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New Goals- How to walk the path?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

What motivates people enough to walk the path and stick to what they initially set out to do? I think that I have always suffered from depression and so running was my cure when I was younger (which became very addicting). But now since I'm at Master Runner's Age and my weight is way over and I'm out-of-shape what and how can I get this old carcass moving again gently enough that I don't hurt myself but with enough velocity that my spirits are up and that I feel like my life has purpose? I spent the last 2 and a half years in college and finally graduated this last month (which was one of my goals) but all during that time I only played with trying to get into shape. I was working full-time, trying to parent and do my studies.. considering I guess I did o.k. but it all has taken a heavy toll on my body. I walked today a very long way.. and it felt really really good to commune with nature. I am so hoping that I can get out EVERY SINGLE day and do something. I so wish to get this weight off!!! And to be able to run again..

  
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SEATTLESIMS 7/8/2014 1:27PM

    You can do it.. slowly building up with walk/jogging. Take you time for both your healthy and mental outlook on it and take your time. Enjoy the time outside and make it a daily routine! And have FUN!
Strength training also goes a long way in helping us lose weight and be strong enough for running etc!


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ECOAGE 7/8/2014 10:29AM

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MARGARITTM 7/8/2014 10:11AM

    Running is just waiting for you! Patiently waiting... Start slow and work up ..........I will see you at the finish line

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Finding Running & Myself

Friday, April 11, 2014


Welcoming changes to my life.. Finding a way to keep a balance with work and having a real life. Going back to school as an adult takes it from you.. I must find myself again after all the years of study, devotion and stress... I'm on my feet again running.. Slow but running. My son took this photo of me today as I was headed out for an evening run after work tonight. Thanx for your support..

  
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HOBBESIS49 4/12/2014 1:54PM

    Thank you my supportive Sparked Friends you really rock & I hope to be on your support team soon (after I'm done with my studies Thanx again everyone!).

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CHERYL_ANNE 4/12/2014 12:46PM

    WooHoo to the running gear shot!

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PDQ1203 4/12/2014 10:40AM

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MBTEPP 4/11/2014 9:55PM

    Change is always exciting if you are asking for it. Enjoy the journey, as you have earned it. It will be a good stress in your life, and running will help put life in perspective.

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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 4/11/2014 9:24PM

    I like your update!!! Your shirt too - a lucky one!!!
Change is often a good thing but the transition - even when it is welcome, anticipated and expected to lead to positive - can be stressful...
Running, even slow!!!, is a great way to get energized, especially if you are going outside - you will get vitamin D as a bonus!!!
Keep the big goal in mind... a few more days - you can do it!

Sending positive energy your way.
Julia

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1 Month Left Before I Graduate

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

I will be a somewhat absent participant (as I have been these last few weeks but wanted to let you all know that I'm 'still' here behind the scenes.

Thinking of all of you & your positive sparks!

Keep up the good work.. I will return in full force AFTER I graduate!

emoticon emoticon One more month to go..
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Jane

  
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POCOPRESTO 4/9/2014 3:30AM

    Good luck Jane, you sound as if you're well on track! emoticon Not long to go now! emoticon xx

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MBTEPP 4/2/2014 6:41PM

    I am not sure how we lost connection, but you keep up the good work. It is exciting to come to the end of a journey, and more exciting to begin anew! Congratulations.

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CINDYAST 4/2/2014 4:41PM

    Good luck! You can do it!

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SMITTY4RL 4/2/2014 8:24AM

    Congratulations in advance! So happy for you! emoticon

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144AUTUMN 4/2/2014 4:01AM

  You got this, keep up the good work!!

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MYAKAYAH 4/2/2014 2:22AM

    Keep going to do well with your studies! Its just a month until graduation~

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I WANT TO RUN!!!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

I used to be a distance runner years and years ago. Would often get up in the morning to a good 5-9 mile run almost every day.

In high school ran hurdles, cross-country and the 1500 but life happens (especially to woman in their mid to late 40's and early 50's)..

