Saturday, July 06, 2013
This week ...we are talking about anchors with the Pink Vikings which I decided to share my anchors.
What is an anchor??? This is from Weight Watcher which I found was the best description and I love the concept ....
Anchoring is an effective strategy you can use to connect with positive memories and feelings that can restore your confidence, determination and belief in yourself.
When sticking to the plan is tough, that's when you need Anchoring, a process for creating cues and triggers to remind yourself of your weight goal and the inner resources you have to achieve it.
You use Anchoring every day. When you hear a song that makes you smile because you associate it with a certain memory, that's an anchor to that memory.
Anchoring can help you by reminding you of a particular inner resource you may need to connect to when you're having a hard time.
An anchor can be anything you choose, anything you associate with those power-boosting emotions: sights, sounds, smells, textures, tastes, people, places or things.
I loved this concept so much that I have several anchors...
First is one that I discussed with Elle before this current voyage....I bought two small jars, at first I bought a HUGE jar and some colored glass stones, pretty pink, white and red.
Each white stone was a pound and when I put them in the BIG jar ...all 50 stones barely covered the bottom of the jar. I thought 50 pounds was soooo much more and decided the BIG jar would not do. Fifty pounds is lots to me so just having it barely cover the bottom was not acceptable. So I found two small jars and decorated them.
One labeled - Pounds to Lose and the other Pounds Lost!
White stone = 1 pound
Pink stone = 5 pounds
Rose stone - 10 pounds
Each time I lose weight I move the stones from one jar to the other, gaining means moving stones back.
I really like looking at my jar and seeing the stones in the Lose jar! Once done, I plan to keep the jars around as a reminder of my efforts!
My second anchor is a rubber band ball which I put a rubber band on the ball each time I workout ....I LOVE seeing this ball get bigger and bigger showing that I am no longer a couch potato!
Kinda nice coming back from a run or workout knowing I can add another band to my ball. It also reminds me to workout because look how much I have already done...so I can't stop now!
My final anchor...I just picked up this last weekend at the Air & Space Museum in DC. I found the motto from Apollo 13 space mission...
This motto pretty much summed up my feelings that failure is not an option for me either. I bought ....actually my nephew bought me the magnetic and coffee cup with the motto. I will be bringing the mug to work to remind me about my mission to reach goal.
Almost forgot this anchor...which is a workout top I will be wearing when I get to goal. I have it hanging by my bed.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
BFF Pink Ribbon 5K Race - 3/9/2013
Time 47.54 Pace 15.25
Finished 294th of 419
My running buddies...Sally the Beast, Lori the Princess and me the Chief
Warming up before the race....realized several things:
1. Wear sun glasses
2. Pink hair band is maybe not the right look yet
3. Side view is the most truthful looking
4. Touches of blue look really good
St Patrick Tilted Kilt 5K Race - 3/16/2013
Time 46.28 Pace 14.58
Finished 330rd of 363
Running buddy Sally & me before the race!
Robert....my bonus son, my son and him have been friends since he was in kindergarten! It was his first race ....my younger son was suppose to join us but needed to rest before work. He had been battling a cold.
This race was better and my time was 1:26 faster than last race. Also realized that I do look better without glasses....weight needs to go but I like this look better :)
The race took place at Broadway at the Beach....which is was fun to run by all the shops and amusements....even an upside down house!
Race the Inlet 5K Race - 3/29/2013
Time 48:07 Pace 15.29
Some of the members from my Running Club just before our race....really nice flat course through a seaside fishing village. Oak lined streets and beautiful home, this is one of my favorite courses.
My running buddies and me....
Building Futures for Autism 5K Race -4/13/2013
Time 47:01 Pace 15:08
Beautiful day for race....in the 50's with a light ocean breeze. We ran at Market Commons in Myrtle Beach.
Couple of pictures of my running club before the race....quite a crew!
My running buddies.....Sally the Beast, Lori the Princess and me the Chief
Surfside Beach Rotary Club 5K Race - 4/20/2013
Time 46:24 Pace 14:56
Finished 3rd in my age group!!!!!
