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2nd day of 2014 and i just registered for my 1st ever 5K!!!

Thursday, January 02, 2014

happy new year! it's been a while since i was a regular on here...

but exciting news... i just registered for my first ever 5K! i can't believe it because i've never really been a "runner" and i've gained 20 pounds since May because of a medication i was on... but hey... new year... one life.. and determination, right?! i'm really excited. i'm no longer on the medication that had weight gain as a side effect and i'm down 2 pounds. I'm determined to get my healthy, fit body back and i know i can do it... i've done it before. a 5K probably doesn't seem like much to regular runners but to someone who has never committed to one before and has never fancied running, it is a big deal! lol it's on april 26th, so i have plenty of time to get my self ready for it and to drop these pounds on the way... first time ever doing somethin like this and i'm already proud of myself for doing something outside of my comfort zone. this will keep me focused, for sure!

wishing you all a happy and healthy 2014!

much love,
wendi

  
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GREGGWEISBROD 6/25/2014 1:28PM

    Incredible! It's hard to think you never ran before, you look so incredibly lean in your pics! Was that all from weights, or did you also do some kind of cardio? Hope you've been keeping well and that your 5K went great! :D

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KNLILLA 2/9/2014 5:40PM

    You've been a huge inspiration to me, I think it's amazing that you're doing this, stepping out of your comfort zone! Good luck!

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EOPP22 1/9/2014 11:51PM

    I just signed up for my first 5k in March on Wednesday! So excited to go out and crush it! I am sure you will be awesome!

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FIERCEFIREFLI 1/8/2014 9:03PM

    I love you ladies!! :)

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FITGIRL15 1/6/2014 12:10PM

    YAY! So glad you are back! So excited for you and your race!!! There are MANY sources of "how to train to run" on-line... if you need help getting started! (PS... I'm NOT a runner, so I have NO tips for you! lol but there are many runners here on Spark that would gladly help, I am certain!)

Here's to 2014! Let's get to WORK!

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CANES4EVER63 1/4/2014 12:32AM

    You can do it!! And you'll lose the weight just through running! Just start of slowly and listen to your body. Don't expect to run a 5K on day one, don't expect to run a mile on day one! Do expect to be tired and love it and hate it all at the same time though!

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NIKO27 1/3/2014 5:32AM

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YOURRIDICULOUS 1/2/2014 11:59PM

  Great job. Good luck!

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VEGIBIKER 1/2/2014 11:57PM

    WOOT WOOT!! Congrats on signing up for your first 5k! That's a GREAT start! Every runner - even the best of the best - had to take that first run. Enjoy every minute of your journey!

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hey you!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

good morningggg!!

so i just noticed it's been FOREVER since i last posted a blog. i apologize. lol.

i recently volunteered to participate in an event, which i happen to think is a really important one. on october 14th, i will be walking in the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's in Hartford, CT. i'm determined to hit (hopefully, exceed) my fundraising goal, but i need a little help. so far, i've emailed my friends, co-workers, old co-workers, family... and idk if people think that they have to donate $20 or something, but they DON'T! if all you can donate is $1 or $5, that's helpful! it's for a great cause. Alzheimer's Disease research and awareness is so important!

if you're interested in making a donation to this great cause, please visit the link below.

http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk/CT-Conne
cticut?px=6826075&pg=personal&fr_id=1367

thank you!

much love,
wendi

  
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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 9/5/2012 2:53PM

    My family just did an Alzheimer's walk here in Michigan! Awesome cause...
Good luck!
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DOLLFACEDX 9/5/2012 9:57AM

