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Getting back on track after being sick!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Oh my gosh... If I had know when I first got sick that it would be almost 3 weeks before I ran again I would be so depressed! But it was! I tried to keep up my exercising until one day after biking to lunch I ended up blacking out while waiting for a table with my family. I missed a couple of days of work but haven't felt good for quite some time. I went to the doctor, they wondered if it was a heart thing... tests... later... it was just a terrible virus (or maybe several viruses). Ugh, but I'm finally feeling better. I still wake up in the morning with a really stuffy nose but this morning I got my but out of bed and bundled up in my winter running clothes.

To get myself out the door I told myself I was just walking to the dumpster to take out my trash but then I ended up walk/running about 2 miles. The fresh air felt great and I already feel my energy level back up to almost normal! I don't even want to look at my running schedule to see where I should be right now in my half marathon training but I'm just going to do the best I can this week and then adapt my plan to where I am next week!



day 1

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

well, I must admit all the tools and articles and tracker things are a little intimidating/confusing right off the start... oh well! this seems like a great resource though, especially for accountability. well, I'm just getting started but basically, I'm here to get healthier, like most. In college I gained a lot of weight and have just become unhappy with the way I look and feel. In some ways I don't recognize myself. so, I guess this journey is also one of me getting back in touch with my values and what I'm passionate about.

since I started my journey, I've already lost 8 pounds which is a great feeling but have plateaued the past couple of weeks. only 42 more to go! I would love to be at my goal weight when I run a half-marathon I'm signed up for April 8, 2012.

I'm also vegan and will be significantly cutting back on added fat/oils/sugars in my diet.
I'm using a couple of cookbooks to get me started... Happy Herbivore, Everyday Happy Herbivore, Forks Over Knives, and Appetite for Reduction. I'm using a half marathon training plan and some recipes from an ebook I found at nomeathalete.com


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DANIKAYOGA 11/10/2012 1:54PM

    Great job! Your starting off fabulous! This is a great site to be and has a lot of supportive people. Good luck with the half marathon! You can do it!

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WATERDIAMONDS 10/25/2012 7:51PM

    I too am a vegan working to make better choices regarding what I eat. We can do this right?

Best of luck to you in your efforts to regain the great health you deserve!


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