Tuesday, May 04, 2010
"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."
-Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder
I finally started the couch to 5k program. I think I am going to love running. After wheezing through the first two cycles I was feeling great. Then, I got this huge cramp up the right side of my body. I only waited about 45mins after I ate supper. I think Thursday I'll wait longer, or run at a different time. Since I was cramping so bad, the last two cycles I only ran half the stated time. However, I finished and am proud of myself. I even had some of the aches and pains I had (which I know are from stress) go away. Yay! for running. I'm definitely going to keep this up.
I started running because I was walking at 4mph. I decided if I wanted to move faster, I would have to run. I can do this!!!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
"Moral courage and character go hand in hand... a man of real character is consistently courageous, being imbued with a basic integrity and a firm sense of principle."
"Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it."
~Dwight D. Eisenhower
I love the feeling of being able to spread the Spark! I have started mine and my fire is burning, now it is time to pass on the spark to get the fire of others burning. It will take a lot of courage, which I am building every day, and a sense of personal values and beliefs that I know how to stand up for. It is a wonderful thing when you see others excited about something because you helped them to see how exciting it is.
I can spread that spark through my friends, family, co-workers and people I meet on a daily basis. I am ready and excited to do my part.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
"Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle."
I am well into my lifestyle change. Things are going smoothly and I am very happy with what I see ahead. I know there will be many obstacles to overcome, but by taking them one day at a time I will persevere. I am more motivated than ever to follow my dreams and be the me I know I can be. I am seeing so much progress that is it unbelievable: my energy levels are up, I am doing more of what I want to in life, I have gotten back to my optimistic self, I am losing inches and I am losing weight. I will pat myself on the back every day and continue on with all the changes I am seeing.
Get An Email Alert Each Time DETERMINED_SOUL Posts