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hey it's 2011... it's been a while!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

hello sparkers ;)

haven't posted a blog in a longggg time. sorry bout that. lol. hmm..where to start?! well, when i started the new job in august, i managed to put on 5 lbs. in the first month transitioning into my new role at work.. soon after, i met a guy at work, started dating him (big mistake: never date someone that works in your building again, wendi!) and i just ended it last sunday. he treated me better than any man has, but i found our focus on our health was very different (i make mine a top priority; enough said) and i couldn't see us working out long term. so, that was tough, but better for me in the long run. so.. in the time i was dating him, his eating habits wore off on me and i become lazy, and ate fast food and cookies and ended up putting on more weight. so i decided that i had had enough, and got back on my grind. i'm at 155/156 right now and working hard to lose the weight and get down to a feel good weight. i'm eating clean and hittin the gym hard and feeling a lot more like myself again. i am starting to see my definition coming back and i can feel changes happening in my body and i know in the next 2 months, i'll be back to where i want to be. i keep thinking bout spring/summer.. can't wait!!! i plan on having a killer bod this summer. you know what i noticed that i'm going to try REALLY hard to make sure doesn't happen again this year?? every year since i've lost the weight, i put on the same 15 lbs between september and december. every year. and it is so frustrating to have to work so hard to lose the same 15 lbs every year!! so this year, i plan on getting more fit than i ever have, and come september, kick it up a notch! really get super focused. act like i have a beach to be strutting in december, because i can't gain 15 lbs every winter. it's not okay with me. it's embarrassing, and angers me. so yea, it's always good when you can take a step back and notice a pattern of your actions... so that's my plan! stay consistent - year round! also, i'm really trying to not focus on the number on the scale so much because it's more about how i feel and look.. but anyway, yea, just wanted to touch base with you all and let you know i'm here... working hard and taking care of myself!! hope you all are doing well!

much love,
wendi

  
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RURABE 3/15/2011 7:26AM

    Hi Wendy,
I have the same problem, but gain 20 lbs. I'm doing a contingency analysis on this problem for my psychology 136 class. All the best.
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RUNSTEPHRUN 3/6/2011 5:22PM

    So glad you mentioned noticing patterns for ourselves. Such good advice. I think mine would be that I focus for summer, and once summer comes enjoy the fruits of my labors per-se! Well....my aim would be to continue focusing and working just as hard through summer. Even though it's really hard to put on gym clothes when all I wanna do is be in my bikini! (or at least a swim dress)

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FIERCEFIREFLI 1/26/2011 8:26AM

    hmm... now that's an idea!! sounds like a really great one, actually...

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VANESSAVOS13 1/25/2011 12:27PM

    Always seems to happen, when you start dating someone you tend to put on weight.
Why not book a beach vacation/getaway for December so you have something to work for? That way you actually will be struttin on a beach and won't give in to that 15 lbs!

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FITGIRL15 1/23/2011 11:25PM

    Wendi,
sorry to hear that you've put on some weight due to a guy! That's the worst! (Happened to me too... never again!) It's ok though, you'll get back top where you need to be soon with that attitude you've got!!!

So, we are both in the dating scene again, eh??? Hmmm... pickin's are SLIM over here! LOL
I hope you have better luck then me! :) emoticon

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CNWFIT 1/23/2011 2:23AM

    You have no idea how happy I was to see you blogged! I've been doing quite well for the past two days and I plan on keeping it up. Stepped on the scale to see 150 which is officially 16 lbs more than last birthday! I feel ya on the gaining weight in the winter! I'm so glad that you've been great all month. I was good the first week and a little of the second but lost it when Nathan came to visit for my bday week! I started my 60 min cardio sessions yesterday and I plan to do it 5-6 times a week. Not planning on strength training too much, do you think that's bad? I just feel so soft that I feel it's best to do cardio to slim me down. You obviously know what you're doing so I'll take your advice!

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FITMEG28 1/22/2011 3:59PM

    I have the exact same problem in the fall/early winter. Every year I'm up 10lbs due to tailgating, beer and not working out. This year I want to get to my goal weight then focus on not letting myself go during the fall. I think the first step is being aware.

