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Small victories

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

5 years ago I was an avid runner. I ran every day that I could. I loved it. Then I moved into a house with mold. My asthma kicked into overdrive and I stopped running. It was awful, and even though we don't live there anymore I still struggle with it. But this morning I went for a run. It was my first real run in years. Up to this point I've been hanging out on the elliptical or power walking. Not today. I ran 1.4 miles in 15:59. I'm not super speedy, and it sure wasn't pretty, but I did it. I DID IT! I know it doesn't seem like much, but getting out there and running felt good. And the best part was that I didn't even need my inhaler. I'm so excited and proud of myself for getting out there and doing it. And tomorrow I will do it again. A day at a time, and one small victory at a time.



I know, and yet I still don't do...

Monday, October 22, 2012

There are days I get really frustrated when I don't take care of myself even though I know how. Like, I can't remember the last time I've gotten to bed before 11. I really think it's wearing on me too. I'm dragging every morning and have no energy to work out or really just function. So even though it means I won't see hubby when he gets home from work (around 1am) I think I need to get back to a set sleep schedule. And I need to get back to taking my medicine at the same time every day. And drinking water. And working out consistently. I need to just do what I know needs to be done.

On the positive side I have been keeping up with meal planning. That means less eating out, and less money wasted. At least there is that, and I'm loving putting that saved money into our savings account. So I guess I'm not totally off track. I do need a kick in the butt to get the rest on track though.

A day at a time I guess...

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SQUIRRELLYONE 10/23/2012 9:23AM

    Sometimes it's REALLY hard to stick to a bedtime. I try, but there are so many things going on in my day that I sacrifice sleep for me time (finished a book last night only 1.5 hours past my bedtime!)

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PLATINUM755 10/22/2012 11:32PM

    Absolutely a day at a time, and baby steps. The power is in YOU to make your goals happen. Be gentle and kind on yourself but emoticon emoticon

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Finally not sick!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Yay! So now I need to get back to working out, hard core. It's time to get more faithful on Spark again too. It's amazing how easy it is to get off track once you get sick. Ah well. No excuses now. Time to git r dun. And I'm dragging 2 friends along for the ride. Tomorrow: Death by Jillian. Muhahahaha.

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WALNUT5612 9/26/2012 10:39AM


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Warrior Dash training begins...NOW!

Friday, September 07, 2012

I decided that I need a goal to work towards to get my motivation back. So after much peer pressure by several of my friends that are going to the Warrior Dash, I've decided to jump on the bandwagon.

Training started today. My focus right now is on endurance and strength training. I have a ton of time, so no excuses for not being ready. I'm really excited! Scared because I've never done anything like this before, but excited nonetheless.

emoticon Let's do it!

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DO4FIT 9/7/2012 11:13AM

    way to go! you'll love it and have a blast

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BOBBYS1GIRL 9/7/2012 11:04AM

    Hey Kim! There is one for the Warrior Dash that I plan to do. But I'm also talking to a friend of mine who has done Tough Mudder and is signing up for the World's Toughest Mudder for some of his training tips. I've never done any of this stuff before so it's nice to have advice and training tips from people who have.

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KIMMARIE11 9/7/2012 10:52AM

    What are you doing for training? I know there is a really nice training schedule for the Tough Mudder. Is there one for the Warrior Dash? Good luck and definitely have fun.

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WALNUT5612 9/7/2012 10:51AM


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Procrastination station

Thursday, September 06, 2012

I'm in a rut. Even when I force myself to work out I'm not giving it my all. It's the 6th day of the month and I've managed to get in all of 15 minutes of exercise. I know what I need to do. I know why I need to do it. I've written inspirational posts about it. But frankly, I can't seem to care right now.

It's days like these that I wish a had a trainer to push me and keep me going when I want to give up. And it couldn't be a nice trainer either- oh no. I'd run right over them. I need someone who enjoys ticking me off and making me work harder. Lol.

Ah well. Guess I need to suck it up and keep pressing on. Is a half-hearted workout better than no workout at all?

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HALFWRITTEN 9/6/2012 11:27PM

    Half hearted is always better than nothing. My daughters been sick this week and I've missed almost every work out this week. I just keep chanting "You're not behind, you're just getting started." I keep chanting it regardless of when I might have "started" a particular healthy exercise routine or change in diet.

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CASSIE-O 9/6/2012 3:30PM

    I have got 60 minutes Zumba. I guess that makes me just as bad as you. UGH

Something is better than nothing!

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