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Saturday, May 05, 2012

So I've been gone for a bit. Fell off track but I'm not going to quit all together. So I haven't posted anything because I was honestly embarrassed to confess that I hadn't been working out or eating right. But I realize I need to do that to move forward. So here it is. I got to the end of C25K, literally my last week of it and never finished. I let fear get the best of me. I was scared of not finishing the final run and disappointing myself. I know that was dumb but it happen. I was so close and just quit and found excuse after excuse. Then working out just went out the window. I lacked motivation and confidence in myself. Fast food and eating out was all I did. Because honestly it was convenient. I need help lol, seriously I can't figure out things to make that are super quick and easy but still have nutritional value.

So here I am today. I gotta get this off my chest so I can let go of this guilt and get back on track. I've decide that tomorrow I'm going to start working out Twice a day. Don't have an exact plan on what workouts but just as long as I do it twice a day. That's my goal. And to start counting my calories again. I know if I don't count my calories I'll go way over and it's defeating the purpose of working out. So wish me luck and success lol because I'm gonna need it. Here's to determination!

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    Welcome back!! I'm impressed that you had the courage to post about falling off the horse, so to speak. I'm sure it was tough, but it helps keep you accountable! How have you been doing since you posted this? Well, I hope!!! But if not, don't forget that you have total control over what you do from here on out. You ALWAYS have the chance to start making positive choices for yourself :-)

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VALKYRIA- 5/7/2012 12:06PM

    Welcome back! No matter how hard we fall, we can always get up again.

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CONDA86 5/7/2012 11:25AM

    Welcome back! emoticon

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HARLEYQUINN1822 5/6/2012 12:45PM

    Thank you all so much for the much needed support! I realize I can't give up now. Your pep talks really cheered me up so thanks again =-) . And @ slimpea that is a great idea, water aerobics . Hmm have to look into that or find a pool lol

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J0ETTE 5/5/2012 9:13PM

    Welcome back! Don't forget those babysteps. I love the renewed determination, but don't want to see you fall again because you burn out. Take what you learned and move forward. :)

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IOEINC 5/5/2012 11:24AM

    Welcome back. We will help you to stick your plan. That's what we are here for.. to motivate and keep everyone on track!! We all fall off along the way.. the trick is recognizing it and getting back on the Sparkwagon. We hope to hear lots more from you!!!

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K1TT3N 5/5/2012 11:15AM

    welcome back and good luck we are all here for you

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SLIMPEA 5/5/2012 9:46AM

    Welcome Back, Girl! It happens to a lot of us. You took the first step in realizing what you were doing, admitting your mistakes and now you just have to pick up and start again. I haven't finished C25K either because my back and hip is still giving me problems and not allowing me to run. However I did find a local water aerobics class and started going 4 times a week...and guess what?? I've lost more weight doing that than when I was running!
Find what is right for you. Find something you enjoy doing and that you can put your ALL into. Scour the Spark Recipes to find ideas...modify them to fit your tastes.
YOU CAN DO THIS!! We are here to help!
If you are feeling down send me a message! I'll give you a pep talk any time!! emoticon

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DAYTHYME 5/5/2012 4:59AM

    Good Girl! I have fallen off many times as well. You just say to yourself, oh one more day of not logging into SP won't hurt, but then that one day turns into a week and then now your embarrased(as you mentioned). Totally been there. Welcome back. We need you girly! Just keep that focus of tracking everything!

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CHIEF_GEEK 5/5/2012 2:59AM

    Welcome back!

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Running & Exercise Quotes to Keep You Moving

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Now go, yes you, go out there and workout! You can do it!

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DMILLE40 4/12/2012 11:10PM


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**RENEE** 4/12/2012 10:44PM

    Quotes are so motivating to me. I'll be adding these to my Pinterest once I figure out how. lol Thanks for sharing!

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RAPUNZEL53 4/12/2012 10:18PM


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Join me on the Biggest Loser Challenge this month!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Allright so if you joined the group, 20 something with 100lbs to lose. You probably allready know about the BLC 14 Sign up this month. If not and you fall in this category join the group and sign up! I'm always up for a good challenge and this seems to be fun =-) So to my spark friends, if you join let me know, let's do this!

Here's the link to the group : www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i

And here's where to join the Biggest Loser Challenge for this month, hurry before the deadline the 13th!