Really nice race in my town, I walk to the start from my house and use it as my warm up! Looked like it was going to continue raining but it stopped just before the race, and the weather was race prefect....cool and cloudy!
My running club at work
View of one of the streets we run!
DIVA North Myrtle Beach 5K Race - 4/28/2013
Time 44:39 Pace 14:13
Finished 719th out of 1,112 Runners
The race was amazing and packed....would you believe 5,500 runners! We arrived early at 5am to get a good parking spot which was about a mile from the race....nice warmup!
We took some pre-race photos ....
This is part of my running club from work
Our MC....a little odd but he was full of energy!
My running buddy Sally and me before the race. I got her started in running and now she passes me!!! I'm working on catching up...
Walking to our corral before the race....the sun is just rising!
This is the rest of our group ...in the corral waiting for the race to start
And we are off.....
This was what was waiting for us at the end to present the DIVA medal....
After race everyone hung out for a while ....
Our group shared a glass of champagne....
Just before the race finishes, we get a boa & tiara....then right after going over the finishing line a very cute surfer gives you a medal and a rose....then a glass of champagne. Here I am after the race .....finally done!
Finally....my DIVA loot from the race...
The DIVA medals.....this year was the 5K smaller medal but next year I'm getting that big one!
Little River Rotary Club 5K Race - 5/11/2013
Time 45:00 Pace 14:29
This race had hills which is something I usually never run ....most my courses are super flat. This is our club photo for the race....which many of our members missed due to overtime at work and it's getting pretty hot here. Which the temperature was in the high 70's and pretty muggy!
We are all lined up ready to take off
One of the streets ...
Here I am just jogging along..
Everyone gathered by the old oak tree to wait our results!
Military Appreciation 5K Race - 5/25/2013
Time 43:24 Pace 13:59
Finished 3rd in my age group!
Last race this spring ....really nice run along Ocean Drive and then down the boardwalk! I thought it was going to be hot but the weather cooled down and it was in the 60's during the race.
Here are some photos of the race route on the boardwalk...and yes, it is even more beautiful than the pictures
This my fellow club members posing with our medals! Yes...I got 3rd place in my age group!!!
Wicked Hot 5K Race - 9/8/2013
Time 43.04 Pace 14:09
Huntington State Park
First race of the fall was at Huntington State park and we ran on the road for about half the race, then a trail and finally the beach. The race was at 7:30 and it was a beautiful morning. The name of this race fit it almost perfectly....instead of Wicked Hot, it should have been Wicked Hard! As the weather was prefect but my gosh running in the sand was HARD!
We checked out the beach before the race..
Here I am with my running buddies....before the race.
Here I am at the start of the race
Running through the wood on a narrow trail was interesting especially the sandy parts, low branches and little hills. I am so used to running on flat surfaces!
The final part was the hardest running on deep sand to the beach and then finally the beach but during high tide so the sand was still soft. Really worked the legs today! Decided that this was one Wicked Race!
Close up of me with my running buddies!
Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon - 10/20/2013
Time 3:20:32 Pace 15:19
2642th of 2758
Myrtle Beach SC
This surfing themed half marathon, with its surfboard finisher medals and surf style bands. We start at the Mall, run along a main street parkway and end with over 5 miles of oceanfront running!
Two days before the race I picked up the tech race shirt....love the beach theme and my bib...all during the race I could not figure out why people were yelling..GO Betty, you can do it...how did they know my name....LOL...it was on my bib!
Night before the race ....got all my stuff ready...
This is me before the race....we arrived at 6am which was a good thing as it got super crowded with 2758 racers! We even had some rain before the start time of 7am! But is was a comfortable lower 60's with a nice ocean breeze and cloudy for most of the race!
My view of the crowd before the race..
and we are off....
This is the finish line....
And most important of all...our medals!!!!
My medal....and it hanging proudly next to my medal from last year!
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