And it did.. child birth and two seriously life altering female surgeries, a stressful job and unhappy partnership I found myself 50lbs overweight and miserable. I lost 30 & went back to school but that was a few years ago now I need to lose again and keep it off!!! ALL of it..

My thing now is trying to protect my knees and get this weight off so that I can possibly run
again..

I just turned 50 this last summer and the weight is just a real challenge..

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Jane in Oregon

  
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TXPATRIOT 2/24/2014 12:03AM

    I can totally relate. I became a runner (again) a couple of years ago. I started running at over 100 pounds overweight.

Try not to focus on what you did in the past, but what you can do now.

Start slow, listen to your body and keep going!

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ECOAGE 2/23/2014 10:20PM

    I'm still a beginning runner. I will hit 60 in March. As long as I keep trying, I am a runner.

You are a runner IF you run. How far you run, how fast you run ... worry about that later.

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GABIBEAR 2/23/2014 9:29PM

    Sounds like you have your mind up Jane. Go for what you believe is good for you and your body. I'll never be a runner as I have had bad knees since my car accident when I was in my late teens, but I can surely walk as much as I need and even do sprints! Don't do anything to damage your knees, but don't give up any dreams either! Make it work for you!

Gabi
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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/23/2014 7:33PM

    When I started running over 25 years ago, my intervals were 30 SECONDS run and 4:30 walk, repeated until 30 minutes. Each week I increased the run portion by 15 seconds and decreased the walking accordingly. It took 6 month to run my first 5K but no injuries and I;m still in the race at age 66.

Did I mention that I'm a very persistent gradualist?

Also, each pound lost translates to 4 pounds less pressure on your knees, so it will get easier the closer you get to goal.

Good luck and hang in there!

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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 2/23/2014 6:45PM

    Take it one step at the time - slow!!!! Follow a good training plan that will gradually takeyou there...
You can do t! You are at the right place to keep track of your pprogress, get support and see the difference!
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MBTEPP 2/23/2014 6:10PM

    What a great affirmation!

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BEFIT014 2/23/2014 6:04PM

    I'm 52 and just started jogging about 2 months ago. I do more walking than running and I SERIOUSLY doubt I'll EVER do 5 - 9 miles a day.

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BOILHAM 2/23/2014 6:02PM

    Walk most of the time, then jog for a little bit, even a few steps, once in a while. Take your time and running will come. Good luck!

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Taking time for self

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Bingeing is a symptom I have just come to realize: It is an attempt to do self care when one feels uncared for. Binges are signals that something is wrong & that needs are not being met either physically or emotionally. Binges are a last stand against deprivation.

Before you can take time for yourself in ways other than bingeing, one must believe that they are worth deserving time for themselves.

Today I took a day off of work and did frivolous, self focused activities without thinking of doing for others.

This a a part of my journey of healing.



  
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GABIBEAR 2/7/2014 12:55AM

    What a fantastic idea Jane!!! Hope you had a great time!!!

Gabi
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GOODGETNBETR 2/7/2014 12:41AM

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Thanks for sharing this.

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RACEWELLWON 2/6/2014 9:47AM

    Great blog - so true - getting a grip on that early is huge progress . Hugs k

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MBTEPP 2/6/2014 9:47AM

    Great reminder that we must take care of ourself before we can take care of others. Good for you!

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BEANIES_MOM 2/6/2014 9:20AM

    I am glad you took time to yourself, and what great insight you have for the reasons behind binges.

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SMITTY4RL 2/6/2014 7:52AM

    I have never thought of it that way, but I can see it. Great insight--will try to remember!

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NUTRON3 2/6/2014 7:10AM

    Great idea!

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INTRINSIC_2014 2/6/2014 5:28AM

    I've never thought of it that way. One of my main psychological issues is feeling uncared for. Somehow I've come to realize that I have to be the one caring for myself, but I never went behind that feeling to see where it came from. (If that makes sense! LOL)

So maybe my body was just trying to mother me (and "feed me"), when really all I needed to do was show myself that I care (in a nonfood related way)... Lots to think about! Thank you!
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LADYVOLSFAN1954 2/6/2014 1:31AM

    That's a good idea! I should try that. Thanks for the idea!

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