I am always my happiest when I am in shape and exercising regularly. I am hoping this journey will be worthwhile and make me a better, happier person.

Some quotes that I found on various people's pages that are motivational:

- "To get what we've never had we must do what we've never done."
~Unknown


"Do or do not; there is no try."
~ Yoda

The First 2 Rules of Self-Improvement:
#1 - It will be difficult.
#2 - It will be worth it.

Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must; just
never give up.
- - Dean Karnazes Runner and author of Ultramarathon Man.


"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think."
~ Christopher Robin

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
~Andy Warhol

It's YOUR life. YOU are responsible for YOUR results.




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Member Since: 2/28/2009

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Fitness Minutes: 1,715

My Goals:
My Goals:
Start weight: 168

5/4/09: 166.4

GOALS
160: By May 16th
150 By June 27th
140: By August 1st
130: GOAL WEIGHT!





My Program:
I am going to try to eat completely clean
- Fruits
- Veggies
- Whole Grain Breads
- Egg Whites
- Air popped popcorn
- Oatmeal
**Anyone else eating clean and can give me tips I'd appreciate it**

Fitness:
-Start by walk/running 30-45 minutes a day and work up from there
- Drink 8 glasses of water a day
- Excercise at least 6 days a week


Personal Information:
I am from NW Indiana (born and raised in Chicago!). I am married to a wonderful man and we are working on rehabbing our house, which is crazy and giving me excuse after excuse to not cook, eat healthy, work out etc.

I am also a high school English teacher, which I really do love.

I love my dog and I can't wait until our house is somewhat completed so that she can move back in!

**I would love to meet some people through here that could motivate me and help me along and I'd love to do the same for them! **

Trying to keep things from getting out of control.

Looking for lots of weight loss buddies :)

Other Information:
I am a snowboarder, photographer and teacher :)

Other goals:
- Run a half-marathon
- Have a baby
- Get a master's degree
- Go to Europe with my husband :)
- Feel good about myself for ONCE in my life....understand that I'm doing this for ME and no one else.

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TRIDELT1171
5/27/2009 4:09:57 PM

Hey,
Here's a good site to look for halfs. You can search for certain dates or search by state even.
http://www.halfmarathons.net/index.html
Hope that helps!
I still can't decide if I'm doing the Memphis full or half in December.



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ZAZOU73
5/27/2009 12:16:46 PM

Hi Becky!

3 years ago I was really out of shape (aroound 200 pounds), so I started walking then gradually I added jogging. 2min jog, 3 min walk and then added more jogging, till I can run for 30 min without walking. With time I increase the time and now I know that I can run for an hour without problem. I am not very fast, my regular pace is 6 min par km. So I am working on speed now. The best tips that I can give to you is to listen to your body. It is normal to be sore but not for a whole week. Be sure to have good running shoes. It makes a real difference. With motivation you can accomplish all your goal.
It is to stay motivateg that I sign in for races. I live in Montreal, Canada so there is a web site call courir.org for races around here. I do not really know about in USA. I receive runners worls magazine and at the end you have a calendar with races to comes. Maybe if you go to their web site you can find races near you. I am here if you have other questions.

We could post to each other page what type of run we do everyday, if you want to.

Take care
Isabelle



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_FITNESS*DIVA_
5/27/2009 10:33:52 AM

Hii!

Thanx for adding me...I love your Honeymoon pic with you and your lovie..sooo cute!!

I wish you all the best getting to your goals, stay in touch darlin!

♥Adriana



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ZAZOU73
5/27/2009 8:54:59 AM

Hi!

I added you as a friend cause we have similar goal about weigh loss.
More than that be healthy and feel better. I also run for 3 years now
I f ever you need help I am here

Have a nice day
Isabelle



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TRIDELT1171
5/26/2009 4:12:55 PM

Welcome to the Half Marathon team and good luck with your goals this year. My best advice: pick a race, register right away and find a training plan you are comfortable with. I used a personalized training plan from runnersworld.com but I've also heard great things about Hal Higdon's plans.
Good luck and let us know how training goes!
Teresa



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