Monday, May 26, 2014
Last year around this time I set a goal for myself to participate in the 2014 Bolder Boulder 10K. Three weeks ago I went online, signed up and committed to it, officially!
Today, full of emotion and more than a little afraid of trying to walk a little over 6 miles, I set out to accomplish something that I wasn't entirely sure I was ready for.
With my husband walking along side of me, I completed the Bolder Boulder in 1:55:35!
I am elated, relieved and really, really proud of myself.
I have a lot of work left to do on myself, but I feel so much more confident about being able to accomplish other goals now that I have this one under my belt.
I can't wait for next year's Bolder Boulder!
Saturday, May 24, 2014
I recently went to the doctor for my yearly physical. Well, the results were not really a surprise, but they were not exactly what I wanted to hear. My blood sugar is high - 107, and my A1C is 6.2%. So I'm considered to be pre-diabetic. I will not have to take medication for now, but I MUST continue to watch what I eat, try to stay low on the glycemic index and avoid things that I love like chocolate, bread and potatoes. I also have to be more serious than ever about getting in my exercise time.
Sooooo...I signed up for the Bolder Boulder bolderboulder.com/ , a huge local 10K race that happens every Memorial Day. I've wanted to do this for years but have chickened out every year. This year I stepped out of my comfort zone and signed up as a walker and, to be honest, I'm more than a little nervous. But my sweet husband signed up to walk with me (this is huge as he really dislikes walking for exercise) and I know that with his encouragement I'll make it.
10K...that's a LONG walk for this gal. But I'm hoping that one day I'll be running it instead of walking. This is going to be fun! (And exhausting)
Monday, January 13, 2014
I have a goal. I want to walk, run/jog, the Bolder Boulder. This means I need to train. This means I need to get off my backside and walk. There is no Facebook post, no game of CandyCrush, no television program or movie that is more important to me than reaching my goal! I've wanted to do this for YEARS! This will be the year I participate in this 10K race. I am competing against no one but me, but my lack of fitness is a formidable opponent.
I have a plan to get ready for this and I'm starting to implement some of it, however the weather in Colorado has been pretty snowy and wet, so I've kind of let that get in my way. But no more! Starting today (not tomorrow, not next week) I am going to follow my plan. I'll start at day one of week one and faithfully follow my plan EVERY SINGLE DAY!
It is worth the work it takes to be healthy and fit. I need to do this for myself. I need to do this for my family. It doesn't matter that I am currently 70 lbs overweight, I can follow this plan.
I will also do at least one strength training video from SparkPeople three times a week.
Between the two it will never be more than an hour and a half per day.
That's not asking too much of myself. That is loving myself!!
Friday, December 27, 2013
I purchased my Fitbit in early 2013 with Christmas money. I've had a love/hate relationship with it. I love it when I use it. I'm more motivated, energized and optimistic.
But, when I don't use it I hate it! It sits there in the drawer next to my bed mocking me! It screams that I need to get up, get out and get walking! It shouldn't be in the drawer, it should be on my person, racking up steps and motivating me to do just a little (or a lot) more.
I got it out of the drawer this morning and put it in my pocket. I'm halfway to my daily steps walked goal and I'm happy and proud of myself. It wasn't that hard, really. It's about making the choice to do the thing that is good for me. It's about convincing myself that I'm worth the time and effort it will take to get fit and healthier than I've ever been.
I'm working on it.
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