On another note, that is so great that you realized that guy was giving you bad habits. It's so easy to get comfortable and slip back into those old habits. Good luck on the weight loss. You'll be back in your bikini body before you know it! emoticon

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update :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

been a while since i blogged here, so i just wanted to tell you all that the new job is going great, i am still working out and eating right... gotta stay on track through the upcoming months.. it's always the toughest time of the year... i hate winter with a passion lol however, the fall weather is perfect weather for working out :) i'll post some new pics soon.. i'm actually on vacation until monday, so plenty of time to focus on myself and staying motivated. my goal throughout winter is to no maitain between 140 and 145. i don't want to be any heavier than 145 the entire winter. that way, when spring hits, it'll take no time to get super lean for summer! look at me, already thinking bout next summer lol. this weekend i have a wedding on BOTH saturday and sunday to attend. craziness!!! anyway, i've gotta get some things done. hope all of you are doing well!!!

much love,
wendi

  
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JENNIFER124 10/18/2010 12:12PM

    excellent plan!!! started working out with weights and thought of you

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KTWILLIAMS10 9/30/2010 3:02PM

    Hope you enjoyed the weddings!!! =) Love your page! Keep going girl

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FITGIRL15 9/24/2010 3:35PM

    I'm glad your job is going well! Enjoy your last busy FALL weekend! :)

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good things :)

Friday, July 30, 2010

forgive me for neglecting you, sparkies!!! i've been livin the good life! got word last wednesday that i got the job! i start this upcoming monday!!! i will have a new schedule: M-F 10:30-7, a new commute, a new building, new coworkers, new tasks to handle, and a 20% increase in pay. VERY EXCITED! once again, my persistence pays off! i got declined after my first interview because they went with someone with more experience with higher wealth clients, but this time.. i got it ;) during training (which is 5 weeks) i will have to work 830-5... that's gonna be rough on me. it will interfere with my current gym schedule, so i'll have to figure something out. this month i've been hitting the beach a lot, relaxing, and enjoying life. really feelin thankful for all the little things. so thankful for beautiful weather. this month i've also said yes to treats more than any month this year. so yea, that's going to stop because i'm not trying to go backwards when i'm clearly moving forward!!! lol i'm feeling a little emotional about today being my last day in my current position. i've worked in this building for over 4 years, made the same commute, had the same schedule/routine, i know my job like the back of my hand.. i'm great at what i do, and today will be my last time walking in and out of there.. crazy how time just flies. i've had some small promotions in this building, but this is a pretty big change that i'm about to make. not really nervous about the job, but i can get a lil anxious when it comes to changes, especially when i over-think things.. just trying to have faith that everything will be good, and i'll adapt well, and that this "training" schedule doesn't mess me up too much lol. anyway, i've gotta get ready for work... just wanted to check in and let you all know what's been goin on here.. thank you all for your kindness and continued support! you guys are the BESTEST!! :) who's ready for august!!??!?!

much love,
wendi

  
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MOTIVATIONFOUND 8/14/2010 12:47PM

    Congratulations and good luck! Sounds like awesome things are happening for you. :)

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FITGIRL15 8/10/2010 4:38PM

    I'm sure you handled the transition like a pro! Congrats on teh step up and pay increase! :)

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ROGUE_1 8/2/2010 4:29PM

    Congratulations on the new job!!!
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LOVE_2_RUN 8/1/2010 10:12PM

    Congrats!! Good luck with the new job.

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MQBEAST 8/1/2010 2:36PM

  Congratulations,

Good luck with your new schedule as I know that can be difficult I have a new one each week it seems. emoticon

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JENB_121 7/31/2010 5:22PM

    That's so cool. Hope all goes really well!

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-SHIMMER-ANN- 7/30/2010 12:57PM

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you love your new job :)

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DMARIE1181 7/30/2010 10:57AM

    Congrats on your new job! Hope the training schedule doesn't interfere too much. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KERANCE 7/30/2010 10:53AM

    Great news, enjoy your new job! xXx

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PEGGYO 7/30/2010 10:44AM

    Good luck on your new job. You can do it!

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