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Out with the old. In with the new! MAKE YOU A PRIORITY!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wow! What a year 2011 has been. If the "old" (2011) was good imagine what the "new" (2012) can be like. Great things begin to happen when you make yourself a priority. My health and happiness is mostly up to me and how I treat myself.

I am much happier when I take care of myself. When I exercise, eat right and get enough sleep I feel so much better all the way around. Amazing how such seemingly simple things can make or break my day. I have great struggles with making me a priority some days. When I stick to my guns and say "I must do this first for me", everything else always seems to work out. The world doesn't stop spinning when I go and exercise or even go to bed a little earlier. I may stress a little more wondering how will I get it all done but I always seem to manage.

Some people think I am obsessed. I honestly don't think that I am. I just know that I must make this a priority if I am going to keep the weight off and be healthy. I have been maintaining my weight for 20 months. That is awesome and that is what happens you MAKE YOU A PRIORITY!

Happy New Year!!!

  
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FREECLOUD 1/2/2012 12:22PM

    Sounds like a good self pep talk. I know that when I'm balanced, the world is a better place and people find me easier to get along with :). This would be a good blog to come back to when you need a self reminder ;)

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ELISADENK 12/31/2011 4:02PM

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LILY8486 12/31/2011 10:22AM

    You are the only one who can decide if certain things are right... It sounds like you are doing an awesome job!!!

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SUZWARNR 12/31/2011 9:55AM

    I hope 2012 is even better than 2011. I agree that we need to make ourselves a priority again. Here's hoping 2012 will be off to a great start!

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Lungs are protesting but the body is rejoicing!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Finally feel good enough to go and walk/run! Not up to full speed and a complete run but I did run today! 3 miles! I would say 60% walking and 40% running. Woohoo!

My lungs were putting up a little protest but my body was all for it! So was my mind. I am a runner and I have got to run! Wow....how did this happen?

My son and I were talking about my race coming up on Saturday and how I would do since I have been sick. He said "Is it a 5K?" and I replied "Yeah it's just a 5K, I could do that in my sleep". Ha ha! I really have come along way.

You go girl! emoticon

  
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FREECLOUD 12/9/2011 9:20AM

    Awesome attitude! I have no doubt you'll have a great race on Saturday. Enjoy!

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FAERY_FACE 12/9/2011 1:40AM

    Fantastic! You are a true runner and a rockstar! Well done indeed. I am so glad you could start running again! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Today's "Healthy Reflection"

Monday, December 05, 2011

A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse.

- Stephen Dolley Jr


This is a great quote for me. I try very hard not to make excuses and do what needs to get done. Instead of listening to the reasons why I can't, I tell myself HOW I CAN!

"No excuses, only results"
I know when I am BSing myself. I've got the committee in my head telling me so.

I cannot run today, but I can do some resistance band exercises and light stretching.
Again, it starts with my choices.

  
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Life in the slow lane.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

I have been in the slow lane this week and I don't like it. I have been fighting a cold and it is quite a battle. I thought I should just take it easy and let it take it's course. Rest would be good for me and maybe the rest would make the cold go easier and faster. Well it did not.

I have Asthma and I am very susceptible to Bronchitis. I know that I need to take it easy or I could be in trouble. I have lost my voice and I feel like doggie do-do. I did go for a nice easy hike yesterday for about 2 hours with my son and that was real nice. The sunshine and fresh air felt great.

I have a 5k coming up on Saturday and I wanted to try to PR but it looks like I may just have to settle for finishing. Oh well, I guess all things considered, "just finishing" isn't so bad.

Please pass the tissues. Sniffle.

  
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THISTIMEMYWAY 12/5/2011 1:51AM

    You are a fighter :) Even with all that, you managed to go hiking?!

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Today I am a runner!!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The boss let us leave 45 minutes, Woohoo! What do I do with my extra time? I quick change my clothes and go run 3 miles while it is still daylight! Yes! I totally enjoyed my run on a cloudy, windy, cool and dreary, almost dark day. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I was actually bummed that I had to stop running after 3 miles because it was getting dark and where I was running you mustn't be after dark.

I'm not sure when this happened to me but I AM A RUNNER!

I have also decided that I am going to train for a half marathon that is in September. I am open to any ideas or suggetsions to "get it done".

You go girl!!!!

  
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THISTIMEMYWAY 11/28/2011 7:59PM

    Wow!!! I can't wait for that to happen to me. You are a runner! emoticon emoticon

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FREECLOUD 11/26/2011 7:43PM

    Sounds like that awesome 10k time got to you ;) Really happy for you - can't think of a better way to end a race than to find out you've beat your expected time! Agree with the Hal Higdon recommendation for the half. You can absolutely do it!

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SUZWARNR 11/24/2011 5:45AM

    Thanks awesome! Congrats! You'll love the half-marathon. Check out Hal Higdon's plans. I think they're great. :)

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KGLOVER71 11/23/2011 9:13PM

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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