One last thing, make sure when you sign up when you click the link and read the rules don't click on the first link in the rules. Scroll all the way to the bottom and click that link otherwise you'll just get a error message and it won't sign up. So click on the link at the bottom and it'll take you to the sign up page

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KAELANI83 4/13/2012 12:24AM

    I was in the last one and I'll be in this one too! :)

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COOKIE352 4/11/2012 1:38PM

    Seems interesting may try it.

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Next Week I will be Finishing C25K!!!!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

I'm in the home stretch now! Can't believe I finished Week 7 today! It was kinda hard especially today because I've gotten so side tracked these last few days. Been crazy busy with Easter around the corner and trying to get my daughter everything. So I ended up taking a 3 day break between Week 7 Day 2 and Week 7 Day 3, let me just say that was a HUGE mistake. It really took it's toll on me when I ran today. I really felt out of shape again, so note to self. It seems easier to run even when I'm sore from just resting one day than to take a longer break and run and feel back at square one. But I pushed through it and kept reminding myself how far I've come, there's no going back. This is seriously the longest I've ever stuck to a workout routine, even if I fell off track those few days, it's OK. It's like falling off a horse, you just get right back up =-)

Don't beat yourself up about it, things happen you just keep going and prove to yourself that you are so capable of doing anything, even if at first it seems impossible, it's not. I know it's easy to get discouraged and to have self doubts, believe me I know it all too well. But remember why you started to begin with. Are you happy living in your old habits? Are you happy being overweight? I really have to ask myself that when I feel doubt coming on. And of coarse my answer is NO!! lol I'm so tired of being tired. Honestly I feel like I'm in prison, like I'm imprisoned in this body. This isn't me, this is just what's holding me back. There's a healthy woman dying to get out and to live her life, I'm fighting for her, I'm fighting for my life. It's not easy to be overweight, but I made bad choices that got me here, Now it's time to make the right choices to get me out. I'm at a point in my life where I realize I need to change, not later, but NOW. My health is deteriorating before me, I was in denial before but I see it now. Diabetes was a huge red flag, so were other things, back problems, even my heart hurts at times for no reason. I need to change. I sit here and I think 5 years from now, maybe even less if I don't change where will I be? I know for a fact I'll gain more weight, then what?, more health problems, death? I mean really, it's scary to put it into perspective but I think that's what I need.

You know I never have been a blogger, this is the first time I've ever done anything like this. But I gotta tell you, blogging has helped me so much to come to terms with things I've been in denial about for so long. It really helps to take accountability for what your eating or what exercises your doing. One thing I really love about this is the feedback I get from everyone. I love how positive you all are, I read everyone comments and try to write everyone back. Sometimes I'm not on as often as I'd like to be but I just want to take the time and say THANK YOU ALL from the bottom of my heart for every kind word, everyones ever said to me. You'll never know how much all of you have helped me to continue my journey and to not give up. I get really inspired and your kind words always give me that boost I need to keep going.

So I hope I can inspire others as well! Here's some quotes for today, hope you all have a good one!

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they
were to success when they gave up. - Thomas Edison

Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility
of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths instead of your weaknesses, on
your powers instead of your problems. - Paul J. Meyer

Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles. - Alex Karras

No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely,
positively do have the power to change. - Bill Phillips emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 4/6/2012 12:58AM


I don't run, so you have me quite impressed!

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Next year I'm doing The Color Run!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Info: The Color Run is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a color crazy day with your friends and family. It doesn't matter how old you are or what shape you are in at this event. It's about having fun - whether you are an athlete or a casual walker.

I love this idea, when I started C25K one of my goals was to actually be able to run a official 5K. I've been doing research and came across this, the Color Run! This is the kind of run I want to do. How fun is it that they incorporate color into sections of your run, looks super fun and just the kind of spirit I need to complete something like that. The great thing is they do it all over the place so check out the website if your interested to see if they're in your state too.

Here's a vid of some events:




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POOPSEYTCLOWN 3/30/2012 11:23PM

    Just found out tonight they are coming to Louisville, Ky July 22. I just learned of this event the other night and wrote to them about coming to Louisville, they wrote back....Ohh...we like that! Imagine my surprise they already had it set up to come. This will be my first 5k so I am so excited about this. Hope you get to go. Looks like a great event and what a great way to start out doing your first run. SO EXCITED!!

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PYNETREE 3/29/2012 9:59AM

    How Fun!!

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CLUEINGFORLOOK8 3/29/2012 9:19AM

    I really wanted to do this one but they don't have one in Michigan. I'm so sad since it seems like a blast.

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MADDIEMOM27 3/29/2012 6:19AM

    I'm doing the one in ny this August!!

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